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.
The process for allocation of train slots to train operators will start tomorrow.
Fare for accessing Turkish railway network starts from 2 TL/km.