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160th anniversary of Turkish railways – Turkish Republic period


Here below are the milestones of last 93 years of railway in Anatolia:

Medal of independence for Behiç Erken

1923 – Railways played an important role in Independence War. The director of Anatolian Trains Company, Mr Behiç Erken, was awarded medal of independence by Turkish Parliament, due to his great efforts.

1924 – Anatolia Baghdad Railway Directorate was founded to nationalize the railway network in Anatolia (4559 km) and develop it.

First railway of Turkish Republic

1925 – The first railway constructed by Turkish Republic, Ankara-Yerköy railway (203 km) opened.

1927 – Kayseri was connected to national network.

Nationalization started

1928 – Nationalization started. First company to nationalize is Anatolia Railway Company.

1930 – Sivas was connected to national network.

1931 – Malatya was connected to national network.

1932 – Samsun was connected to national network. 1829 km long railway was completed in the first 10 years of Turkish Republic. Total network had reached to 6388 km.

Railway reached out east

1934 – Elazığ was connected to national network.

1935 – Diyarbakır and Gaziantep were connected to national network.

1936 – Isparta and Burdur were connected to national network.

1937 – Divriği was connected to national network.

1938 – Erzincan was connected to national network.

Railway plant to Sivas

1939 – Erzurum was connected to national network. Railway plant was founded at Sivas (today Tüdemsaş).

1943 – 1585 km long railway was completed in the second 10 years of Turkish Republic.

1948 – Kahramanmaraş was connected to national network. Nationalization of 4889 km-long railway network completed.

1949 – Second track was laid along Sirkeci-Halkalı and Haydarpaşa-Gebze.

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