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Competition starts for train operators

By today, 2018 network statement is published by TCDD and competition has started for allocation of train paths for TCDD Tasimacilik and other private train operators.

Next step is the requests of train operators for train paths. The calendar will be completed by issue of 2018 timetable by the end of November 2017. The new timetables will be valid by 10th of December.

The schedule for capacity allocation is as below:

2018 capacity allocation schedule

In addition to Turkey’s first train operator TCDD Tasimacilik, companies like Ar-Gü, Omsan are expected to run their own trains in following days.

Cover Photo: Onur Uysal ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

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