The Turkey rail map shows all the railway stations and lines of Turkey trains. This train map of Turkey will allow you to easily travel by train in showing the major rail routes and high speed rail routes of Turkey in Asia. The Turkey rail map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Turkey has a well-developed, state-owned railway system built to standard gauge (1435 mm) which falls under the remit of the Ministry of Transport and Communication. The primary rail carrier is the Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) (Turkish State Railways) which is responsible for all long-distance and cross-border freight and passenger trains as its mentioned in Turkey rail map. A number of other companies operate suburban passenger trains in urban conurbations.
In 2008, Turkey had 10,991 km of railway lines, of which 95% were single-tracked, 21% of the network was electrified and 28% signalled as you can see in Turkey rail map. Due to the mountainous geography of the country, the network has many steep gradients and sharp curves. Electrified lines run from Kapıkule on the Bulgarian border via Istanbul to Ankara, and from Divriği via Malatya to İskenderun on the Mediterranean coast. Additionally, Sivas and İzmir have electrified networks.
As of 2009, a program of building a national high-speed rail network is underway; Istanbul is to be connected via Eskişehir and Polatlı to Ankara, and Ankara to Sivas. A line from Polatlı to Konya as its shown in Turkey rail map is also being constructed, making Polatlı a junction on the high speed network. Lines are also planned from Polatlı via Afyon to Izmir, from Yerköy (on the line from Ankara to Sivas) to Kayseri, from Osmaneli (on the Istanbul-Polatlı section) to Bursa, and to Edirne on Turkey European border. The first completed section of the high-speed line between Ankara and Eskişehir was openened by the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 13, 2009.