By today, 2018 network statement is published by TCDD and competition has started for allocation of train paths for TCDD Tasimacilik and other private train operators.
The intermodal traffic between Turkey and Europe has developed very fast in recent years.
Terminals are the hearts of rail freight, playing an important role on the competitiveness of rail against other modals.
Baspinar-Gaziantep-Oduncular railway stretch will be closed for 14 months.
Although railway is the least prefered modal among all in Turkey, there’s an annual volume of 25 mn tonnes of rail freight which is about 4 % of all loads.
Share of railway in foreign trade of Turkey is going down.
Illegal refugee traffic seems to start considering rail traffic between Turkey and Europe. Last week, 17 refugees were captured at border, in a 45’ rail container.
We prepared 4 scenarios on EU funded cost analysis to determine when railway is better than trucks in terms of cost and performance.
Due to engineering works in Greece, all rail freight services between Greece and Turkey are suspended.
Iran Railways (RAI) will get huge incentive from government in return for increasing its freight and passenger volumes.