Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure awarded the contract for Supervision for Construction of Çerkezköy-Kapıkule Section of Halkalı-Kapıkule Railway Line Project to the consortium led by TPF. The biggest consultancy contract funded by European Union in Turkey under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) framework.
This huge investment, which will directly connect Turkey to the TEN-T rail network through Bulgaria, was made possible with a giant 270 million Euro grant from EU and matching national funds. The value of the Works Contract for the construction of the railway line is around 530 million Euros, while the supervision contract signed by TPF has a budget of 23.2 million Euros.
The project includes the construction of a double track railway line, which will operate both passenger and freight trains with a design speed of 200 km/h. The 152 km ETCS Level 1 fast train track will start at Çerkezköy and end at Kapıkule, at the Bulgarian Border. TPF will perform supervision services as the FIDIC Engineer along with a design component that is comprised of 3 stations and the railway track between Kapıkule Station and the Bulgarian Border. The project includes both the infrastructure and superstructure as well as the signaling and electrification works. Estimated to be completed by 2023, the project will commemorate the 100th year of the modern Turkish Republic and its European ties engraved in the founding ideals.