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Old January 16th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #101
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Ankara-Konya line is planned to open at the end of 2010
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Old January 16th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #102
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The graphic above is meant to elaborate what I wrote in reply to Hans about the YHT accident in Hasanbey and why the problem of switching from new to old rails before entering Eskisehir will disappear once works progress. We are presently in the middle stage of redevelopment, the bottom shows the tracks as they should appear once all works around Eskisehir have finished.

News on the Istanbul-Ankara line developments:
# Electric wires have been activated on the missing stretch of high-speed track of 15 km between Sincan and Esenkent on the periphery of Ankara. Let us see how much longer it takes them to get this track into operation and thus reduce the travelling speed between Ankara and Eskisehir to the intended 1 hour 5 minutes or thereabouts.
# It is announced that the last part of the Ankara-Istanbul rail corridor rebuilding will open for bidding end of this month. The 56 km east of the Istanbul city limits (Gebze-Köseköy) will be reconstructed mostly with EU money. Strictly speaking this is no longer high speed, as the line will only be increased to a speed of 160 km/h (enough to reduce traveling time from 39 to 24 mins.). As construction should start second half of this year and there is no difference to the present route, Istanbul will be completely cut off from rail for at least 2 1/2 years. Works are coordinated to coincide with the closing down of the commuter railways to Gebze and the destruction of the historical railway stations along this line (and the Halkali line).
So everyone take a last tour on the Gebze suburban railway (or take a spin through the Byzantine city from Yedikule to Sirkeci, one of the most spectacular urban railway lines I know), take some fotographs of the early 20th century stations such as Göztepe. We might never see any of this again.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #103
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Old February 29th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #106
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According to the new at Mynet.com today (A summary)
http://haber.mynet.com/istanbul-anta...618169-guncel/

The Goal is to build new 9.978km High Speed Line and 4.997km conventional line in 2023.
Double rail line will increase from 9% to 50% and electrified rails from 26% to 60%..
The costs will be around 45 billion dollar. Edirne and Kars will be connected with each other over a line of 3.636km.. Ankara - Sivas will be 466km U/C ..

Ankara - Yozgat will be 1,5h and Ankara Kayseri 2,5h.. Ankara and Istanbul both will be connected with Antalya.. Ankara - Antalya will take 2h45m and Istanbul - Antalya 4h

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Old March 1st, 2012, 09:05 AM   #107
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No Turkey will built Korean KTX II under licence.CAF Trains are too slow.The High Speed Lines are built for over 350 km/h.KTX II reaches 350 km/h



Joint venture EUROTEM factory in Adapazari ( joint enterprise between TÜVASAŞ of Turkey and ROTEM of South Korea )

CAF has new trains who are 350 km/h fast.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:05 AM   #108
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and 4.997km conventional line in 2023.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 03:06 PM   #109
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Sorry, my bad.. My English is not really good.. Thanks
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Old March 1st, 2012, 05:34 PM   #110
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Bilecik part, pictures are almost 6-7 months old..

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Old March 14th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #111
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Ankara-Konya High Speed Line

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Old March 20th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #114
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What's the speed record for Turkey? I mean there must have been some serious test drives by now.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #115
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Something like 270 on the Konya-Ankara line. The track can theoretically see faster traffic, as it is extremely straight, but at present there are only CAF sets in Turkey that can do up to 250 with passengers. Anyways at the moment the line is performing much under its projected operating speed. New train sets capable of 300 and the present construction of a separate track through the Ankara suburbs will hopefully improve things slightly.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 12:38 PM   #116
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Turkey, China mull $35 bln joint high-speed railway project
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-2773...y-project.html

13 April 2012 / TODAY'S ZAMAN , İSTANBUL

Among other planned billion-dollar joint projects, Turkish and Chinese officials are now discussing building a high-speed railway line between the westernmost and the easternmost provinces of Turkey, Edirne and Kars, valued at $35 billion.
Turkish and Chinese officials explored a possible deal for the Edirne-Kars project during Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Beijing last week. The Akşam daily reported on Thursday the details of talks regarding the railway in an interview with Transportation Minister Binali Yıldırım.

Yıldırım was in China to accompany Erdoğan and a large group of businessmen, in the first visit on the prime ministerial level in 27 years to the East Asian country.

Endeavoring to create a market in European countries, China considers Turkey an area to promote itself with large-scale projects. With the planned connection of the Marmaray project under the Bosporus to the Edirne-Kars railway, a train line from China to Spain and England would be completed. This is a major reason behind China's strong interest in Edirne-Kars, eventually aiming to reach Europe via a railway line. İstanbul is currently connected to the European cities of Bucharest and Belgrade with the conventional railway line, the Bosporus-Europe Express. Observers argued this line could also be upgraded to high-speed following possible deals between the governments involved.

“Chinese officials are expecting the details of the Edirne-Kars project to become clearer. Chinese firms asked us whether it would be possible to split the Edirne-Kars high-speed line into separate projects between certain provinces so different contractors could bid for separate tenders. We [the government] are studying the possibility of offering separate tenders instead of asking one single company or venture to build the entire line,” Yıldırım explained.

The minister also indicated both sides discussed other projects in Turkey, including a third bridge over the Bosporus and Kanal İstanbul, during last week's visit in Beijing. “China is seriously interested in Turkish construction projects. The parties will meet in separate visits in the coming weeks to further elaborate on possible deals,” he noted. Turkey expects to attract as much foreign capital as possible for construction projects worth $80 billion for the next decade. Chinese firms that have a great deal of capital -- along with Gulf companies -- are on the Turkish government's radar in this regard. Turkish officials are in close contact with these investors in anticipation of coaxing as many of them as they can to part with their capital in Turkey.

Edirne-Kars, the country's largest railway project ever, was introduced in 2010. The line is designed to pass through 29 provinces, connecting the east and west of Turkey and reducing the duration of travel from the current 36 hours to 12. With the completion of the planned Edirne-Kars line, the total length of high-speed rail inside Turkey is expected to reach 10,000 kilometers by 2023. Under an agreement signed between China and Turkey in October 2010, China agreed to extend loans of $30 billion for the planned rail network. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway connecting Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku to Kars, currently under construction, increases the strategic importance of the Edirne-Kars line.

Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan, who also participated in last week's China visit, on Thursday said in a written statement that he met with 27 of China's largest companies and that all of them expressed interest in projects in Turkey. “The executives of 27 Chinese firms with a total turnover of $465 billion said they would like to benefit from recently introduced government incentives for new investments in Turkey,” Çağlayan's statement read. Meanwhile, speaking to reporters in Beijing last week, Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) CEO Temel Kotil said Chinese involvement is also possible for a planned third airport in İstanbul. “The planned airport will have an annual passenger capacity of 120 million, making İstanbul the largest air travel hub in Europe, outpacing the 90-million passenger capacity of Frankfurt.

Three scenarios for Turkey's second nuke plant

In separate comments on Turkish-Chinese partnerships in new projects, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yıldız said on Friday in Ankara Turkey would hold official talks on construction of a nuclear power plant with Japan, South Korea and China.

Although he defined his visit to China as “fruitful,” Yıldız did not rule out the possibility of Japan or South Korea winning a tender for construction of a second nuclear plant. Turkey plans to build two power plants, one in Akkuyu on the Mediterranean coast and another in Sinop on the Black Sea coast. It made an agreement with a consortium led by state-controlled Russian builder Atomstroyexport to build Akkuyu. "We prefer the bidder country that offers the best deal," Yıldız said. He added officials from his ministry would visit China in the coming week to discuss details, adding that the nuclear power plant would be built in line with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and EU standards.

Meanwhile, Yıldız said the government agreed to establish a new electricity generation plant in the Southeast, planning to sell electricity to Iraq's northern cities. “They will in return send us natural gas,” he noted. The minister did not give a specific timeline for the new plan.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:06 PM   #117
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Woah, imagine that. High speed rail connecting Europe to east Asia.

That would take days but would still be awesome. High speed train sleeper cars!
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:19 PM   #118
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Woah, imagine that. High speed rail connecting Europe to east Asia.

That would take days but would still be awesome. High speed train sleeper cars!
Yes, I just wonder what are their plans for the Caspian sea (look at the
map)... Bridge or tunnel ???
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 08:22 PM   #119
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Why not go around the sea through Russia and Georgia?
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 02:58 PM   #120
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thats indeed a difficult point. What can you do about it? tunnel or bridge is not possible.. Around Russia and Georgia is a possibility but that will cost a lot and will take a lot of time.. I don't know.. Via Iran ?.. hmm
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