429 - Kapıkule Terminali - Eksper

Kapikule terminal


Terminal is the most important border crossing to Europe at Turkish-Bulgarian border.

All of the container lines and most of the conventional train trafic pass through this terminal. It’s connected to Svilengrad Terminal at Bulgaria, where all rail traffic between these two stations are done by BDZ and private operators.

General Information

Station code is 08993 – 8
Border station code is 703
Open to freight traffic
Open to international traffic
Weighbridge exists
No loading gauge meter

Location
Sidings

There are 25 lines at the terminal
1 sidings for handling (40 m long)

Storage

Bounded area
1000 sqm open storage area
400+400 sqm covered storage area

Distance to Borders

Kapıkule / Svilengrad (BG) : 2 km
Uzunköprü / Phytion (GR) : 98 km
Kapıköy / Razi (IR) : 2034 km
Nusaybin / Kamichli (SYR) : 1900 km *
Islahiye / M.Ekbez (SYR) : 1366 km *
Çobanbey (SYR) : 1600 km *
Doğu Kapı (AM) : 2109 km *
Ahılkelek/Akhalkalaki (GE) : 2060 km **

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

Contacts

TCDD Tel: +90 284 238 23 12

Cover Photo: Eksper Rail ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s