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.
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.
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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