New developments have been recorded on the Ankara High Speed Train Station, where the General Directorate of State Railways (TCDD) will implement the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model for the first time.
According to the information received by the Investments Magazine; EIA approval is awaited in order to sign a contract with the Limak - Kolin - Cengiz İnşaat consortium, which won the tender.
Authorities noted that a contract will be signed with the consortium within June after the necessary approval is obtained. As it is known, the contract draft of the tender was initialed on May 10, 2013 and submitted to the approval of the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and the Limak - Kolin - Cengiz İnşaat consortium, which won the tender, was invited for the contract on 20 May 2013.
As will be remembered, İsmet Duman, Deputy General Manager of TCDD and Head of Tender Commission on September 11, 2012, stated that the said proposal was evaluated in line with technical and financial criteria at the meeting held at the Real Estate and Construction Department Tender Hall.
stating that the offer was sufficient. İsmet Duman later opened the proposal envelope in front of the press and announced that the consortium of Limak İnşaat - Kolin İnşaat - Cengiz İnşaat offered an operating period of 19 years and 7 months in the tender.
Tender Works: 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 a day, 15 million passengers per year on the ground floor of the station will have passenger lounges and kiosks. 5 star hotel will be doubled, and restaurants and cafes will be on the roof. The ground floor of the facility
Beneath it will be platforms and ticket booths, and a 3-vehicle parking garage downstairs. Following the displacement of the lines at the existing station, 12 high-speed trains with a length of 420 meters, 6 conventional, 4 suburban and freight train lines will be built at the new station, where 2 high-speed train sets can dock at the same time.
The Ankara High Speed Railway Station and the existing station are planned to be used in coordination. The two railway stations will be connected to the underground and above ground.
According to the project, the light rail public transportation system will be built from Ankaray's Maltepe station to the new station building with a tunnel with a moving track. The new High Speed Train Station was planned by taking into account the national and international standards and by examining the structure, layout, usage and operation of high speed train stations in other countries. According to the specification, the construction period of the project cannot exceed 2 years.
Source : Investments