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.
Private freight wagon ownership loses its charm though having carried one third of all rail freight in Turkey last year.
Free access started two years ago and one year passed since first private trains started running.
The volumes carried by private wagons had increased in 2017, however investments for new wagons stopped.
As the first year of liberalization ended, there are only two private operators established.
As competition warms up, request for “one-man trains” are now being heard more frequently.
TCDD Tasimacilik announced its tariff for private freight wagons during next three years.
The first train of Turkey’s new train operator, Korfez Ulastirma, has recently departed.
First private freight train of Turkey has departed.
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There is an on-going discussion in Turkey about rental of locos and freight wagons by TCDD Tasimacilik for other private operators.
Omsan Logistics inked the rolling stock rental contract with TCDD Tasimacilik and became the first private train operator of Turkey.
The obligation of licences for rail transport started this week. 41 forwarders got this licence.
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.