The scope, route, stops, targets and history of modernization project of Samsun-Kalin railway:
- Owner: Ministry of Transport/Turkish State Railways (TCDD)
- Contractor: Çelikler-Gülermak-AZD Praha
- Contract date: 6/2015
- Contract duration: 900 days
- Contract deadline: 12/2017
- Contract value: EUR 258.8 mn
Samsun (Connection to Samsun port) – Ladik – Havza – Amasya – Kalın (connection to other passenger trains)
Modernization and signalization of railway connecting Samsun to national rail network. Railway will have max curve radius of 196 meter and axle weight of 22.5 to. Max speed will be 120 km/h. There’ll be 47 tunnels 7.3 km long in total. All level-crossings to be equipped by barriers.
- Line length: 378 km
- Travel time: 300 min
- Travel time to drop from 9 hours to 5 hours. Capacity of line to increase from 21 train to 54 train.
- Ridership to double (from 95 mn passenger-km to 168 mn passgenger-km).
- Freight to increase by 30% (from 657 mn ton-km to 867 mn ton-km).
- Jul 21, 2014Project announced. Last date for offers is 3 November 2014.
- Jan 20, 2015Offers received. Best offer from Çelikler & Gülermak & AZD Praha consortium (€ 258.8 mn).
- Jun 12, 2015Contract inked. Contract period 900 days. Commission date 10th December 2017.
- Jul 31, 2015Kick off.
- Sep 28, 2015Railway section closed for traffic.
- Jun 201730% of works completed.
- Oct 2018Laying of rail completed, test run started.
- Nov 2018The Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey stated that Samsun-Kalin railway will be commissioned in January 2019.
- Dec 13, 2018The project to be commissioned in next 100 days are reported as Halkali-Gebze railway (Marmaray), Konya HST station and Samsun-Kalin railway in the action plan of Presidency.
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Categories: Railway Infrastructure