Tekfen-Dogus consortium was awarded for the engineering works of Afyon-Usak section of Ankara (Polatli)-Izmir (Menemen) very high speed line.
While the first phase is under construction, tender process has just been completed for the engineering works of second phase of Polatli-Izmir very high speed line. Second phase involves infrastructure of 76 km long line between Afyonkarahisar and Banaz (Usak) and city pass in Afyonkarahisar.
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This phase is worth TL 879 mn (€ 290 mn) and is expected to be completed in 36 months.
Tekfen had been awarded Bursa light rail and Istanbul Levent metro projects.
Dogus had been awarded Uskudar-Umraniye-Cekmekoy, Otogar-Basaksehir and Kadikoy-Kartal metro projects in Turkey and Sofia metro extension project in Bulgaria.
624-km-long Ankara-Izmir very high speed line is being built for 250 km/h speed and is expected to decrease travel time by train from 15 hours to 3.5 hours.
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The Polatli-Afyonkarahisar section is planned to be commissioned next year and Afyonkarahisar-Izmir section in 2020. However both sections seem to delay.
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