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.
Trains weighing 1600 gross tonnes have started to run on Turkish rails where maximum gross ton was 1300 tonnes until this month.
A silent transpormation is taking effect in Turkish State Railways (TCDD) where currently expenses are far more than income.
Not every company can do railway transport from now on.
Every one of three Turkey-Trieste loads (container, semi-trailer, truck) of Un Ro-Ro got on train.
Turkish State Railways (TCDD) announced big discount in container demurrage fees in TCDD terminals.
The container trains between China and Turkey/Europe have started to use the new route.
Rail freight volumes in Turkey had been between 20-30 mn tonnes since 2007 and after reaching to peak of 29 mn tonnes in 2014, had dropped to less than 26 mn tonnes in 2015.
The scope, route, targets and history of Baku-Tblisi-Kars railway project which connects Kars (Turkey) to Baku (Azerbaijan) and Central Asia via Tblisi (Georgia):
International freight by rail in Turkey continued to decrease in 2015.
The scope, location, connections, targets and history of new high speed train station under construction at Konya:
TCDD announced a new discount for international rail freight which had dropped by half in last 5 years.