High speed train lines slow down

TCDD slows down in construction of high speed lines after starting many of them at the same time. According to 2016 investment program, progress in all high speed line projects will be behind the expectations.

By the end of 2016, Ankara-Sivas high speed line construction will be very close to opening. On the other hand, there will be not big progress in Istanbul-Ankara, Ankara-Izmir and Bursa-Osmaneli high speed lines. Below map shows all the high speed lines in investment program:

High Speed Lines 2016
High Speed Lines 2016

Below graph shows the progress in these projects:

Progress in High Speed Projects
Progress in High Speed Projects


(million TL) Investment before 2016 Investment in 2016 Remaining Completion by end of 2016
Ankara-Sivas 2.878 350 28 99%
Ankara-Istanbul 9.073 608 3.088 76%
Konya-Karaman 364 100 224 67%
Bursa-Osmaneli 564 100 559 54%
Ankara-Izmir 243 633 3.653 19%
Karaman-Yenice 0 50 2.427 2%
Yerkoy-Kayseri 0 30 1.999 1%
Sivas-Erzincan 7 10 5.109 0%
Halkali-Kapikule 2 2.229 0%
13.128 1.883 19.316
High Speed Lines of Turkey – The Complete Guide

There are also three projects which are in “analysis phase”: Eskisehir-Antalya, Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars and Kirikkale-Corum-Samsun. The budgets for these three projects are also limited, where 15%-35% of the analysis works will be completed. Here are the details of analysis works:

Investment in 2016 Remaining Completion by end of 2016
Eskisehir-Antalya 8,500 27,070 24%
Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars 4,500 27,500 14%
Kirikkale-Corum-Samsun 8,000 15,720 34%

Cover Photo: TCDD

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2 thoughts on “High speed train lines slow down

  1. If the Konya to Karaman line will only be 67% complete by the end of 2016, and with still TL224m expenditure required after that date, I assume the reopening date for this route section has slipped to some time in 2017 or later? (It was originally announced as “during March 2016” having been delayed from December 2015).

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