📩 12/07/2023 16:00
Renewal project of Mersin-Gaziantep conventional line with a total length of 277 km passing through Adana, supported by the TR Ministry of Transport through AYGM Rönesans It was given to Thales by the holding.
The contract for the 277 km section of the TR Ministry of Transport will last for 45 months. The project will be carried out in three separate phases. The improvement will reduce the journey time between Mersin and Gaziantep from 6 hours to 2 hours and will have a carrying capacity of 33 million passengers and 202 billion tons of cargo in a total of 1,731 years.
Within the scope of the project, which will connect Mersin to Gaziantep, there is a 68,5 km long conventional railway line, of which 209 kilometers (Mersin-Adana) is four-track and 277 kilometers (Adana-Gaziantep) is double-track. This means a total of 692 km of rails. The railway will start in Mersin and pass through Adana, Ceyhan, Toprakkale, Bahçe and Nurdağı stations and end at Gaziantep's Başpınar station.
This project will improve connectivity between industrial zones and major cities and reduce intercity logistics costs.
The distance between Mersin and Gaziantep will decrease from 6 hours to 2 hours
The improvement will reduce the journey time between Mersin and Gaziantep cities from 6 hours to 2 hours and will have a carrying capacity of 33 million passengers and 202 billion tons of cargo in 1,731 years.
This project will reduce traffic jams and accidents on highways by reducing travel time and increasing the use of railways. The project will also support a much more sustainable transport by minimizing carbon emissions. The project, which will last for 45 months, will be carried out in three separate phases.
Thales designs, supplies and delivers signaling systems and train control systems, including interlocks, central traffic control, ETCS Level 1, scissor motors, end position detectors, derailment shoes, audio frequency track circuits, signals and interfaces with conventional lines and Thales end-of-line systems. will be responsible for the installation.
This project is mainly funded by UK Export Finance. Thales UK will play an important role in executing the engineering activities for this program in collaboration with Thales Spain.
Turkey, Spain and Greece Main Line Signaling General Manager Fernando Ortega; “This region of Turkey was severely affected by the devastating earthquake that occurred on March 6, 2023. These activities will improve the quality of life of the people of the region by providing fast, efficient and sustainable transportation and helping the recovery of this devastated region.” said.
MLS Turkey General Manager Barış Balcılar said, “Beyond the sad days we experienced due to the earthquake in the region, this project is of great importance for passenger transportation and especially for freight transportation due to the serious industrial production capacities and companies in the region. In the difficult days after the earthquake, this railway line played an important role in the transportation of the victims as well as the aid to the region. As Thales, we are happy to be involved in a project that will add so much value to Turkey and Turkish railways.” said.