Private train operators have started to perss for some precautions which will increase the efficiency and decrease the costs.
Railway transportation in Turkey is changing very fast.
Two private companies already got the licence, and third is on the way. These two companies already control millions of tonnes of rail freight even now.
TCDD Tasimacilik has started renting its rolling stock which surely encourages the entering of new players.
The passenger trains are currently supported by government and operated by TCDD Tasimacilik, but by next year, the competition may start also for passenger trains.
Import of rolling stock to Turkey is restricted. But this restriction will end in 2020, and many global companies are keeping their eyes on the market.
Turkish rail industry is not so big, but growing fast and getting prepared for hard competition. And new investments are on the table.
Wind of change has started to blow fast in Turkey. Stand tight.