TCDD - Edirne and Kars High Speed Railway
T.C. Devlet Demiryollari (TCDD), jointly with the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China (MoT China), is undertaking the construction of a high-speed railway line between Edirne and Kars in Turkey.
The US$40,000 million program includes the following:
1. Construction of stations
2. Construction of bridges
3. Construction of a tunnel
4. Construction of viaducts
5. Construction of associated facilities
6. Installation of electrification systems
7. Installation of signaling systems
8. Laying of tracks
03 August 2023
Construction works have progressed up to 85 percent on Cerkezkoy to Kapikule High Speed Railway Line.
26 June 2023
Construction works are ongoing on Yerkoy to Kayseri: Tunnel Works and Yerkoy - Sefaatli - Kayseri High Speed-Rail: Main Works project.
11 June 2023
The main contract is not yet awarded for the Ispartakule to Cerkezkoy High-Speed Railway Line project.
30 May 2023
Construction works have progressed up to 80 percent on Cerkezkoy to Kapikule High Speed Railway Line.
13 February 2023
Construction works on Cerkezkoy to Kapikule High Speed Railway Line have progressed up to 70 percent and are expected to be completed by the end of Q4 2023.
14 September 2022
The main contract tender is still not issued on Trabzon To Erzincan High-Speed Line project.
18 July 2022
The main contract tender is yet to be issued on Trabzon To Erzincan High-Speed Line project.
03 June 2022
Construction works on Yerkoy to Kayseri: Tunnel Works are progressing.
04 May 2022
The construction works are progressing on Edirne to Kars : Istanbul to Kapikule (HSR).
26 December 2021
Construction works have been completed on Ankara â Sivas: Kayas (Ankara) - Kirikkale High Speed Line.
14 April 2021
The design works are ongoing on Erzurum-Kars Railway Line project.
13 January 2021
The design works are ongoing on the Trabzon To Erzincan High-Speed Line project.
30 November 2020
Construction works have progressed up to 80 percent on the Kayas - Elmadag High-Speed Railway (HSR) project.
13 August 2020
The design activities are progressing on Erzurum-Kars Railway Line at a slow pace due to the current situation in the region.
06 June 2020
Construction works have progressed up to 56.82 percent on Kayas - Elmadag section.
24 March 2020
Construction works are progressing as per schedule on the Cerkezkoy - Kapikule project.
14 February 2020
The main contract has been awarded to Yse Yapi on Kayas - Elmadag Section Infrastructure and Earthworks Package project.
28 November 2019
The main contract tender is expected to be issued on Ispartakule to Cerkezkoy High-Speed Railway Line in the first quarter of 2020 and construction works are progressing on Cerkezkoy - Kapikule.
29 August 2019
Istanbul - Kapikule (HSR): Construction works are ongoing on the project and expected to be completed in the year Q4 2023.
04 November 2018
The joint venture of Alsim Alarko Sanayi Tesisleri / Gulermak AS is appointed as the main contractor for Cerkezkoy to Kapikule high speed railway line.
30 October 2018
Kalyon Construction has submitted the bids for Cerkezkoy to Kapikule high speed railway line.
20 September 2018
Istanbul - Kapikule (HSR): Ispartakule - Cerkezkoy (HSR): Design activities are underway. Istanbul - Kapikule High Speed Railway: - UBAK - Cerkezkoy - Kapikule (HSR) : Design Build contract tender has been issued.
04 April 2018
The project is expected to be tendered in 2018.
11 January 2018
The consultancy services for the Ispartakule - Cerkezkoy railway line project have been completed and now drilling works are currently ongoing. The tender for the main contract is expected to be floated in 2018. The overall project is expected to complete by 2023
11 October 2017
A formal meeting regarding expropriation and infra works was held by the delegations of Directorate of EU Investments and Turkish State Railways (TCDD) fro Istanbul - Kapikule High Speed Railway project
12 September 2017
Tender for the Istanbul - Kapikule High Speed Railway line project is expected to be issued in December 2017 for the consultancy services
10 July 2017
Government has allocated US$313m budget for Istanbul - Kapikule project
04 May 2017
The consultancy works for the Istanbul - Kapikule High Speed Railway line project are currently underway and expected to be completed by August 2017
09 November 2016
The main contract tenders for Istanbul - Kapikule High Speed Railway project are expected to be issued by 2017. The overall project is expected to be completed by 2020
12 October 2016
Su-Yapi & KMG Project was awarded the engineering consultant for the Ispartakule - Cerkezkoy Railway Line project.
05 August 2016
The EIA process on the project has been completed. The project is scheduled to complete by 2023.
26 January 2016
The tenders for the project are expected to be issued by end of 2016.
23 October 2015
The tender has not yet been issued as the expropriation works are underway on the route of Cerkezkoy-Istanbul.
19 August 2015
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been applied for and the public consultation meeting is expected to be held on September 9, 2015.
21 May 2015
Planning activities are underway.
03 April 2012
The Edirne-Kars railway is designed to pass through 29 provinces from the far east province of Kars, near the border with Armenia to Istanbul where it would connect to Europe through the Marmaray rail tunnel and continue to Edirne. The Edirne-Kars high speed railway will link China with central Asian countries, Turkey and Europe. Once the project is complete, With the completion of the Edirne-Kars railway projects, the total length of high-speed rail inside Turkey is expected to reach 10,000 km
31 March 2012
The China Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation would invest US$30 billion for the project.
01 March 2012
Turkey and China have agreed on building a high-speed railway line between Edirne and Kars
08 October 2010
Under an agreement signed between China and Turkey, China agreed to extend loans of US$30 billion for the planned rail network.
01 October 2010
TCDD and MoT China announced plans to undertake the Edirne to Kars High-Speed Rail Line project