Kamuran Yazıcı, General Manager of TCDD Transportation, visited Edirne within the scope of study tours. Ali Uysal, Deputy Governor of Edirne, accompanied Yazıcı, who examined the works in the region on site.
General Manager Kamuran Yazıcı continued his study trips with his visit to Edirne. Ali Uysal, Deputy Governor of Edirne, accompanied the visit on October 1, 2020. Yazıcı, who examined the projects in the region on site, received information about the activities.
General Manager Yazıcı started his Edirne visit with Ömerli Container Terminal and Edirne Sand Facilities. Here, he chatted with the staff and examined the work on site. In addition to being our gateway to Europe, Yazıcı, who conducted an inspection tour at Kapıkule border gate, which is the last leg of the line that brings the Demir Silk Road project to Europe, said:
"Railways ensured the continuity of exports during the pandemic"
“Edirne is both our export and import gate. During the pandemic process, the importance of the railway, which ensures the continuity of trade, has been better understood, and currently, freight transport is carried out by block trains to Germany, France, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia from Kapıkule border gate. There is also a great potential in transit transport. The first freight train from China to Europe via BTK and the Middle Corridor arrived in November last year. China plans to make 30 percent of its freight transports via the Northern Corridor, namely Russia, via the Middle Corridor. Therefore, freight transport in the railway network in our Thrace region will gradually increase. " found the assessment.
Drawing attention to the importance of the railroad in the Thrace region for international passenger trains, Yazıcı said, “Sofia Istanbul Express, whose flights were suspended due to the pandemic, offered an economical, comfortable and comfortable journey to Europe. Hopefully, it will continue to provide better service when these bad days are over. “
Yazıcı said, “I once again send my love from Edirne to my railroad friends, who serve 12/7 on the 24 thousand kilometer railway network. I wish convenience. " said.