Karaismailoğlu, “Çerkezköy Our train departing from the station, travels 8 thousand 693 km in total; It will transport its cargo to China in 2 days by crossing 2 continents, 5 seas and 12 countries. "Our country has become the most strategic connection point of the middle corridor from Beijing to London and the Iron Silk Road from Kazakhstan to our country."
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, who was sent off in the first train will depart from Turkey to China export from Istanbul Marmaray crossing.
"Marmaray creates an uninterrupted connection from Europe to Asia"
Speaking at the ceremony held for the first export train from Istanbul to Xi'an (Şiyan) without interruption, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the export journey to China has started with Marmaray, which creates an uninterrupted connection from Europe to Asia. Karaismailoğlu, "Before we open the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line, connecting Anatolia Black Sea in recent months, Turkey's largest modernization project, we take the company to the Samsun-Sivas line I would like to remind once again the presence of more first," he said.
"A new era has begun in the field of rail freight transport"
China, Asia, Europe and the Middle East aimed at the creation connects the infrastructure and transportation network of "One Belt One Road Project" Minister Karaismailoğlu evaluated as a very important project, he said: "Turkey, Azerbaijan and jobs created in Georgia "The train, which made its first flight from Baku to Kars on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, which was established on the basis of the union, gave a new direction to the world rail transport". Karaismailoğlu added that this line, which started its activities on October 30, 2017, started a new era in the field of rail freight transportation between Asia and Europe.
"Cargo transport time between China and Turkey went down to 1 days to 12 month"
Reminding that the country has a say in the world railway transportation in a short time with the proactive transportation policies followed, Minister Karaismailoğlu continued his explanations as follows: “Our country is the most important part of the middle corridor from Beijing to London and the Iron Silk Road from it has become a strategic link point. Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line with cargo transport time between China and Turkey was reduced to 1 days to 12 month. Moreover, with the integration of the project of the century, Marmaray, to this line, the time between Far Asia and Western Europe has decreased to 18 days.
"The first export train will carry white goods to China"
"We are seeing our first export train will go from Turkey to China. Çerkezköy We will transport white goods to China in 42 containers on this first train departing from the station. Our train, the Turkey-China route Çerkezköy- It will make its departure from Ahılkelek station by following the Marmaray-Köseköy-Ankara-Sivas-Kars route. The overseas track will end in the city of Georgia-Azerbaijan-Caspian Sea Crossing-Kazakhstan and Xi'an, respectively. It will travel 8 thousand 693 km in total. It will deliver its cargo to China in 2 days by crossing 2 continents, 5 seas and 12 countries. "