The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line opens this month: The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Line project is being launched this summer. The work of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, which is planned to serve as a bridge between China and Europe, continues.
The project, which costs 600 million dollars, will have a length of 79 km. When the line is finished, there will also be a serious potential for cargo transportation on the line. The load time transported from China to the European Union countries such as England, Germany and France will also decrease.
TRANSPORT TIME WILL FALL
Earlier this time 45-62 days are scheduled to fall to 12-15 day. 1 million passengers will be able to carry 6.5 million tons cargo when the line is in service.
UNINTERRUPTED RAILWAY LINE WILL BE DONE
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said, “When the Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway lines are finished, uninterrupted rail connection from London to China will be provided. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Iron Silk Road with other connections to Turkmenistan and China with the Caspian crossing of the line after Baku; in the west, Gebze- within the project called CR3-Halkalı After the completion of the Marmaray by completing the Railway Line at the end of 2018, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, France and England will be reached through the Channel Tunnel. ” he spoke.
Minister Arslan said, “There is a very serious cargo movement from China to Europe. We aim to receive a sufficient share of the burden movement that's made out of Turkey and countries. We made the transportation uninterrupted by running Marmaray under the sea in Istanbul. When we complete the missing link on this railway line, 26,5 million tons of cargo will be transported annually. ” said.
Turkey voicing Arslan's project doubled the freight interest, economically, he said the future may become a burden resulting from China to Europe.