Among the long list of railway investments, there are some projects with almost no considerable fund within this year from the total railway investment budget of TL 7bn.
Here below these projects, with less than 2% progress this year:
|2016 Budget (TL)||Total Cost of Project (TL)||Target Date|
|106 new high speed train sets||103 mn||10,3 bn||2021|
|Karaman-Mersin high speed line||50 mn||2,5 bn||2020|
|Gaziray project and 2nd track for Toprakkale-Bahçe railway||30 mn||2 bn||2019|
|Yerkoy-Kayseri high speed line||30 mn||2 bn||2019|
|Sivas-Erzincan high speed line||10 mn||5,1 bn||2019|
|Menemen-Manisa additional 3 tracks||10 mn||525 mn||2018|
|Nusaybin-Habur railway||2 mn||461 mn||2019|
|Mursitpinar-Sanliurfa railway||2 mn||256 mn||2019|
|Ankara-Istanbul very high speed line||3 mn||?|
|Halkali-Kapikule high speed line||2 mn||2,23 bn||2019|
|Izmir Halkapinar-Otogar railway||2 mn||333 mn||2018|
|Sincan-Kazan railway (double track), signalization, electrification||1 mn||132 mn||2018|
|Suveren-Genc railway||1 mn||135 mn||2018|
|Aliaga-Candarli railway||1 mn||276 mn||2018|
Among all these, biggest fund is for 106 new high speed train sets. Although the fund is almost 1% of total budget, this shows that tender is going to be done and contractor will start this year.
|High speed train lines slow down|
The suburban train project for Gaziantep could find a very small budget for 2016.
The two big high speed line projects which find big space in media, Ankara-Istanbul very high speed line and Halkali-Kapikule high speed line will almost see no progress this year according to the investment budget.