Bandirma Bursa Osmaneli High Speed Line

Bandirma-Bursa-Osmaneli High Speed Line

All details of Bandırma-Bursa-Osmaneli high speed line which is now under construction.

Route

  • Osmaneli (0 km – intersection with Istanbul-Eskisehir-Ankara high speed line)
  • Yenisehir (41 km)
  • Bursa (95 km)
  • Bandirma (185 km)
Bandirma Bursa Osmaneli High Speed Line
Bandirma Bursa Osmaneli High Speed Line. Illustration: Onur Uysal

Technical Spects

  • 185 km long
  • Max speed 200 km/h
  • Double track, electrified (25 kV, 50 Hz AC)
  • For passenger and freight trains
  • Standard railway gauge (1435 mm)
  • Travel time (planned)
    • Ankara-Bursa:  2 hr 10 min
    • Istanbul-Bursa: 2 hr 15 min

Last Status (as of 10/2015)

  • Bursa-Yenisehir : 40% of groundwork completed. Laying of rail lines, electrification and signalization not started yet. Construction works stopped for more than one year.
  • Yenisehir -Osmaneli : Preliminary analysis continue.
  • Bandirma-Bursa : Project draft prepared by Transportation Ministry and given to TCDD.

Projenin Sahibi ve Maliyeti

  • TCDD is the owner of the project
  • Added to investment plans in 2008. Project budget was announced as TL 900 mn (€ 280 mn), completion date as 2013
  • TL 518 mn spent as of end of 2014. 2015 budget is TL 150 mn
  • Expected to cost TL 1.14 bn and completed in 2018
  • Contractor of groundwork of Bursa-Yenisehir section is Celikler.
  • There are 12 tunnels (16.5 km long in total) and 9 viaducts (6.27 km long in total) in Bursa-Yenisehir section

History

  • 2008 – Included into investment plans
  • 03.2011 – Tender opened for Bursa-Yenisehir section
  • 12.2011 – Preliminary analysis started in Yenisehir-Osmaneli section
  • 05.2012 – Construction works started in Bursa-Yenisehir section
  • 12.2012 – Kick-off ceremony in Bursa-Yenisehir section
  • 2014 – After analysis of alternatives as intersection point, Osmaneli was the final decision
  • 12.2014 – Tender opened for Yenisehir-Osmaneli section
  • 03.2015 – Offers given for Yenisehir-Osmaneli section

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