Iron Silk Road Lock Point Marmaray starting out from the Chinese city of Xi'an, using Marmaray Europe last China Railway Express from cargo train, which followed the BTK line Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan've entered Turkey via Kars through Georgia then marmaray reached europe using the tube pass. Within the scope of the 'Single Belt One Road' project, the first cargo train, which is 850 meters long from China, set off with a ceremony held at Chang Ankara Station, and passed the key point of the Iron Silk Road through Marmaray and reached the Kapıkule border gate.
The locomotive, which is the first part of the train, which travels in two parts due to the capacity of the railway, and 21 wagons were kept in Kapıkule. The two-piece train, which arrives at the Kapıkule Border Gate every hour at noon, was first X-Ray scanned and then two tracks with 21 wagons were combined. Then the train departed from the Kapıkule Border Gate, accompanied by the Bulgarian locomitive, to go to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. The train will reach Prague by crossing Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia through the Iron Silk Road.
The key point of the Iron Silk Road, which goes from China to Europe by using the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway line, was the Marmaray tube crossing, which enables the transition from Asia to Europe under the sea. freight transport time between China and Turkey the two continents, 2 countries, two seas, surpassing 10 thousand 2 kilometer route in 11 days, "century project" Marmaray, the time between the Far East and Western Europe in that it even integrates was lowered to 483 days.
Transporting the load over the middle corridor using the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line and Marmaray will save time and energy compared to other corridors. This is a very historic step in the course of both regional and global trade. Therefore, this train, which has traveled thousands of kilometers, is the symbol of the new era that started in railway transportation.