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:
|Progress in 2016||Target Date|
|Konya high speed train station||67%||2017|
|Kirikkale-Samsun high speed line preliminary analysis||34%||2017|
|Sabiha Gokcen airport railway||25%||2018|
|Eskisehir-Antalya high speed line preliminary analysis||24%||2017|
|Yerkoy-Ulukisla conventional line preliminary analysis||23%||2017|
|Big Istanbul Tunnel preliminary analysis||21%||2017|
|Nemrut Bay railway||19%||2017|
|Erzincan-Kars high speed line preliminary analysis||14%||2017|
|Adana-Toprakkale second track||7%||2018|
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.
|High speed train lines slow down|
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.
|Big Istanbul Tunnel in 10 Questions|
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.
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