Under the auspices of the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Mr. Ahmet Arslan, the protocol concerning the leasing of railway and wagon in cooperation with TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ and OMSAN. signed.
In addition, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the UDH, Suat Hayri Aka, General Director of TCDD İsa Apaydın, TCDD Transport Inc. General Manager Veysi Kurt, TCDD Transport Inc. Deputy General Manager Çetin Altun, and members of the press attended.
Adet 15 pieces of electric locomotives 350 pieces wagons were rented from TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ “
UDH Minister Arslan, who evaluates the protocol signed by TCDD Tasimacilik AS General Manager Veysi Kurt and OMSAN Logistics AS General Manager Mehmet Hakan Keskin, has successfully concluded that the years of arduous effort for the liberation of rail transport has been successfully concluded, and that it has found a legal basis with the Law on the Release of Railway Transport No. 6461. Stating that TCDD General Directorate was defined as the railway infrastructure operator and TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ was defined as the railway train operator organization and started its activities as of January 01, 2017, he said: “Today we meet with the country's first private sector company. As a result of the application to the General Directorate of Railway Regulation, OMSAN Lojistik AŞ became the company with the status of "the first private railway train operator". The company has rented 15 electric locomotives and 350 ore wagons from TCDD Tasimacilik AS to be used in the ore transportation to be built on the Demirdag-Iskenderun track. ” he spoke.
”We have considered railway transportation as a state policy“
While providing better quality freight and passenger transportation services in the sector, TCDD Transportation Inc. emphasized that railroad sector contributed to the development of public and private sector cooperation as it is witnessed today, and said the following about the criticism of the liberalization process in the railway. I Our governments had a sector that had been forgotten for half a century. In order for this sector to be open to liberalization, many measures and infrastructure should be allocated. 1951-2004 made 18 mile railway total, including the average 945 mileage per year. Consider only 18 kilometers per year ında There is no such as Gölbaşı al We have taken the rail transportation as state policy again and we realized the most intensive working period in the railways. As of today 1.213 by making 6 km high speed train line in Europe. 8 of the Earth. We became a high-speed train operator. We increased the Railway Network from 10.959 to 12.532 kilometers. We increased the signal length from 2.449 to 5.462. We have extended the length of our Electric Line from 2.122 to 4.350 kilometers. 10 over a thousand kilometers, we have renewed the railway line. We opened Marmaray. We completed the Baku-Tbilisi -Kars railway project, we started the trial voyages. "
Sey On the rail the pointer is constantly looking up “
Arslan emphasized that 223,4 million passengers have been transported in the 35,1 and YHT so far in Marmaray. As you can see, the rail is constantly pointing upwards. We will continue this course. 2016 89 years until 2017 thousand kilometers, including high-speed, fast and 9 61,7 thousand kilometers 2023 3 thousand kilometers of railways, including mileage out of conventional railway hedefindeyiz. Within the framework of this target; 500 bin 8 is still under construction. 500 thousand 1.000 km high-speed and high-speed rail line is continuing the study-project preparation work. In 13, we aim to reach a total of 3 thousand kilometer rail length in total. X
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Line 30 Opens in October
Arslan, who has given the good news that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which has been continuing its tests for about 2.5 months, will be opened from Baku on October 30 with the participation of our President and representatives of Azerbaijan and Georgia, said, “The train will come from Baku to the new line without interruption. . Afterwards, wherever they want to take the cargo, they either send it to the Mediterranean or send it to the westernmost end of our country to Europe without interruption. ” said.
We aim for stronger railway with Public Private Sector Cooperation
Stating that the railway infrastructure quality is improved by the UDH Ministry, TCDD General Directorate and AYGM, Arslan stated that TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ will carry out transportation with the understanding of the private sector and the private sector will gradually increase in this sector, the Ministry will continue to support, and they are happy that the private sector is interested in the railway. He said: “We are working for the creation of a railway market whose liberalization has been completed with fair competition conditions and a healthy functioning structure. At this point, however, we will no longer expect everything from the state. Private railway train operators will also take responsibility for the enlargement of the railway sector. Many companies from many sectors are interested in this process. We simplify the process, open the way, but the important thing is that the private sector is also located here, put it under the stone, and we realize the growth of the industry together. In the aviation industry, THY has grown extraordinarily, it has become a world giant. Private sector companies have also become capable of doing business worldwide. Such a future awaits the railway sector. We especially want the private sector to take part in this business by taking responsibility. Because it is much easier for us to realize the stronger railway sector together. ”