The Capital Space Base is Reaching the YHT Station
The capital Ankara is getting the High Speed Train (YHT) Station with a "space base" appearance. Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım approved the tender for the Ankara High Speed Train Station. General Directorate of State Railways of the Republic of Turkey, will call Limak-Kolin-Cengiz won the tender to sign the Joint Venture Agreement.
The Ankara High Speed Train Station Tender, in which the build-operate-transfer model will be applied for the first time in railways, has come to an end.
According to the information obtained by the AA reporter, Minister Yıldırım approved the Ankara High Speed Train Station tender, which was made on August 28, 2012, with the only bid, an operation period of 19 years and 7 months, given by the Limak Construction-Kolin Construction-Cengiz Construction Joint Venture Group. It was learned that TCDD will call the said joint venture group for signature as soon as possible.
After the contract is signed, the site will be delivered and the construction of the station will start. According to the specification, the construction period of the project will not exceed 2 year.
Garage looking space base
The Ankara High Speed Railway Station, which is planned to be built on the land between Celal Bayar Boulevard and the existing railway station, will be built on an area of 21 bin 600 square meters. 50 thousand per day, 15 million passengers per year capacity will be available on the ground floor of the passenger lounge and kiosks will be available. 5 star hotel will be doubled, and restaurants and cafes will be on the roof. Under the ground floor of the facility, platform and ticket sales office, and a downstairs 3 car park will be closed.
Following the displacement of the lines in the existing station, the new station will be constructed with 12 meters of length, 420 high speed trains, 6 conventional, 4 suburban and freight train lines, where 2 high speed train sets can approach at the same time.
Ankara High Speed Train Station and the current station are planned to be used in coordination. Two station buildings will be connected underground and aboveground. According to the project, a tunnel with a walking belt will be built from the Maltepe station of Ankaray, a light rail public transportation system.
YHT Terminal was designed by considering national and international standards and by examining the structure, layout, operation and operation of high-speed train stations in other countries.
Aiming to transform Ankara Station and its surroundings into a center of attraction for the capital, the project was designed to symbolize speed and dynamism as well as today's technology and architectural understanding and represent the new vision of TCDD.
The first tender was held in 2011
TCDD announced that it will be tendered for the first time on 20 January 2011 for the high-speed train station, which looks like a "space base". The tender was postponed to 22 February 2011 due to the reservations of the companies that purchased the specification that the subway planned to pass under the facility might cause problems. Limak İnşaat and (India Based) GMR Infrastructure Joint Venture and İÇTAŞ and Cengiz İnşaat Joint Venture had submitted bids for the tender, which was postponed until March 2, 2011 due to the demand of the companies. The tender of the project, which will be built with a total investment of 100-150 million dollars with the BOT model, was later canceled.
TCDD later announced that the Ankara High Speed Train Station tender would be held on 17 July 2012 with the BOT model, but the tender was postponed to 28 August 2012 at the request of the companies that received the specification. The consortium of Limak İnşaat-Kolin İnşaat-Cengiz İnşaat submitted the only bid for the tender held on this date.
Source : haberciniz.biz