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Modernisation of Samsun-Kalın Railway Line Project

*Lastly updated on 13.07.2020.

Definition of the Project WorkSamsun - Kalın railway line; It is 378 kilometers long, single-line, without signaling and electrification. Within the scope of the project, the rehabilitation of the line and the integration of the signaling systems were made.


Project Name: Modernisation of Samsun-Kalın Railway Line Project

Beneficiary Institution: General Directorate of Turkish State Railways

Financial Contribution of the EU: 152,7 Million Euros

Total Project Amount: 326,7 Million Euros



Contractor Company: Gülermak Ağır Sanayi İnşaat ve Taahhüt A.Ş. and AZD Praha s.r.o Joint venture under the leadership of Çelikler Taahhüt İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş.

Date of the Contract: 12.06.2015

Starting Date of Work: 26.06.2015

Termination Date of  the Contract: 04.12.2019



Contractor Company: UBM Uluslararası Birleşmiş Müşavirler Müşavirlik Hizmetleri A.Ş., Ingenieria y Economia del Transporte S.A. (INECO), Mott MacDonald Limited

Date of the Contract: 04.09.2015

Starting Date of Work: 09.09.2015

Termination Date of  the Contract: 31.12.2020



Operational Objective of the Line: Mass Passenger and Freight Transportation

Line Length: 378 Kilometres

Line Characteristics: Single Line

Number of Stations: 41

Line Capacity: 54 trains

Operational Train Speed: 70-80 Kilometres / Hour (average) Maximum Speed: 120 Kilometres/Hour


  • The temporary acceptance of the line was made on December 16, 2019, and the one-year Defect Notice Period continues.
  • Our Ministry has transferred the business to TCDD with the Transfer Delivery Protocol signed on December 17, 2019.
  • As of 04 May 2020, scheduled freight transportation has started.
  • It is expected that Global Security Report will be received for the start of passenger transportation.

* The information in the printed materials was lastly updated in 2017.