TCDD announced discounted rates for the Tekirdag-Derince ferry, to be valid for the first half of 2014.
New rate for ferry is 17 €/to (min 28 to) for all 2 and 4 axle wagons.
Considering the railway freight between Kapikule and Tekirdag, the goods will be able to reach to Asian side with the costs starting from 23 €/to. This rate will increase for loads less than 28 to, for the goods classified as 1st class in TEA tariff, dangerous goods and special transports.
On April 2013, it’s written in Rail Turkey article “Is It Worth Paying for Crossing Marmara?” as follows:
Are the conventional loads stucked to European side terminals? The answer is unfortunately “yes”, unless a miracle happens.
Now the miracle happens. It’s now clear that we’ll see more and more wagons in Asian terminals.
Photo: Eksper Rail