575 - Ankara metrosu - Vitali

Ankara Kecioren metro project


The scope, route, statistics and history of Ankara Kecioren metro:

Project details

Owner: Transport Ministry
Project cost: TL 274.6 mn
Duration: 850 days
Target commission date: 2016
Commission date: 5 Ocak 2017

Phases
  • Gazino-AKM: 9.2 km (commissioned in Jan 2017)
  • AKM-Kızılay: 3.5 km (under construction, expected to be commissioned in 2017)
  • Dutluk-Çubuklu: 27 km (will go thorugh Pursaklar, expo and airport)
Route

M4 - Keçiören Metrosu

Project details

Line length: 9.2 km
Travel time: 16 min

Stops/connections

Gazino – Dutluk – Kuyubaşı – Mecidiye – Belediye – Meteoroloji – Dışkapı – Aski – Atatürk Kültür Merkezi (connection to Kızılay-Batıkent metro)

Targets
  • Target is 356k daily ridership.
  • There’s a plan to extend the line till airport.
Rolling Stock

CRRC (10 sets , 60 cars)

History
  • July 2003: Construction works started.
  • April 2011 – Project taken over by Transport Ministry.
  • December 2011: Tender opened and in February 2012 contract signed (contract period 850 days).
  • 1st Sep 2016: Test runs started on Gazino-AKM section. Extension project to Ankara Airport announced.
  • 5th Jan 2017: Gazino-AKM section started commercial service.

Cover Photo: V. ©

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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