First private freight train of Turkey has departed.
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Tellers at train stations and stewards in trains will be outsourced by private companies.
The first train operator of Turkey, TCDD Tasimacilik, targets profit by 2020.
TCDD Tasimacilik is getting prepared together with its clients for competition with private operators.
There is an on-going discussion in Turkey about rental of locos and freight wagons by TCDD Tasimacilik for other private operators.
Austrian train operator Rail Cargo Group has announced a regular container train between Germany and Iran.
Omsan Logistics inked the rolling stock rental contract with TCDD Tasimacilik and became the first private train operator of Turkey.
The obligation of licences for rail transport started this week. 41 forwarders got this licence.
As liberalization starts, everybody keeps their eyes on private train operator candidates.