Loads carried by rail had increased by 8% reaching to 28.8 mn tonnes in 2014.
Goods Transported by Rail (million tonnes)
Domestic transports by rail had increased by 7% exceeding 25 mn tonnes.
Domestic Transports by Rail (million tonnes)
Rail freight by private wagons exceeded 8 mn tonnes. This is about 29% of all rail freight.
Goods Transported by Private Wagons (million tonnes)
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)
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)
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%|