General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments; The preparation works for the Antalya-Konya-Aksaray-Nevsehir-Kayseri Railway Project are ongoing.
According to the information contained in the Investments Journal, survey projects and engineering services are carried out by Yuksel Domanic. These studies are expected to be completed for next year. In this phase, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) application file was prepared by the MGS Project company and submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. The ministry took the file down. After the preparatory work is completed, the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments will be presented to the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications. With the approval of the Ministry, the project will be transferred to the General Directorate of State Railways (TCDD) and the works will be carried out by this institution.
The Antalya-Konya-Aksaray-Nevsehir-Kayseri Railway Project route will be an important link connecting the regions on the north-south axis of the railway transportation plans made nationally. There are very low standards of roads between the existing highway and the cities located in the north and Antalya. With the project, the railway connection will be reduced and the road usage values will decrease and the transportation standards will increase. The project consists of Antalya-Kayseri mainline and Alanya-Antalya connection line.
Antalya-Kayseri main line, starting from Antalya Dosemealti district, Kepez, Aksu, Serik, Manavgat, Ibradi and Akseki through the districts, Konya will reach the provincial border. Konya, Seydisehir, Meram and Karatay districts will reach the border of Aksaray province. After passing through Aksaray Eskil, Merkez and Gülağaç districts, Nevşehir Acıgöl will go through Kayseri, İncesu District through Avanos and Ürgüp districts. Alanya-Antalya connection line in the district of Alanya will be separated from the main line in Alanya district. 5 km / s passenger trains in the project, which is expected to cost 250 billion pounds, and the freight trains are planned to speed up to 80 km / h. The project is intended to be carried out as a separate electric line 2 for both cargo and passenger transportation.
Source: Aksaray Media