A NEW LIFE CENTER FOR THE HEART OF THE CAPITAL…

A NEW LIFE CENTER FOR THE HEART OF THE CAPITAL…

THE NEW HIGH-SPEED TRAIN TERMINAL IS NOT GOING TO BE USED ONLY FOR TRANSPORTATION. THE TERMINAL IS ALSO GOING TO BECOME THE CENTER OF THE NEW CULTURAL AND SOCIAL LIFE.

A new life began in our country with the start of the operations of Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Konya-Eskişehir, Ankara-İstanbul, and Konya-İstanbul high-speed train lines. Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-İzmir, Bursa-Bilecik, and Konya-Karaman lines are going to be added to the list in the coming years.

The share of our railways in transportation is increasing significantly with the opening of Ankara centered core high-speed train lines. TCDD is building new generation YHT terminals differently from the existing ones to answer the needs of increased number of passengers and the circulation.

Within this concept, the new YHT terminal construction began in 2014 right next to the existing terminal in Ankara, which cannot answer all the needs because of its size and capacity. The new YHT terminal is going to consist of three railway platforms and six high-speed train lines. The terminal is going to have eight stories, 178 thousand square meters of usage area, and thirty meters of height. Ankara YHT Terminal is going to serve twenty thousand daily passengers at first and fifty thousand daily passengers later on.

It is going to be a life center
The new High-Speed Train Terminal is not only designed for transportation purposes; it is also going to serve the people of Ankara and the passengers with its shops, offices, movie theaters, cafes, restaurants, and multipurpose halls and become a center of cultural and social life.

It is integrated with Ankaray, Metro, and Başkentray
The new terminal, which is going to be linked by two underground passages and one ground passage, is going to be connected to Ankaray, Batıkent Metro, Başkentray, Sincan Metro, Keçiören Metro, and Airport Metro. The center of the rail system is going to be Ankara.

It is going to be among the most prestigious works in Ankara
YHT Terminal has been designed with the latest technology to answer all the needs of disabled passengers. It is going to contracted as a build-operate-transfer model to be completed in two years. The terminal is going to be operated by the contractor company for nineteen years and seven months; passenger transportation and high-speed train operation are going to be managed by TCDD. At the end of the term, the terminal is going to be transferred to TCDD. A progression of 23 per cent is ensured at building of the new generation Ankara YHT terminal until today.

the new Ankara HST Terminal is already a candidate to become one of the most prestigious works of Ankara and TCDD with its architecture, social equipments, and ease of transportation.

The old terminal is kept
While the new High-Speed Train Terminal is being built, the existing terminal building and its surrounding facilities are kept within sensitive planning approach. It is restructured as a new attraction center with a functional planning. A project that reflects the today’s architectural understanding and symbolizes the dynamism of the city has been developed.