Ankara Izmir High Speed Line

Ankara-Izmir very high speed line

All details of Ankara-Izmir very high speed line which is now under construction. 

Route

  • Polatli (0 km –  İstanbul-Ankara hızlı tren bağlantısı)
  • Split from Polatli-Konya line (27 km)
  • Afyonkarahisar (194 km)
  • Banaz (270 km)
  • Esme
  • Salihli
  • Manisa (535 km)
  • Menemen (570 km)
Ankara Izmir High Speed Line
Ankara Izmir very high speed line

Technical Spects

  • 570 km
  • Max speed:  250km/h
  • Double lines, electrified (25 kV, 50 Hz AC)
  • Standard railway gauge (1435 mm)
  • Travel time (planned)
    • Ankara-Afyonkarahisar: 1 hr 30 min
    • Ankara-Izmir: 2 hr 30 min

Last Status (As of  May 2016)

  • Polatli-Afyonkarahisar (162 km): Under construction. Started in September 2013. Expected to be completed in 1080 days.
  • Afyonkarahisar-Banaz (76 km): Tender for engineering works has just completed. Expected to be completed in 36 months.
  • Banaz-Esme: Next step: Tender for engineering works.
  • Esme-Salihli: Preliminary analysis continue. Environmental evaluation process restarted in November 2014 due to change in project.
  • Salihli-Manisa: Preliminary analysis continue.
  • Manisa-Menemen (35 km): Current single line will be improved to 4 lines. Project is ready. Involved in investment program in 2012. Construction works not started

Stops (Planned)

  • Polatli
  • Afyonkarahisar
  • Usak
  • Salihli
  • Turgutlu
  • Manisa
  • Menemen (Izmir)

Ownership and Cost

  • TCDD is the owner of the project.
  • Took place in Government Investment Budget in 2007.
  • TL 243 mn spent until the end of 2015. 2016 budget is TL 633 mn.
  • Planned to cost TL 4.5 bn (€ 1.5 bn) and completed in 2019 (Manisa-Menemen section is not included in this cost)
  • Ridership is expected to reach to 6 mn/year.

History

  • 2007 – Added to investment plans
  • 28 December 2011 – Tender for Polatli-Afyonkarahisar section opened. Sigma-YDA-Makimsan-Burkay consortium was awarded. Offer was TL 714 mn. Contract period 1080 days.
  • 23 February 2012 – Tumas was awarded for preliminary analysis tender for Afyon-Esme section. Contract period 3 months.
  • May 2012 – Compulsory purchase started for Polatli-Afyonkarahisar section.
  • 25 February 2013 – Protek and Megawas consortium was awarded for preliminary analysis tender for Salihli-Manisa section.
  • 8 March 2013 – SWS was awarded for preliminary analysis tender for Esme-Salihli section.
  • 21 September 2013 – Kick off ceremony of engineering works of Polatli-Afyonkarahisar section.
  • May 2016 – Tekfen-Dogus consortium was awarded for engineering works of Afyonkarahisar-Banaz section and Afyonkarahisar pass. Offer was TL 879 mn. Contract period 36 months.
  • August 2016 – Compulsory purchase started for Salihli-Manisa phase. This includes “North Manisa pass” as well.
  • 29 August 2016 – It’s stated that, construction works continue on 132-km of 162-km-long Polatli-Afyon section. Compulsory purchase started on the rest of 30-km section. A completion rate of 26% is achieved until now on Polatli-Afyon section. Commisionning of this section is planned in 2018.

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