📩 09/04/2023 21:56
In the high-speed train project, which will reduce Ankara-Sivas to 3 hours, 90 percent progress has been made in Yerköy-Sivas infrastructure works after the tender for the Yozgat-Sivas line and Ankara-Kırıkkale-Yerköy section. Ankara-Sivas high-speed train project is aimed to be completed in 2016. A senior official from TCDD said that the main route works continue in the form of excavation, filling, sub-base layer, concrete amount, excavation and tunnel. Noting that the tender for the Ankara-Yerköy line was delayed due to the highway project being on the agenda, the official said, “Therefore, the projects of the highway and the railway coincided with each other. But this year we will tender the second part. The area between Kırıkkale and Yerköy is a flat area, so it will go faster there. But we will have some difficulty in Elmadağ. In the end, it will all end in 2016,” he said.
There are Chinese in the consortium
In the tender for the Yozgat (Yerköy) -Sivas section of the high-speed train to be built between Ankara and Sivas, the lowest bid was given by the joint venture group formed by ChinaMajor Bridge Engineering (China) - Cengiz İnşaat - Limak and Kolin İnşaat with $ 839 million. The firm that won the tender will carry out earthworks such as excavation and filling, culvert, under and overpasses, transition bridges, highway crossing bridges, 4 viaducts and 7 bored tunnels. The line is expected to be completed within 3 years.
Project, Pan-Europe 4. Located in the hallway
If the Ankara – Sivas high-speed train project is realized, the existing railway length, which is 602 kilometers, will be shortened by 136 kilometers and will decrease to 466 kilometers. The travel time, which is 11 hours, will be 2 hours and 50 minutes. The approximate cost of the project, which will have a double track speed of 250 kilometers, is 1 billion 85 million dollars. Ankara-Sivas railway project is located on the railway connection of Europe-Iran, Europe-Middle East and Caucasus countries. The project is located in the 4th Corridor of Pan-European. With the Ankara-Sivas railway project, the Ankara - Istanbul and Ankara - Izmir High Speed Train lines will be put into operation, and a railway connection will be provided between the east and the west of the country. Not only the east and west of our country, but also the connection between Europe and Iran, Europe and the Caucasus will be realized thanks to this project.