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Gaziantep suburban project: Gaziray


  • May 2011
    TCDD and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality inked MoU for 22-km-long min 4 tracks railway project called Gaziray.
  • Dec 2, 2011
    Tender for consulting of project.
  • Apr 2012
    SWS Engineering is awarded for consulting of the project.
  • May 2013
    Project unveiled. 4 tracks, 15 stations, 100k daily ridership. Project is worth USD 148 mn.
  • Sep 2013
    Application project is ready. Tender is planned in 2014.
  • May 2014
    Another MoU is inked between TCDD and Municipality. Project is expected to start in 2014 and completed in 2 years.
  • Sep 30, 2014
    Tender for construction of 7-km-long 5-tracks, 18-km-long 4-tracks railway with 17 stations. Deadline: 960 days.
  • Jul 27, 2015
    Deadline for 6 companies (after preselection) to give their offers.
  • Sep 1, 2016
    Due to objections, the deadline for giving offers postponed 12 times. Sep 1 is the final deadline.
  • Jan 2017
    Gülermak – Kolin – Kalyon consortium is awarded for the project (TL 416 mn).
  • Feb 9, 2017
    Tender for supervising and consulting of the project.
  • May 2017
    Ground works started.
  • Jul 2017
    The 5-km-long section going through city center (Gar-Stadium) is decided to be built as underpass.
  • Apr 21, 2018
    The underpass works started with a ceremony. The 10-km-long eastern section is planned to open in early 2019.
  • Jun 2018
    It’s announced that 10-km-long first phase will be commissioned in 2018 and rest in 2019.
  • Oct 2018
    The video prepared by Ministry of Transport shows that laying of rails has improved fast in sections except underpass. Video link is: https://youtu.be/xE–sJ4tYn8
  • Nov 13, 2018
    Tender for electrification and signalization of Gaziray project. Deadline is 900 days.
  • Dec 3, 2018
    Result of tender for electrification and signalization of Gaziantep suburban train project is announced. Elsitel is the winner. Contract value is TL 189.4 mn.
  • Dec 19, 2018
    Gaziantep Metropilitan Mayor announced commission date of Gaziray as end of 2019.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    First test run in Gaziray between Seyrantepe and Golluce. Modernized MT5600 was used for the test. First phase of Gaziray project, Gar-Oduncular section, is announced to open in this June.
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