Closely following the liberalization of the German railways: the freight and passenger railways in Turkey will mobilize the private sector, industry regulations. The German Railways Company also follows the developments closely.
One of Istanbul's landmark Haydarpasa Train Station, with the symbols of the history of the partnership between Germany and Turkey for railways. 19. At the end of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire gave the Germans the privilege of the construction of Haydarpasa Station and the building took its place in the skyline of Istanbul with the signature of two German architects. railways private sector on the agenda of the legislation which will come into operation in Turkey, he brought it back to mind the historical cooperation. Many domestic and foreign investors are interested in passenger and freight transport on railways in the country. The German Railways Administration (Deutsche Bahn) is one of the leading foreign investors.
Opening a private railways in Turkey
March (2013) in the direction to open the railways to the private sector in Turkey has made significant legislation. railways operated by public institutions in Turkey, the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), Turkey as railway infrastructure operators with railway liberalization in the Draft Law on the Transportation restructured. The units related to the railway company TCDD separated Republic of Turkey State Railways Transport Joint Stock Company (TCDD Transport Inc.) is established. In addition, private companies in passenger and freight transportation are opened in the legal regulations. According to the aforementioned legal regulations, public legal entities and companies can be authorized by the Ministry of Transport, the railway train operator on the national railway infrastructure network. According to data from the Statistics Institute of Turkey the total line length was in Turkey at the end of the year 2011 12 thousand kilometers of high-speed line length was the same year as 888 kilometers. 2011 end the number of passengers transported on the railways in Turkey it was 85 million. If the German Railways Plant 1,98 billion passengers a year move has seriously considered as a potential market of railways in Turkey.
Deutsche Bahn following
This is potentially a serious interest in the opening stages of Turkey's railways to the private sector also brings with it. Domestic and foreign companies are carrying out different projects related to railway management. According to press reports in the German Railways from Turkey to Europe Turkey Plant, the important port city of Basra, Iraq via Turkey are being expressed in a planned line. The institution that made statements to Deutsche Welle Turkish Service on behalf of the German Railways Enterprise sözcüHeiner Spannuth s no such concrete projects mean that the institutions are not interested in Turkey said. Spannuth: "Deutsche Bahn is aware of the expansion of the railway infrastructure in Turkey process. However, it is not possible to say that the institution is directly involved in these plans or projects. When we consider the potential liberalization of regional passenger transport in Turkey, the department responsible for transport outside of Germany DB Arriva our institution, are following developments in Turkey as well as follow the developments in Europe. "When we observe that there are the right opportunities for Arriva, we will make purchases and take part in tenders."
Source : In www.dw.