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.