Due to covid-19 epidemic, all intercity train services are suspended in Turkey.
As corona has stopped life to a great extent all over the world, trains started to play greater role in international transport.
The freight trains will soon restart with limited number of wagons between Iran and Turkey.
Three subsidiaries of TCDD for rolling stock manufacturing is merging.
The first set of 12 HST sets is on way to Turkey.
The train departed from China which will pass through 10 countries to Czechia is at Turkey.
As Turkey accepted the European standards and Turkish wagon industry focused on international market, companies faced an important and “expensive” step: Certification and inspection.
The China-Turkey-Europe train passed through Ankara, which kept closed to freight traffic for a long time.
Two new trains restarted in 2019, Ankara and Goller expresses are welcomed by travellers. However there are disappoinments as well.
Preparations for freight trains to cross Bosphorus via Marmaray tunnel is completed.