The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) at the end of the year 2013 gave weight to work faster train station due to be completed by the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train project.
In this context, first Ankara and Istanbul high speed train stations are planned to be raised in 2013. TCDD has determined the location of the first high speed train station to be built in Istanbul. The high-speed train station will be built in Pendik, and will include a shopping mall, entertainment halls, luxury restaurants, playgrounds and parking. TOKI will build the station. In return, it will receive a 50 percent share of any commercial area within the station. TCDD's share will be 50 percent. State Railways also speeded up their efforts for any necessary decision that would pave the way for the construction of the station. On the other hand, a tender will be held on July 17 for the high speed train station to be built in Ankara. The project will be carried out by the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) method.
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