Ottomans' Privileged Partner Germans Again for Train Lines: The opening of the freight and passenger transport on the railways to the private sector with legal regulations has stimulated the ancient actors of the sector. Germany, which received privileges from the sultan for railway tenders in many regions in the late Ottoman Empire, is at the top of these actors. German Railways (Deutsche Bahn), the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) are following every development closely related.
The legislative arrangements made last month in the Assembly, the restructuring of the TCDD as a 'railway infrastructure operator' and the units related to the train operation are carried out by TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. in addition to the name of the private sector also offers the opportunity to invest in railways. According to the regulations, public legal entities and companies will be authorized by the Ministry of Transport to become the railway train operator on the national railway infrastructure network. The total length of the line in Turkey at the end of the year, according to data from the Statistics Institute of Turkey 2011 12 thousand kilometers was realized. 888 kilometers of high-speed train line that was also in Turkey in 2011 85 million passengers chose to travel by rail. Rapidly increasing passenger growth, the German Railways Plant's attention also turned to Turkey. 1,98 billion passengers a year with German Railways, 'serious market that' thought it is preparing to invest in Turkey.
Berlin Basra line on the agenda
German Railways from Turkey to Europe via Turkey allegedly planned Iraqi port city of Basra, a train line to the temperature remains on the agenda. Agency spokesman Heiner Spannuth, Germany, confirming its interest in the railway project in Turkey 'When we consider the potential liberalization of regional passenger transport in Turkey, the department responsible for transport outside Germany, our organization DB Arriva will also follow developments in Turkey as he followed developments in Europe . When we observe that there are the right opportunities for Arriva, we will make acquisitions and take a part in the tenders'.