Next year will be exciting for Turkish railways.
Here below are the highlights of 2018:
Pre-qualification step for tender of 96 HSTs. Tender contains know-how transfer and local production in Eskisehir.
For the first time in Turkey, finished vehicles will be transported by rail in domestic routes.
Engineering works will start for third tram line in Antalya (Varsakli-Zerdalilik line).
TCDD Tasimacilik will drop discount for private wagons to 35%.
New Van Lake train ferry will start service.
Tender for Adana-Mersin high speed line. Tender includes 2 additional tracks, signalization, electrification, over and sub-passes and terminal buildings. Travel time will be 25 minutes.
The second tram line of Izmir, Konak Tram, will be ready for test runs.