Ankara-Izmir High-Speed Train Project's Ankara-Afyonkarahisar stage of the infrastructure construction contract signing ceremony, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yildirim and the Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroglu with the participation of 11 will be held in June at the General Directorate of TCDD.
According to the statement made by TCDD, Ankara-İzmir YHT Project consists of Ankara- (Polatlı) - Afyonkarahisar, Afyonkarahisar-Uşak and Uşak-Manisa-İzmir stages. With the project, the total project value of which is 3 billion 567 million TL and provided by the equity, it is aimed to transport 6 million passengers per year. With the project with a total length of 624 km, the travel time between Ankara and Izmir will be 3 hours 30 minutes. The Ankara (Polatlı) -Afyonkarahisar section, on which the contract for the infrastructure construction will be signed, is 167 km, and will depart from the 120th km of the Ankara-Konya road, which is the current YHT line, and the travel time between Ankara-Afyonkarahisar will decrease to 1 hour 30 minutes.
ANKARA -AFYONKARAHİSAR TRAIN ROAD FEATURES
Project Speed: 250 mileage hour
Number of Tunnels: 11
Total Tunnel Length: 8 thousand meters
Number of Viaducts: 16
Total Viaduct Length: 6257 meters.
Number of Bridges: 24
Underpass overpass number: 116
Number of Grilles: 195
Excavation-Filling / Earthworks: 65 Million 500 thousand cubic meters
Project time: 1080 days
Production cost: 714 million 432 thousand 200 TL
Contractor: Sigma + Burkay + Makimsan + YDA Partnership
The tender for the construction of the Afyonkarahisar-Uşak stage of the Ankara-Izmir YHT Project was announced in 2012, while the Uşak-Manisa-İzmir stage was underway for the revision works of the implementation projects.