TCDD 158 Years: 158 years ago, on September 23 the territory of Turkey met with the first railways. Railway work started on the Izmir-Aydin line and it has been a century and a half since then. Railways became the symbol of innovation, development and development both in the Ottoman period and the Republic period. Especially in the first years of the Republic, he was the engine of the great development phase. It served not only as a development area, a mode of transport, but also as a driving force and vehicle for modernization.
Our people have met many things for the first time by train, thanks to the railway.
He contributed and witnessed the social change and transformation in our country.
After the 1950s, the railways suffered a major negligence in the process. TCDD, which has been gradually closed down, has not been invested, has been abandoned to its fate, and since the year of 2002, it has realized big projects by considering the railways as a state policy.
High Speed Train core network was created.
Mondern Silk Railway came to the agenda again, the missing rings were built.
Marmaray, one of the biggest and original projects in the world, was commissioned.
The period of indigenization and nationalization started in the railway industry.
10 the world were among the first countries in many areas of Turkey's railway industry.
Production centers, organized industrial zones were connected to railways.
Logistics centers were established.
100 years, 150 renewed roads, rail, traversi, shears, connection materials have been renewed in our country.
Our stations and stations were restored in accordance with the authenticity of the railway and cultural heritage.
Original urban rail system solutions were developed.
With the completed and ongoing projects, the railroads have become an organization where all segments of society are above the eyes.
All of this was realized with the unlimited support and trust of our government, our government.
They worked with great dedication to respond to this trust and support, and continue to work.
The realization of the 2023 targets is driven by the responsibility of implementing the designated roadmap.
23 September is a day that is deep and big for the country, not only for the railroad ülk
23 Week starting with September “Railway Week X.
While congratulating my friends, I would like to thank our people, who feel the same excitement as us.
Happy 158 year and rail week. I would like to congratulate you on this occasion.
Süleyman Karaman General Director of TCDD