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    € 145,000,000
    Turkey : € 145,000,000
    Transport : € 145,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    4/07/2011 : € 145,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    9 February 2011
    Signed | 04/07/2011
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Irmak-Zonguldak Railway Rehabilitation (Turkey) - Investment Loan

    The General Directorate of State Railways Administration (TCDD)
    Mr. Mehmet TURŞAK
    Head of Research Planning & Coordination Department
    Talatpasa Bulvari 06330 Gar- Ankara Turkey
    Tel : +90 312 311 25 66
    Mobile : +90 505 467 03 44
    Fax : +90 312 310 40 84

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    Up to EUR 145 million
    EUR 370 million

    The rehabilitation of the Irmak-Zonguldak railway line which connects several ports on the Black Sea with Anatolia, particularly the capital Ankara.

    To shift mainly freight road transportation to railways in order to alleviate the imbalance among transport modes, hence decreasing environmental repercussions of road transport and increasing safety.

    Environmental aspects

    The Project is aimed at rehabilitating and implementing a signalisation system for the 486 km Irmak - Karabük – Zonguldak Railway Line. The Project includes the complete renovation of the permanent way, substructure, bridges and culverts, the introduction of new telecommunication and signalling systems and changes to the track layout in some selected stations. Being a rehabilitation of a line along the existing alignment with no changes of the location of the permanent way, the project is expected to fall under Annex II of the relevant EC Directive and applicable Turkish legislation.

    This is a project co-financed with IPA funds from the EC. Procurement of the works will be done in line with the relevant EC Directives and EIB Guide to procurement.


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