New Ankara Main Train Station under construction is expected to open this summer.
New Ankara Main Train Station is being constructed next to current train station by build-operate-transfer method and is expected to be completed this summer.
High speed trains to Istanbul, Konya and Eskisehir and many conventional passenger trains to all over Turkey are departing from Ankara. The suburban trains are also passing through the station. Thus the train station will be used by 20k passengers every day at the beginning. By completion of Ankara-Izmir, Ankara-Sivas and Bilecik-Bursa high speed train projects, this number is expected to reach to 50k passengers/day.
New station is being built on a 21600 sqm area and will have 14 tracks each 420 mt long. Six of them will be for high speed trains, four for main line trains and two for suburban trains.
New train station will be connected to city with rail systems. Suburban trains will pass through new station. There’ll be a passenger tunnel connection to light rail system Ankaray. New metro line (M4) under construction will call at new station. There’ll be hotel, restaurants, cafes and a big car park in the station. Facilities in this new train station will be operated by Limak-Kolin consortium during 19 years and 7 months.
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The old station will continue to give service for trains together with the new station.
The railway interlocking system and traffic control center of this Turkey’s busiest train station with over 250 trains per day is being developed by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – Informatics and Information Security Research Center).
Cover Photo: TÜBİTAK