22.5 axle load limit becomes widespread in Turkey.
One of the important results of renewal of rail network is the new standard in axle load. 22.5 to/axle was limited with Kapikule-Istanbul-Ankara line in 2005. Now 22.5 to becomes almost the standard.
Here below are the exceptions which have lower axle limits:
Yolçatı-Tatvan-Van-Kapıköy (20 to)
Yolçatı-Diyarbakır-Batman-Kurtalan (20 to)
Narlı-Gaziantep-Mardin-Nusaybin (20 to, closed after Gaziantep)
Fevzipaşa-Tahtaköprü (20 to)
Manisa-Dumlupınar (20 to)
Karakuyu-Burdur-Isparta (20 tn)
Sütlaç-Çivril (20 to)
Ortaklar-Söke (20 to)
Mandıra-Kırklareli (13 to)
Samsun-Kalın (20 to, under construction for renewal)
Cover Photo: Jeff Hawken ©