Here are highlights from what will happen in Turkish railways this year:
Turkey is getting prepared for the big tunnel project which will connect two sides of Istanbul by rail and road. Here are frequently asked questions about the project:
The tender for the tunnel connecting Asian and European side of Istanbul by road and rail will be done today.
Construction works will start on 13 new lines in Istanbul until the end of 2016..
A new schedule is announced about suburban lines of Marmaray, where construction works had stopped since 2014.
Transportation Ministry declared that tender for Kaynarca-Sabiha Gokcen Airport has completed and construction works started.
The passengers using suburban services in Turkey’s three biggest cities of Turkey had exceeded 130 million last year.
Construction works started in Kabatas-Mecidiyekoy metro project which is a 7-km extension of Mahmutbey-Mecidiyekoy metro which is also under construction.
Dr Mike Bent
The second Turkish tram builder is the Istanbul municipal operator, Istanbul Ulasim..
Istanbul has the biggest urban transport system by rail in Turkey..