Marmaray Sets Passenger Transportation Record; The “4. General Director of TCDD Transportation Inc. Kamuran Yazıcı who gave a speech on “Transportation and Logistics” within the scope of International Silk Road Businessmen Summit gave information about the activities of the organization and BTK railway line.
X The highest passenger transport value in Marmaray has been reached with 500 thousand passengers per day ”
Stating that TCDD Tasimacilik operates 170 trains, 830 of which are freight trains per day, with these trains, it carries an average of 427 thousand passengers and 80 thousand tons of cargo per day. He said that over 20 thousand passengers were transported in Marmaray on November 2019, 500, and this figure has reached the highest passenger transport value since the opening of Marmaray in 2013.
Yazıcı, in China's “One Generation One Road Project” where BTK is integrated, more than 60 countries are directly or indirectly involved, a 21 trillion dollar hinterland, covering 4,5 billion of the world population and an investment of 900 billion dollars, He stated that with the Modern Silk Road Project, a corridor of approximately 14 thousand kilometers was created from China to the extreme point of Europe.
Turkey Baku in this corridor-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line and that provides seamless connectivity with the Marmaray Project, General Manager Printer describing the geopolitical position due to bridge acts, BTK's a Generation One Road Project to integrate that with both Turkey and regions of the country A new era for rail transport has begun, he said.
“300 thousand tons of freight has been carried on BTK line so far”
This will contribute to the trade between friendly and brother countries, even to this day, approximately 300 thousand tons of cargo transported printer, this figure 3 million tons in the medium term, 6,5 million tons in the long term is targeted to increase.
Turkey, Azerbaijan and the north-south corridor created by the collaboration between Russia, Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan-Georgia describing the route from reaching Turkey printer, this route does not exceed the Caspian Sea, reported that enables continuous rail transport with Russia.
"BTK transport are rising out of the Russia-Turkey"
Mersin and Russia transported fresh vegetables and fruits in refrigerated containers, so far 123 thousand 6 tons of goods transported by 128 wagons, 6 day transport at a time, which started with a train every week, continued to be carried out by moving a train every day.
Director General of the words continued as follows: "1 million tons of using this corridor between Russia and Turkey in the short term, in the medium term of 3 to 5 million tons of freight transport is planned. Again, using the BTK railway line, iron ore transportation from Erzincan to Tbilisi is carried out by the wagons of Georgian railways. With the transportations that started on 23 July 2019, 10 thousand 256 tons of cargo has been carried to date. since January 2019 China - scheduled cargo container block trains are operated in Turkey. Once a week made block trains, following the China-Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan-Georgia route come to Turkey. "
“First transit train, 11 thousand 500 km distance between Sino-Eastern Europe completed 18 day”
Noting that Yazıcı was the first in the history of the railway and that the first transit freight train departing from Xi'an, central China, it reached Europe by crossing the Caspian Sea-BTK railway line and Marmaray. The 42 meter long train has covered 850 kilometers between China and Czechia in 11 days. ” said.
“Ahılkelek - Kars second line will be built as wide line”
Printer, BTK railway line will move forward on the construction of freight forwarding Kars Logistics Center project has been achieved in the 70 percent progress, the capacity of the BTK railway line will reach 6 million 500 thousand tons, he said.
Yazıcı noted: “The second line between Ahılkelek and Kars is planned to be built as a wide line of 1520 mm. Russia is the first opening of the railway, including 1435 mm in Turkey, the former railway administrations of the CIS countries wagon with a 1520 mm wheelbase, the wheels can be changed teams came directly from Kars Logistics Center. Apart from these, the container agency agreement signed with the Kazakhstan railway company KTZ Express allocates the containers belonging to the Kazakhstan Railways by TCDD Tasimacilik. September- November period of 155 pieces of container Kazakh, was allocated to the transport issue between Turkey and Kazakhstan. "
Marmaray via Turkey, 3rd Bosphorus Bridge, emphasizing that the BTK railway line between two continents uninterrupted railroad crossing provided the printer, "not only in Turkey, countries in the region also widen their horizons, great effort and support that Mr. Recep Tayyip President of the realization of mega expand the vision project I present my gratitude to Erdoğan once again. ”