Big Anatolia Logistics Organization (BALO) ended the joint venture company, Anatolia Rail Link, founded together with Austrian railway operator Rail Cargo.
The test lab of Tulomsas, subsidiary of TCDD manufacturing locos and freight wagons, got international accreditation.
There left only one step before foundation of new train operator company, TCDD Tasimacilik AS.
İsa Apaydin is assigned as the new general manager of TCDD.
After being the first Turkish company to get “Maintanance Functions Certificate”, Acarlar Vagon now is the first private company to get the ECM certificate.
Legios and Acarlar Vagon agreed to cooperate in Turkey for maintanance and repair of wagons.
Although competition seems to focus on rail freight after liberalization, a stronger competition may be seen for passenger trains soon.
Turkish Government is planning to complete the reorganization of TCDD and liberalization of railway transportation.
With French national railway freight company Fret SNCF in deep financial and structural troubles in mid-2000 they capsized the single freight car traffic over 50 %.
TCDD announced suspension of three regional train service valid from yesterday all of which had started last year.