Progress In Construction Of High Speed Train Line Between Istanbul And Ankara / Turkey

Progress In Construction Of High Speed Train Line Between Istanbul And Ankara :Mr. Süleyman Karaman, General Director of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) provided information on progress in İstanbul Ankara High Speed Train Line project. He stated that one of the most demanding sections in the project was the Eskişehir crossing and explained: “For the first time a railway system is being constructed under a city. One other example in the world is in the city of Cordoba. We do not want to be forced to have such a crossing again in the future.”

Mr. Karaman has explained that they had some problems with the Municipality administration regarding the Station Terminal in Eskişehir and have explained that the plans for the station are completed and they plan to announce a tender soon. He explained that there are 755 architectural structures built on the İstanbul Ankara line and the section between Köseköy and Gebze is being constructed with the 150 million € grant from EU. Mr. Karaman indicated that the line will be connected to Marmaray and reach Halkalı and continued explaining “Once the line is opened for service, the travel time between İstanbul and Ankara will be reduced to 3.5 hours. At first stage there will be 16 trips. After connection with Marmaray is established, headway will be reduced to 15 minutes or half an hour.

We also did a survey on fare level, asking them what they prefer. Everybody says they will use it if the fare is 50 TL. And 80% say they will use it if the rate is 80TL. We will evaluate the survey and determine the fare level. The construction works are completed. Currently tests are being conducted. Once the tests are completed we will start carrying passengers. This date might be 29th May. We first considered to open the system in March, but could not achieve that objective. He most important thing here is to start service after ensuring full level of safety.”

Progress In Construction Of High Speed Train Line Between Istanbul And Ankara

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