Viking Train, connecting Baltic Sea to Black Sea and Middle East via Turkey is now looking for alternative connections..
There are many difficulties to be solved before Turkey will become a freight railway hub..
With the economic strength of the Turkish industry and growing market volume a figure of 200 tons a year are feasible..
Loads carried by rail had increased by 8% reaching to 28.8 mn tonnes in 2014.
Last status of restrictions and blockages due to construction works and other reasons at TCDD network are listed below.
First trains with pipes of TANAP departed from Iskenderun..
Wagons will depart soon for thousands of pipes of TANAP project..
Automotive companies increase transportion by rail in Turkey..
Top20 stretches with heaviest rail freight traffic in Turkey..
by Thomas Hertinger
Trams can be transported on wagons..
Members of ECO decided to run a container train between Istanbul and Almaty in 2002..
Turkey is not the only country which has a target of being railway hub in the region..
Turkey is not the only country to focus on transit traffic between Europe and Asia also by rail..
Railway Authority of Turkey is willing to encourage operators for efficiency by some regulations..
TCDD announced a 5% increase in domestic freight rates..