High Capacity Freight Transportation Is Not Possible in Turkish Railways
Noting that the need for more utilization of railway line capacity by using high-capacity wagons, the Court of Auditors found:
“However, for this, it is necessary to increase the axle pressures to 22,5 tons according to the relevant standard. This criterion is only 28 percent of the 3.161 km of main railway lines in Turkey are suitable. The gauge sizes of the railway tunnels are also lower than those in Europe, Iran and beyond. This makes it impossible to transport high capacity and bulky cargo. To be able to transport more efficiently than Turkish Railways, it is necessary to make the axle pressures and gauge dimensions compatible with international standards. In addition, the length of the railway lines connecting important load centers is 2 times more than the highways and bird flight distances, which is one of the important problems of TCDD.
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