When will YHT Ankara Station be completed? : The silhouette of the YHT Ankara Station, which started to be built in 2014, with a space base-like appearance has become clear. Minister Bilgin announced when the station, with 23 percent progress, will be completed.
Feridun Bilgin, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said that the YHT Ankara Station, which was built in the south of Ankara Station in 2014 and achieved 23 percent improvement, will be completed in July 2016.
Minister of Information, AA said in a statement to reporters, half a century after the break in Turkey, returning to his face in the transportation re railways, since 2003, stated that provided investment allowances with more than 100 major projects to be implemented, "Chief among them is to enter service from 2009 Ankara-based core high-speed train projects are coming. ”
In 2009, Ankara-Eskişehir, 2011, Ankara-Konya and in 2013 the Konya-Eskişehir and in 2014 Ankara-Istanbul and Konya-Istanbul between Turkey began to make YHT operations in the world, eighth, sixth high-speed trains in Europe Stating that his operator is in the position of the country, Bilgin said that the construction works on the Ankara-Sivas and Ankara-İzmir YHT lines and Bursa-Bilecik and Konya-Karaman High Speed Train lines continue.
In a similar way to the introduction of high-speed railway technology in the world practice in Turkey, due to the increase in passenger circulation and changing needs of YHT station that are born of the need for striking Bilgin, he said:
“With the gradual introduction of YHT lines, the existing Ankara Station, which was built in the early periods of the Republic, was decided to be built as YHT Ankara Station since it did not meet the need in terms of spatial capacity and size. In 3, the construction of YHT station started in the south of Ankara Station in accordance with the 500 vision of our country, where it is aimed to equip it with 8 kilometers of high-speed and 500 kilometers of Ankara-based high-speed train networks. YHT Ankara Station, built with the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model, will serve 2023 thousand passengers daily in the first place and 2014 thousand passengers per day in the future. ”
“Ankara will be the center of the rail system”
According to national and international standards and the structure, layout, use and operation of high-speed railway stations in other countries, the planned YHT Ankara Railway Station reflects the architectural concept of the city. The new railway station will be connected to Ankaray, Başkent, Batikent, Sincan, Keçiören and airport metros and stated that it will be the center of Ankara rail system.
Providing information about the technical features of YHT Ankara Station, Bilgin said that the 30-meter high, 178 thousand square meter indoor area and basement floors will consist of eight floors, including 3 platforms and 6 high speed train lines.
Stating that the station, which has achieved 23 percent progress until today, will be completed in July 2016, Bilgin said, “The station will be operated by the contractor company for 19 years and 7 months, and passenger transportation and high-speed train operation will be carried out by TCDD. He will be transferred to TCDD at the end of the operation period. ”