The passenger trains of TCDD may be operated by private companies beginning with May 2018.
For many years the only international services to / from Europe have been provided by the Bosphorus Express, which conveyed sleeping and couchette cars from Istanbul to Sofia and Bucharest each night.
In 2015, Every one of four train passengers prefered high speed trains in Turkey.
Torbali, where all passenger trains from Izmir to south is passing by, may be hub in the near future.
Train services in European side of Turkey has restarted with the first train started service between Halkali and Kapikule yesterday.
TCDD – or to be more exact TCDD Tasimacilik AS – operates just sixteen classic long-distance train services (as opposed to the YHT network of high speed trains).
Due to Baskentray Project, all passenger trains except high speed trains will stop running from/to Ankara.
Passenger train service from Halkali Train Station is planned after the engineering works completed this summer.
Due to engineering works on Malatya-Yolcati section, passenger trains to Tatvan, Elazig and Kurtalan has started ending their service at Malatya.
The timetable of high speed trains will change tomorrow.