Friday 11 May, 08:00 - 20:00

10th UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail sessions and High Speed Rail Trade Exhibition  which is held biennially by UIC, will be realized at Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) International Convention and Exhibition Center in Ankara, Turkey. In addition to the rich variety of Congress sessions, technical visits offer an exciting addition to on-site activities. You will have the opportunity to tour a technical site which may be at TCDD Ankara Etimesgut HST Maintenance Center and gain first-hand insight into Ankara-Kony High speed systems and networks.



TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) inaugurated Ankara’s new high-speed station on October 29 with a celebration that was attended by president Mr. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN and prime minister Mr. Binali YILDILRIM.

Over 50,000 people are expected to use the station every day by 2023, with three island platforms serving six tracks. The station is 395m long and 35m high, will be operated by TCDD Transport, and is built next to Ankara’s existing main station which is still in use by conventional main line and commuter trains.

The station has an area of 194,460m2, and has eight floors which consist of commercial areas, cafes, restaurants, offices, multi-purpose halls, mosques, a 1910-space car park, and a five-star hotel with 134 rooms.

Construction began in 2014, and was led by the Cengiz-Limak-Kolin consortium, which will also manage the station for 19 years and seven months under the build-operate-transfer model. Signalling for the station was developed by TUBITAK BILGEM.

Around 250 high-speed, passenger, commuter, and freight trains will call at the combined conventional and high-speed station every day, which will become the national hub for Turkey’s growing high-speed network.

Please fill the related part of the participation form for the technical visit.




May 11, 2018 (Draft Program)

08:20     Meeting at ATG (Ankara High Speed Train Station) Foyer

08:30     Short Brief about the technical specifications of the Station by the Operator

08:45      Visiting all related areas.

09:30     Transfer from the station to the city center





A technical visit between Ankara and Konya has been organized for the first day of the Congress. The participants of the Congress will have the opportunity to see the Ankara-Konya High Speed  Rail.

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May 11, 2018 (Draft Program)

09:30      Departure from ATG (Ankara High Speed Train Station) to Konya by HST

10:30      Arrival to Konya HST Station

10:40      Short presentation at the Station by TCDD

11:00      Transfer from the station to the city center

11:30      Visit Mevlana Museum (Whirling Dervishes) (

12:30      Lunch

14:00      Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden (

16:00      Transfer from the museum to the Konya HST station

17:30      Back to Ankara

19:30      Arrival ATG (Ankara High Speed Train Station)


Please fill the related part of the participation form for the technical visit on Tuesday morning at the Registration Desk.



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