TCDD Freight Wagons

What TCDD did in 2014? – Freight

Loads carried by rail had increased by 8% reaching to 28.8 mn tonnes in 2014.

Goods Transported by Rail (million tonnes)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
24.4 25.4 25.7 26.6 28.8
TCDD Freight Trains. Photo: Jeff Hawken

Domestic transports by rail had increased by 7% exceeding 25 mn tonnes.

Domestic Transports by Rail (million tonnes)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
21.1 22.2 22.8 23.3 25.1

Rail freight by private wagons exceeded 8 mn tonnes. This is about 29% of all rail freight.

Goods Transported by Private Wagons (million tonnes)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
4.3 5.7 6.1 7.1 8.3

Leading region in handling for rail (loading/unloading) was 2nd Region (Zonguldak-Ankara-Kayseri) where second was 6th Region (Malatya-Diyarbakir-Van). The region with minimum handling volume is 1st Region with 1,1 million ton, which is the most industrialized region of Turkey, north of Marmara.

Goods Loaded/Unloaded for Rail by Regions (million tonnes)

1st Region 1.10 2%
2nd Region 15.63 29%
3rd Region 5.09 9%
4th Region 7.98 15%
5th Region 5.68 10%
6th Region 14.00 26%
7th Region 4.66 9%

Iron ore was the good with highest volume on rail (6.6 mn tonnes). Coal (3 mn tonnes) and oil (776k tonnes) followed it.

International rail transports decreased by 2% to 1.68 mn tonnes.

International Transports to/from/via Turkey by Rail (million tonnes)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
2.69 2.56 2.12 1.71 1.68

While rail freight between Turkey and Europe dropped, rail traffic to East (Iran and CIS countries) had increased by 37% reaching to 351k tonnes.

International Transports to/from/via Turkey by Rail (000 tonnes)

Ex Turkey to Europe 429 26%
Ex Europe to Turkey 871 52%
Ex Turkey to East 246 15%
Ex East to Turkey 105 6%
Transit Loads 28 2% 

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