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Ar-Gü becomes the 3rd ECM of Turkey


Ar-Gü, the largest private wagon fleet owner in Turkey, has become the third ECM of Turkey.

With this certificate, Ar-Gücan take the responsibility of managing, maintananing, repairing and revisions of Turkish and European Wagons.

Due to the new legislation of COTIF, freigth wagons should have ECMs (Entity in Charge of Maintanance) to be able to be operated in international traffic since 2013.

Ar-Gü (EIN No: FR/31/0216/0010) becomes the third ECM after TCDD and Acarlar Vagon in Turkey.

ECMs are responsible for three main functions:

  • Documentation of all maintanance issues of wagon
  • Organizing all process from taking wagon from operation for maintanance and takin back to operation
  • Maintanance of wagon and its parts

Ar-Gü, the subsidiary of marine transport company Arkas, has the biggest private wagon fleet in Turkey with 709 wagons.

Cover Photo: Ar-Gü ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

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