Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan answered the questions of MPs at the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Arslan, 2017 28,5 million tons of freight transported by expressing the 15 79 250 year before the amount of transport, XNUMX increase in transportation revenue was announced.
Regarding the Law of Railways Liberalization, TCDD is structured as the infrastructure operator and TCDD transportation is designed as a train operator. Arslan stated that the private sector has been allowed to increase its share in the railways sector by making transportation with state companies on national railway network. Arslan said that 5 train operator was granted a license in the sector and that 12 bin 608 has been operating in the railway network.
Arslan, 10 thousand 515 kilometers of the railway line has been renewed as a result of being renewed, said:
Ve Rehabilitation and road renewal of the 880 kilometer is underway. Within the scope of the works carried out on the railway lines, the 4 bin 660 kilometer line became electrified and the 5 bin 534 kilometer line was signaled. In addition, the works of making the 637 kilometer line and the 2 thousand 323 kilometer line of the thousand 595 kilometers are also underway. In the works of double railing of our railways, the conventional railway line of 2004 kilometers has been made double-line. With the completion of projects such as logistic centers and iltisak lines, it is aimed to increase the rail share in freight transportation. On the other hand, in the year of 2017 in the railway freight transportation, block train operation was started. Thus, in the 28,5, 15 has been transported by a million tons of cargo and the 79 has increased by 250 and XNUMX has been increased by XNUMX.