Change of legal status of TCDD and reorganization of it under various companies is on agenda.
Minister of Transport announced start of liberalization on passenger trains by next year.
Free access started two years ago and one year passed since first private trains started running.
As the first year of liberalization ended, there are only two private operators established.
There is an on-going discussion in Turkey about rental of locos and freight wagons by TCDD Tasimacilik for other private operators.
As expectations increase by liberalization of railway transport, ports are trying to keep pace with.
Omsan Logistics inked the rolling stock rental contract with TCDD Tasimacilik and became the first private train operator of Turkey.
As liberalization starts, everybody keeps their eyes on private train operator candidates.
Obligation for licence is in force and 36 companies have got their licences until now.
The passenger trains which are making loss will continue to be organized by TCDD Tasimacilik until the end of 2020.
New train operators are seeking for sor solutions to overcome loco driver bottleneck.
After Korfez Ulastirma and Omsan Logistics, another company is getting prepared for being a train operator.
After Körfez Taşımacılık, another company is about to complete preparations for being a private train operator.
Railway Transportation Association (DTD) announced that his members will soon need 320 loco drivers.
By today, 2018 network statement is published by TCDD and competition has started for allocation of train paths for TCDD Tasimacilik and other private train operators.
About 20% of over 20 thousands of freight wagons are owned by private companies in Turkey.
The tariff, which once helped enterance of many private companies into railway transport market, is changing.