The authorities are working in full swing for high-speed train operation. The foundation of the Köseköy-Gebze section, which will be the last link of the study, will be laid at 27 on Tuesday Tuesday at Köseköy Train Station at 15.30. Groundbreaking ceremony; Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Development Cevdet Yılmaz and Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bağış. High-speed train project between Ankara-Istanbul 3 hours, between Ankara-Gebze 2 hours will be reduced to 30 minutes.
The last stage of the construction of the Eskişehir-İstanbul section of the Ankara-İstanbul High Speed Train Line, which is the biggest high-speed train line of our country. In project scope; The physical and geometrical conditions of the existing line of Köseköy-Gebze, built in 1890, will be made suitable for high speed train operations. The line will be taken to the auction and there will be no crossing over. In addition to the 9 tunnel, 10 bridge and 122 culverts on the line, the 28 new culvert and 2 underpass will be constructed.
124 MILLION EURO
Within the scope of the construction of the line will be excavated about 1 million 800 thousand cubic meters excavation and 1 million 100 thousand cubic meters of filling. EU IPA funds for the first time in our country's railways will be used in this project. 146 million 825 thousand 952 Euro, which is the 85 part of the Köseköy-Gebze line with the contract price 124 million 802 thousand 059 Euro, will be covered by the European Union within the scope of IPA. The project will be integrated with Marmaray, whose total length will be reduced from 533 to 523 by revising Arifiye, and the project is expected to be completed at 2013.