Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, with Asia being the main transport corridors between Europe and said Turkey aimed to form into logistics base.
railways with priority investments under Logistics Master Plan, ICTA and Central corridor in transportation between Asia and Europe continents being the main hallway and Turkey Turhan voicing aim to become logistic bases, 2023, in the 2035 and 2053 logistics planning, he said structured according to these objectives .
Turhan stated that since 2003, approximately 137 billion 500 million pounds have been invested with priority rail transportation policies and that passenger demand for conventional lines has increased as a result of improving the quality of the existing rail network.
Turhan stated that the touristic East Express, which was put on an expedition as an alternative to the Eastern Express, which was in great demand on the Ankara-Kars railway line, contributed significantly to the tourism of Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan and Sivas. offers the opportunity to revive both tourism. With the launch of the Bosphorus, Ankara and Lakes Express trains in 2019, an important solution was brought to the transportation needs of the intermediate stations where the other trains did not stop. ”
TCDD Transportation Inc., international passenger trains to Europe and the Middle East provides transportation to the Turhan, Istanbul-Sofia Express, Trans Asia Express (Tehran-Ankara) and Tehran-Van Train as well as economic travel opportunities are offered, he said.
Turhan noted that those who will travel on the Sofia-Istanbul Train will be able to go to Romania-Bucharest on June 5-October 7, and work is underway to carry out passenger transport on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line.