Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan said that the cargo carried by the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Line, which was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on October 30, 2017, reached 275 thousand tons in two years.
Stating that the line has made the axis of Europe, Central Asia, China and the Middle East the most economical, safest and most convenient route, Turhan stated that it is aimed to increase the export transportation to Kazakhstan over the BTK line with the container agency agreement signed between TCDD and Kazakhstan KTZ. Stating that a new North-South corridor was created from Russia with the railroads started on the line in question, Turhan said, “Regular steel roll sheet transportation from İskenderun was started from this corridor. Turkey, Azerbaijan and the signing of the BTK railway route in railway with Russia over the line with the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between Russia in the short term of 1 million tons, while in the medium term of 3 to 5 million tons of coal, grain and is targeted metal carrying "he said.
FIRST LOAD TRAIN FROM MARMARAY
Stating that the first Sino-European train carrying electronic components and consisting of 42 wagons set out on the Iron Silk Road, Turhan said, “The train will experience two firsts at the same time. The first is that it is the first train to be made from China to Europe through the middle corridor Iron Silk Road, and the second is the first international freight train to pass through the Marmaray strait tube gate. ” (MORNING)