TCDD announced a new discount for international rail freight which had dropped by half in last 5 years.
The new discounts are as follows:
Europe-European side: 5%
5% discount for transports to/from Europe within 300 km in Turkey without using Tekirdag-Derince ferry. This covers all European side terminals in Turkey.
Europe-western regions in Asian side: 10%
10% discount for transports to/from Europe within 300-1000 km in Turkey by using Tekirdag-Derince ferry. This covers western Turkey including transports to/from Bilecik, Eskişehir, Ankara (west), Afyon, Denizli, Kütahya, İzmir and Konya.
Europe-eastern regions in Asian side and transit: 20%
20% discount for transports to/from Europe with 1001+ km distance in Turkey by using Tekirdag-Derince ferry. This covers all terminals beyond Ankara and Karaman towards east. This discount also applies to transit transports between Europe and Iran/Central Asia.
Turkey-Iran/Central Asia: 10%
10% discount for transports to/from Iran and Central Asia with 3001+ km distance in Turkey.
The discounts are valid beginning from 01.08.2016 until the end of 2016. Discounts are not applied to full train contracts, empty runs and RID1/RID7.
TCDD had recently announced discount for Tekirdağ-Derince and Van Lake ferries.
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