Previous day, Kars-Tblisi-Baku project was again on media, as the first trial train departed from Turkey arrived Georgian border. So, is everything ready about the project?
The electrified conventional rail network reached to 23% in Turkey.
Baku-Tblisi-Kars railway was announced to be commissioned at 2017 summer.
There are 13 ports in Turkey with rail connection.
While Turkey’s neighbours step forward in transit rail traffic, Turkey is working on the transit rail freight projects to increase its share of transit traffic in region, which is almost nothing by now.
Although high speed train projects have a considerable share from 2017 railway investment budget of TL 8 bn (over € 2 bn), the development will be far behind the targets.
The infrastructure operator TCDD will charge train operators for delays and cancellations.