805 - 2017 kolaj

What happened in Turkish railways in 2017?


November

First wagon export started from Turkey. Hopper wagons are produced by RC Endustri for Switzerland.

765 - Hopper wagon - RC Endustri

First 100% locally produced main line loco project announced: E5000. Tulomsas, Tubitak and ITU are working on this project. The loco will be ready in 4 years.

New metro and trams should have at least 51% local contribution.

464 - Durmazlar Silk Worm Tram

Logitrans fair was held in Istanbul. There were less European and more Asian companies in the fair.

December

First train operator, Omsan Logistics, started transport of iron ore by rail between Divrigi and Iskenderun. Omsan has 15 locos and 350 wagons rented from TCDD Tasimacilik.

795 - Omsan Treni

Second private train operator, Korfez Ulastirma started service on Kirikkale-Izmit route. The company carries oil between Tupras’ rafineries.

First phase of Turkey’s first driverless metro, Uskudar-Umraniye-Cekmekoy, is commissioned.

797 - Ümraniye metrosu - IBB

Cover Photos: TCDD Tasimacilik, Omsan Logistics, Steve Hobson ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

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