Rings of the Iron Silk Road Completing

rings of iron silk road being completed
rings of iron silk road being completed

TCDD General Manager İsa ApaydınIn the December issue of Raillife magazine, his article titled “Completing the Rings of the Iron Silk Road” was published.


Because of the low cost of construction, long service life, not petroleum-dependent and environmentally friendly transportation system, the need and interest in the railways which are the most prominent in transportation systems are increasing day by day.

The European Union and Far East countries make great investments to create an international railway corridor between regions and countries.

The east and west of its geographical location, Turkey is located at the southern point of intersection with the north, the historic Silk Road extending from Western Europe to the Far East are also taking place in the heart.

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which was constructed as part of the efforts to revive the Silk Road as the Iron Silk Road, was opened to service on October 30 with the presence of the President of the Republic of Turkey.

We are trying to complete the railway lines from Edirne to Kars in order to transform the geographical position of our country, located on the middle corridor of the Iron Silk Road from east to west, into the most advantageous form.

On the corridor Halkalı-Kapıkule high-speed rail, Marmaray and Gebze-Halkalı The suburban line, Ankara-Istanbul and Ankara-Sivas YHT lines and the Sivas-Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars high-speed railway lines.

Marmaray and Ankara-İstanbul YHT lines, which are the complementary rings of the Iron Silk Road, have been completed and put into service of our people.

Halkalı-Kapıkule speed railway tender, Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars speed railway project is still in progress.

Gebze, where we continue the construction works day and night,Halkalı We are aiming to create the most important links of the Silk Silk Road by opening the YHT line between Ankara and Sivas between the suburban line and 2019.

When all the Edirne-Kars railway lines into service in Turkey we have planned, will be the world's most important transportation bridge, it will meet peoples and civilizations.

Have a nice trip İyi

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