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Baskentray project


The scope, route, stops, connections and history of Baskentray project which includes modernization of railway lines within Ankara to provide high quality suburban service:

Project overview

  • Owner: Turkish State Railways
  • Project cost: TL 1.3 bn
  • Contractor: Gülermak-Kolin
  • Target commission date: 2/2018

Route

Başkentray projesi
Baskentray project route

Stops/connections

Sincan – Elvankent – Emirler – Güneş – Etimesgut – Subayevleri – Havadurağı – Yıldırım – Behiçbey – Marşandiz – Motor Fabrikası – Gazi – Gazi Mahallesi – Hipodrom – Ankara Garı (interchange station for Kecioren metro M4 and Ankaray) – Yenişehir (interchange station for Batikent metro M1) – Kurtuluş (interchange station for Ankaray) – Cebeci – Demirlibahçe – Gülveren – Saimekadın – Mamak – Bağderesi – Üreğil – Topkaya – Köstence – Kayaş

Project details

The railway passes through Ankara is being upgraded to enable operation of suburban trains, high speed trains and other trains at the same time. 5 tracks between Sincan and Behiçbey (16 km), 6 tracks between Behicbey and Ankara (9 km) and 4 tracks between Ankara and Kayas (12 km) are being constructed. All stations on route will be redesigned in metro standard.

  • Line length: 37 km
  • Travel time: 49 min

Targets

  • 200k daily passengers
  • Departures every 5 minutes
  • Travel time drop to 49 min from 59 min

Rolling Stock

96 cars (Hyundai Rotem)

Ridership

  • 2014: 11.7 mn
  • 2015: 11.1 mn
  • 2016: 5.5 mn
  • 2017: –

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