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.