Standing out as an environmentally friendly project, the investment cost will reach 10,5 billion lira. Halkalı- Works within the scope of Kapıkule Railway Project continue.
The construction of which started in June last year and constitutes 153 kilometers of the project. Çerkezköy- Work on the Kapıkule railway line has intensified.
It will provide high standard rail connection with European countries, Çerkezköy-Kapikule and Halkalı-Çerkezköy consisting of railway sections Halkalı- 20 percent progress has been achieved in the construction of the Kapıkule railway line.
The line within the scope of the project, which was deemed worthy of the 2019 Inspirational Project Award in the field of "Finance and Funding" at the Eurasia Strategic Infrastructure Projects Leadership Forum, ÇerkezköyIt will be built as stations in Büyükkarışıra, Lüleburgaz, Babaeski, Edirne and Kapıkule.
53 underpasses, 59 overpasses, 16 railway bridges, 2 tunnels, 194 culverts and 3 viaducts will be built in the project, which also includes art structures that are difficult to build.
A double line, 200 km speed, signal and electrification will be built, and the total investment cost will reach 10,5 billion lira, and freight and passenger trains will be able to operate.
The project is built environmentally friendly
The project was designed taking into account all environmental measures such as preserving and reusing the organic soil along the line route, crossing for wildlife and manufacturing sound curtains. Environmental awareness is kept at the highest level in the works.
Within the framework of the Environmental Management Plan, noise, vibration, surface water quality and dust are measured before the construction starts and necessary measures are taken and transactions are carried out.
Thanks to the operation of the railway vehicles to be used within the scope of the project with electrical energy, it is aimed to keep the carbon emission value very low. In addition, regular environmental training is given to field personnel.
530 million Euros of the contract value of 275 million Euros for this part of the railway project will be provided from European Union grant funds.
In this respect, the project is also the biggest grant project.
ÇerkezköyThe construction of the Kapıkule section is aimed to be completed in 2023. HalkalıThe other section of the Kapıkule Railway line, which is 76 kilometers Halkalı-Çerkezköy Tender preparations continue for the segment.
Investment has become a door for employment in the region
As with the other investments of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, this project has opened a door of employment in the region since the first day it started.
At this stage, approximately 2 thousand people are employed within the scope of the project. This number is expected to reach 3 thousand 500-4 thousand in the following period.
What will change in transportation at the end of the project?
When the project, which offers the comfort of traveling at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour on the railway, is completed, the following advantages will be provided in transportation:
"Halkalı- Travel time between Kapıkule by train will be reduced from 4 hours to 1 hour 20 minutes, and freight transport time will decrease from 6,5 hours to 2 hours and 20 minutes.
With the project, Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdağ provinces will be connected to the high-speed train network. HalkalıAn important part of the Iron Silk Road from London to Beijing with the Kapıkule railway line will be completed.
When completed, the line will connect Turkey and the Trans-European network of high quality to each other.
The export opportunities of the industrial products produced in the region will increase, and the logistics costs that will occur during the transportation of the necessary raw materials to the manufacturing industry will decrease.
Currently 1,53 million tons of freight is transported, it is aimed to increase this figure to 9,6 million tons annually and to increase the annual average number of 600 thousand passengers to 3,4 million.
By decreasing the density of land transportation in the region, rail transportation will increase, so accidents and air pollution will decrease. "