From Europe to Asia of wagons will be from Tekirdag | TCDD Köseköy-Gebze railway

Since the TCDD Köseköy-Gebze railway line is closed, 2 will be transported by vessels between Tekirdağ and İzmit Derince and Bandırma for the year.

Tekirdag Port Manager Mubin Salter Salt said in a statement that the project of moving train wagons between Tekirdag and Izmit Derince and Bandirma by ships will be implemented for two years due to the construction of the Kösekoy-Gebze section. Stating that the trains that will go to the inner parts of Anatolia will also be carried to Derince by ships, Salt said: “Akport railroad was built. Train train is being made in depth. Trains coming from Europe used to pass from Sirkeci to Haydarpaşa. Now this line will be canceled, so the trains will pass from Europe to Asia, from Tekirdag, the far south east of Europe, Thrace lands. The departure point of the train, namely the transition point to Asia, will be Tekirdağ. One of them is from Tekirdağ to Bandırma and the other is from Tekirdağ to Derince. The ships carrying the train wagon are similar to the ferryboats ...

We call them "Train Fairy". They have a rail system like the rails on railways. Trains on land are loaded into the ship piece by piece. In fact, these ships even have two floors and three floors. Therefore, it has the opportunity to load the train consisting of 25-30 wagons onto the ship and transport it at once. We have been living with this longing for four years. So that we can connect Derince and Bandırma from Tekirdağ as soon as possible. But connecting Bandırma will take a little more time. kazanStating that the port, which will cost 500 million dollars, will be built on a very large area, Salt continued as follows: “The port will cost 500 million dollars. 350 acres of land will be filled into the sea. It's a very big port. The port, which will appeal to foreign countries with 70%, will be the transit point for ships and the cargoes brought by small container ships will land at Barbaros Asya Port. It will be held here. Larger container ships will arrive and take these goods to certain ports in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. From there, smaller ships will come and take these goods. They will be distributed to their destinations. Container ships with a length of 400 meters will dock at this port. There is no other port like this in Turkey.

Source: TCDD

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