Ankara Suburban Train

Baskentray project

The modernization of Ankara suburban service by constructing separate tracks for suburban, high speed and other trains.

By the completion of project, there will be;

  • 5 tracks between Sincan and Behiçbey (16 km). 2 for suburban trains, 2 for high speed trains, 1 for conventional trains.
  • 6 tracks between Behicbey and Ankara (9 km). 2 for suburban trains, 2 for high speed trains, 2 for conventional trains.
  • 4 tracks between Ankara and Kayas (12 km).  2 for suburban trains, 1 for high speed trains, 1 for conventional trains.

All stations will be redesigned in metro standard.

Last train to Ankara Station on 10th of July

Project owner: TCDD

Contractor : Gulermak-Kolin

Length: 37 km

Planned commission date: December 2017

Route:

 

Baskentray Project Route
Baskentray Project Route

Stations:

  • Sincan
  • Lale
  • Elvankent
  • Emirler
  • Günes
  • Etimesgut
  • Subayevleri
  • Havaduragi
  • Yildirim
  • Behicbey
  • Marsandiz
  • Motor Fabrikasi
  • Gazi
  • Gazi Mahallesi
  • Hipodrom
  • Ankara Gari (Ankara Main Train Station)
  • Yenisehir
  • Kurtulus
  • Cebeci
  • Demirlibahce
  • Gulveren
  • Saimekadin
  • Mamak
  • Bagderesi
  • Uregil
  • Topkaya
  • Kostence
  • Kayas

Travel time: 53 min

Project cost: TL 1 155 567 000 (€ 350 mn)

Connections:

  • Kecioren metro (M4) at Ankara Gari (Ankara Main Train Station) (under construction)
  • Ankaray at Ankara Gari (Ankara Main Train Station)
  • Batikent metro (M1) at Yenisehir Station
  • Ankaray at Kurtulus Station
Urban Transport by Rail in Ankara

History:

  • 1 Aug 2011: Suburban service suspended
  • 25 Apr 2012: Tender for Baskentray Project done. Best offer from Gulermak-Kolin (€ 186.2 mn).
  • May 2013: Tender cancelled due to objections.
  • 29 Jul 2013: Suburban service restarted after partial engineering works on line.
  • Mar 2016: Objections and cancellation of tender withdrawn.
  • 11 Jul 2016: Engineering works to start. Deadline: December 2017

Cover Photo: Hyundai Rotem

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