Total investment for rail will reach to 44 billon TL (€ 5 bn) in 2021.
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Deep impacts of Covid-19 which started affecting life in March in Turkey can be seen in rail transport statistics.
A hard year is now back, also for railways. 2021, on the other hand, may come with several good news.
A hard year is about to end. Here are milestones of the year in railways:
Construction contract for Cigli tram in Izmir was signed last week with contractor.
While first Turkey-China train arrived at Xian yesterday, second was started loading.
The new rolling stock manufacture company, Turasas, started fast.
First phase of Golden Horn will be commissioned in January 2021.
The first train from Turkey to China departed.
Engineering works started last weekend at Kayseri for new tram line.
As electrification extends, new electric locos are expected to be purchased for rolling stock fleets in Turkey. But which loco?
As electrification extends, need for electric loco highly increases in Turkish railways.
Tekirdag, one of the main ports of container vessels at Marmara Sea, has stepped forward in strengthening its connections to Balkan region.
Change of legal status of TCDD and reorganization of it under various companies is on agenda.
Minister of Transport announced start of liberalization on passenger trains by next year.