Azərbaycan Dəmir Yolları (ADY – national railway of Azerbaijan) ordered 2014 thirty coaches for three sleeping car trains. Stadler (Switzerland) got the contract and has the first units under construction.
After 17 years of construction, 550 meters above sea level and 2300 meters below the highest mountain crest, Switzerland will open with 57 km the world longest rail tunnel for trial runs after an investment of USD 12 billion.
With French national railway freight company Fret SNCF in deep financial and structural troubles in mid-2000 they capsized the single freight car traffic over 50 %.
The increasing importance of the rail sector in Turkey and the investment plan 2023 makes it an Eldorado for international suppliers and the young local rail industry.
Almost 29 million tons a year are moved by rail in Turkey today.
What had been neglected for many decades should be modernize and extended until the 100 year anniversary of the Republic of Turkey in 2023: About 23.5 billion US-Dollars will be invested in infrastructure and rolling stock.
The second Turkish tram builder is the Istanbul municipal operator, Istanbul Ulasim, founded on 16 August 1988, and which currently operates ten public transport lines in the latter city (metro, light rail, tram and cable car).