First phase of 415-km-long Zonguldak-Irmak railway works, Zonguldak-Filyos-Karabuk section, will be completed by the end of this month.
Second phase, Karabuk-Irmak will be completed by the end of this year.
Construction works include renewal of the rails and level crossings. The line will be ready for 120 km/h speed with ERTMS and ETCS Level 1 systems. The platforms in Cankiri, Karabuk, Ulku, Balikisik and Yesilyenice are beign extended.
The total cost of projects is € 227mn, most of which is funded by EU. Contractor of the project is Yapi Merkezi leaded consortium.