Ankara Sivas Very High Speed Line

Ankara-Sivas Very High Speed Line

All details of Ankara-Sivas very high speed line which is now under construction. 

Route

  • Ankara (0 km)
  • Kirikkale (74 km – plans for connection to Corum-Samsun)
  • Yerkoy (153 km – plans for connection to Kayseri)
  • Sivas (406 km – plans for connection to Erzincan and Malatya)
Ankara Sivas Very High Speed Line
Ankara Sivas Very High Speed Line. Illustration: Onur Uysal

Technical Spects

  • 406 km
  • Max speed:  250km/h
  • Double lines, electrified (25 kV, 50 Hz AC)
  • Standard railway gauge (1435 mm)
  • Min radius: 3500 m
  • Max gradient %1,8
  • 7 tunnels (9.5 km long in total), 6 viaducts (3.5 km long in total)
  • Travel time (planned)
    • Ankara-Sivas:  2 hr
    • Istanbul-Sivas: 5 hr

Last Status (As of 20/2015)

Groundwork are planned in 9 sections. Further steps wait for completion of groundwork, thus laying of rail lines, electrification and signalization works have not started.

  1. Ankara-Kayas (12 km) : To be handled in Ankara Suburban Project (Baskentray).
  2. Kayas-Kirıkkale (62 km) : 4 viaducts are being constructed. For the remaining groundwork, two tenders opened (Kayas-Elmadag and Elmadag-Kirikkale sections) on 09/2015. 23% of groundwork has been completed.
  3. Kırıkkale-Yerkoy (79 km) : 80% of groundwork has been completed.
  4. Yerkoy-Sivas (253 km) : Groundwork continue in 5 separate sections. Two of them with total length of 144 km have been completed. Others are as follows:
    1. Section 1 (50 km) : 80% of groundwork has been completed.
    2. Section 2 (31 km) : 15% of groundwork has been completed.
    3. Section 3 (28 km) : 50% of groundwork has been completed.

Stops (Planned)

  • Ankara
  • Kayas
  • Elmadag
  • Irmak
  • Yahsihan
  • Kirikkale
  • Baliseyh
  • Sekili
  • Yerkoy
  • Yozgat
  • Sorgun
  • Dogankent
  • Yavu
  • Yildizeli
  • Kalin
  • Sivas

Ownership and Cost

  • TCDD is the owner of the project.
  • Took place in Government Investment Budget in 2007.
  • Planned to cost TL 840 mn (€ 260 mn) and finish at 2012
  • Kayas-Yerkoy preliminary analysis renewed to speed up the train on this section
  • TL 2.1 bn spent until the end of 2014. 2015 budget is TL 400 mn.
  • Expected to be completed in second half of 2018 with a cost of TL 2,8 bn.

History

  • 2004 – Route survey started
  • 2007 – Preliminary analysis completed
  • 2008 – Added to investment plans
  • 05.2008 – Tender for groundwork of Yerkoy-Sivas section done. Best offer is USD 839 mn (China Major Bridge Engineering – Cengiz – Limak – Kolin)
  • 11.2008 – Construction works for Yerkoy-Sivas started
  • 2010 – Construction works in Yerkoy-Sivas section stopped due to changes in project
  • 2010 – Plans for Kayas-Yerkoy section changed
  • 06.2012 – Tender for completion of groundwork in three sections of Yerkoy-Sivas
  • 09.2012 – Offers given for Kayas-Kirikkale section (best offer is TL 675 mn TL)
  • 01.2013 – Kolin-Cengiz-Limak-Mapa awarded for groundwork of Kirikkale -Yerkoy section (TL 398 mn)
  • 03.2013 – Tender opened for Elmadag viaducts
  • 02.2014 – Contract inked with Dogus Insaat for Elmadag viaducts
  • 04.2014 – Tender opened for groundwork of Kayas-Elmadag and Elmadag-Kirikkale sections
  • 02.2015 – Route of railway in Sivas city center changed
  • 09.2015 – Offers given for groundwork of Kayas-Elmadag ve Elmadag-Kirikkale sections
  • 10.2016 – Tender for over-ground works for Yerkoy-Sivas section.

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One thought on “Ankara-Sivas Very High Speed Line

  1. Interesting that the Ankara-Kayaş section is to be part of the Başkentray project BUT why wasn’t any work done on this project when the Ankara Banliyö was shut long for a very long period a few years ago? A perfect opportunity wasted. Now travellers will have to be inconvnienced once again.

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