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.
Another critical step is taken today. TCDD published the network statement for 2017.
22.5 axle load limit becomes widespread in Turkey.
The gradients in railways are important, since they may kill the efficiency.
The electrificaton works on Konya-Karaman railway has started with a ceremony at Karaman yesterday.