526 - Yerköy Yozgat Sivas HST line - Cengiz İnşaat

Railway projects to kick off in 2016


Railway keeps an important space in investments of 2016.

In additon to long list of ongoing projects, following projects will kick off with having budget for the first time:

526 - 2016 railway projects

New high speed lines were the most interesting ones in the list. Preliminary analysis will be started for three new lines: Kirikkale-Samsun, Eskisehir-Antalya and Erzincan-Kars. Analysis are expected to be completed next year. Earliest date for tender and construction is 2018.

Another project taking public interest is Big Istanbul Tunnel connecting European and Asian sides of Istanbul by road and rail. Target for completion of analysis is again next year.

The Nemrut Bay rail connection, looking forward by plants and ports in that area is within the list of projects to kick off this year. Only 19% progress this year with limited budget. Project is expected to be completed in next year.

Cover Photo: Cengiz İnşaat ©

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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