Figures publicized about Marmaray which started also hosting freight trains between Asian and European side of Turkey.
As Marmaray tunnel is opened for freight trains, container services started from Asian side of Turkey one after the other.
The train departed from China which will pass through 10 countries to Czechia is at Turkey.
Preparations for freight trains to cross Bosphorus via Marmaray tunnel is completed.
The new investment of Volkswagen in Turkey has carried the “freight trains through Marmaray” topic to top.
Though rail freight increased in last two years after liberalization, it’s still far from meeting expectations.
Both Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and Marmaray projects which are told to be key for China-Europe transport have been commissioned.
After suburban trains and HSTs, next step for Marmaray project is the freight train traffic via tunnel.
In the first week of Marmaray, 2 millions of passengers prefered Halkali-Gebze trains instead of dolmus and buses.
The first international train coming from Europe towards Asia through Marmaray tunnel has crossed Bosphorus.
Marmaray trains started service this morning.
High speed trains will start departing from city center of Istanbul tomorrow.
The Marmaray project connecting Halkali to Gebze through Istanbul is commissioned today with a ceremony.
The opening of Marmaray, which was announced as 10th of March, seems to be postponed.
Investment budget cuts of Turkey will not effect Marmaray and metro lines to new airport.
The railway stretch crossing Istanbul from Gebze to Halkali is likely to open on 10th of March.
Marmaray suburban trains will end the service at Uskudar and not call at Ayrilik Cesmesi for 1.5 months.