Antalya Kayseri high speed train line: AK Party Antalya province congress on the weekend. The ministers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Transport have joined the congress. However, the Minister of Transport, Lütfi Elvan said that they will do the tender for the project for the construction of a high-speed train construction project in Antalya-Konya-Aksaray-Nevşehir and Kayseri.
This line is particularly problematic between Konya and Antalya due to the Taurus Mountains… I think the ground survey and projecting work will take at least 2 years. In fact, if the tender is to be held this month, there is a deadline in the specification; However, I am making this comment based on an estimate, as we do not have the opportunity to reach the specifications for now.
Assuming that the study and project work of this line will be completed in two years, the job at 2017 will come to the tender stage. In such a case, the tender for the construction of this line will take place before the 2019 elections.
While we were looking for the answer to the question of when the foundation of the Kayseri-Ankara high-speed train line would be taken and when to finish, the good news came for the Antalya-Kayseri line.
If everything goes as planned, hopefully in 2023 we will have a high-speed train that goes between Kayseri and Antalya for 200 km per hour. This means that the distance between Kayseri and Antalya will fall to 2.5-3 hours.
On the other hand, I wonder about the latest situation of the works related to the construction of the high speed train line between Kayseri and Yerköy. Finally, both MP Mr. Karayel and Mr. Governor Düzgün stated that this line will end in 2018 ...
MP Karayel, the High Planning Council of the decision of the Prime Minister Davutoğlu'nun expressed the expectation of the signature.
Afterwards, the tender should take place. In order for the construction tender to be made, 10% of the total cost should be allocated as an allowance… Our deputy said that they had taken the floor from the Minister of Transport Elvan at this point. I hope the foundation of the high-speed train line will be laid before the general elections.