442 - Tatvan Terminali - Jeff

Tatvan terminal


Tatvan Terminal is located at the west side of Van Lake. There’s a port at terminal which is used by Van Lake rail ferry. All wagons to Iran from Turkey go through this terminal. Tatvan Terminal will be one of the 19 logistics centers TCDD is planning to build.

General Information

Station code is 05923 – 8
Open to freight traffic
Open to international traffic
Weighbridge exists
Loading gauge meter exists

Location
Sidings

There are 10 lines at the terminal
3 sidings for handling (160+165+20 m long)

Storage

5500 sqm open storage area
1000 sqm covered storage area

Distance to Borders

Kapıkule / Svilengrad (BG) : 1915 km
Uzunköprü / Phytion (GR) : 1877 km
Kapıköy / Razi (IR) : 122 km
Nusaybin / Kamichli (SYR) : 1146 km *
Islahiye / M.Ekbez (SYR) : 751 km *
Çobanbey (SYR) : 877 km *
Doğu Kapı (AM) : 1318 km *
Ahılkelek/Akhalkalaki (GE) :1359 km **

* Rail border crossings to Syria and Armenia are closed
** Border crossing to Georgia is under construction

Contacts

TCDD Tel: +90 434 827 57 03

Cover photo: Jeff Hawken

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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