Samsun Railway Closure. Illustration: Rail Turkey

No Trains to Samsun for 2 Years

TCDD announced that, there will be construction works in the railway between Samsun and Kalin which is connecting Samsun to national rail network for 32 months starting with 2015.

The project is expected to start on January 2015, and closures will be applied according to following schedule:

Project Days Expected Dates Samsun-Kizilca (marked red) Kizilca-Kalin (marked blue) National rail network connection
1-122 Jan 15 – Apr 15 Open Open Yes
123-487 May 15 – Apr 16 Closed Open No
488-852 May 16 – Apr 17 5 days closed – 2 days open Closed No
852-974 May 17 – Agu 17 5 days closed – 2 days open 5 days closed – 2 days open Partially (2 days a week)

Since railway connection with Samsun and Gelemen (the logistic center 10 km away from Samsun) will not be affected from the construction works.

Map: Onur Uysal

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12 thoughts on “No Trains to Samsun for 2 Years

  1. Do you have the exact closure date of the Samsun line, I am traveling to Turkey later this year and was planning to travel from Sivas – Samsun- Amasya on the 27th April and then Amasya- Sivas on the 28th April, Thank you for any information that you can provide.

    1. Not yet.. But the tender has not been completed. Since line will be open in the first 6 months of consruction, you can be sure that line will be open in April-May.. Enjoy your travel..

    2. Hi Onur. I saw that the starting of works was postponned for September 2015. Do you have any idea, at least the Contract was signed or was postponned also? Thank you.

    3. Hi Cristian. The contract was already signed as far as I heard. They are told to be waiting for completion of current transport contracts on line.

    4. Hi Onur. Thank you very much for your answer. I was working on Adana south Contract, so maybe this one will be good also. See you.

  2. Hi Onur. Can you provide me, please, a link, with this Ceremony, from a newspaper, something? Thank you very much. Best regards.

    1. Tesekurler Onur. I understood that even the ‘Consultant’ for the Project was selected!!😉 Do you have also some ‘news’? Best regards, Cristian

  3. Hi Onor. I saw in the ”Railway journal” the announcement you said, but this was just for ”financeing” was not the ”proper” Contract with the ‘”Construction” Consortium!! Probably is to be expected later till September as you mentioned! All the best, Cristian

  4. Hi Onur. Thank you very much for informing me. That’s clear the ”construction” Contract was signed probably in the same day was ”secured” founding from EU money, OK? Best regards.

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