Rail Traffic Map of Turkey

Top20 Heaviest Rail Traffic in Turkey

Some of the lines are densely used in Turkey especially due to the fact that almost complete network is mainly one line with a few exceptions of high speed lines and suburban lines.

Suburban lines are the main factor of the stretches on the top of the list.

Here is the Top20 list of rail strecthes with the heaviest traffic based on TCDD statistics of 2013:

# Stretch* Km Train/day**
1 Mersin-Adana 67,2 67
2 Sincan-Ankara-Kayas 37 49
3 Haydarpasa-Gebze*** 44,2 39
4 Basmane-A.Menderes 17,1 36
5 Sirkeci-Halkali*** 28,3 31
6 Ulukisla-Yenice 109 23
7 Sincan-Polatli 62,6 22
8 Narli-Toprakkale 132,5 21
9 Cetinkaya-Malatya-Narli 324 19
10 Adnan Menderes-Kaklik 268,1 17
11 Adana-Toprakkale 78,3 17
12 Kalin-Sivas-Cetinkaya 136,5 16
13 Halkapinar-Cigli-Manisa 63,8 16
14 Irmak-Bogazkoprü-Kayseri 310,7 16
15 Torbali-Odemis 62,5 16
16 Cetinkaya-Divrigi 65 15
17 Malatya-Yolçati 94,6 15
18 Polatli-Eskisehir-Alayunt 236,5 15
19 Goncali-Denizli 9,2 14
20 Toprakkale-Iskenderun 59,6 13

* Some stretches in TCDD Statistics Book is combined above when lines are connected and have similar volumes.
** Trains/day is calculated by dividing total train km in mentioned stretches to total length, using statistics book of TCDD as of 2013.
*** Closed due to construction works in 2013.

Tomorrow: Top20 Stretches Mostly Used by Freight Trains

Map: Onur Uysal

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