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  • The first section of Istanbul tram line T5 alongside the Golden Horn waterway has opened
    Metro Report International

    Istanbul opens first section of Golden Horn tramway


    TURKEY: The first section of Istanbul tram line T5 alongside the Golden Horn waterway opened on January 4. The initial section runs 8·8 km from Alibeyköy to Cibali. There are 12 stops, including connections with the TF2 cable car and metro line M7. The line ...

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    Metro Report International

    Istanbul secures US$580m to complete stalled metro projects


    TURKEY: Work on four stalled metro projects is set to resume after Istanbul municipality successfully raised US$580m to fund construction through its first international Eurobond sale.

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    Metro Report International

    Istanbul driverless metro line M7 opens


    TURKEY: Metro Istanbul launched passenger services on the first stage of line M7 on October 28. This is the first driverless metro line to open on the European side of the city . Running from Mecidiyeköy to Mahmutbey, the first phase of ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bidders compete to build first metro in Mersin


    TURKEY: The southeastern coastal city of Mersin is poised to build its first metro line, announcing on October 9 that 13 companies had submitted bids in response to a call for tenders.

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    Metro Report International

    First Line 11 airport metro cars arrive in Istanbul


    TURKEY: Test running on the future Istanbul metro Line 11 linking the new airport with Gayrettepe is to start this month, after the first trainset was delivered on September 6. The trainsets are being manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou, which was awarded a TL1·5bn contract ...

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    Kars Logistics Centre prepares to receive international rail freight


    TURKEY: The first train has run to the Kars Logistics Centre, which is being built to serve the Kars – Tbilisi – Baku railway connecting Turkey with Georgia and Azerbaijan. Full commercial operations are planned to begin by the end of the year. ...

  • The National Train electric multiple-unit developed under a programme to increase the use of domestic technology and support the adoption of TSI standards has been completed

    Turkey’s National Train to enter service this year


    TURKEY: The National Train electric multiple-unit developed under a programme to increase the use of domestic technology and support the adoption of TSI standards has been completed and is expected to enter revenue service this year, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said during ...

  • 'We took all our precautions, especially social distancing, and restarted trips on some of our lines', said Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu.

    Limited inter-city service restarts in Turkey


    TURKEY: Limited inter-city services on the national network restarted with the departure of a high speed train from Ankara to Istanbul at 07.00 on May 28, the first such train since services were suspended as part of coronavirus lockdown measures on March 28. Passenger services have ...

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    Coronavirus app as part of Turkey’s transport restart


    TURKEY: To support the restart of inter-city public transport, a mobile phone app is being used to track passengers in case anyone should subsequently test positive for the coronavirus. Intending passengers must install the app and input their date of birth, national identity number, ticket number, ...

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    Turkish government designates PSO services


    TURKEY: The government has designated 61 routes or service groups as eligible for Public Service Obligation support, under an amendment to Clause 8 of the railway liberalisation legislation which came into force in May 2013. A presidential decree which took effect on April 8 amended the ...

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    Metro Report International

    Société Générale joins Izmir metro financing


    TURKEY: Société Générale is to provide part of the financing for the construction of a 7·2 km western extension of Izmir’s 19 km Evka 3 – Fahrettin Altay metro line. The French lender is providing €25m as a B-loan under the European Bank for Reconstruction ...

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    First domestic freight train transits the Marmaray tunnel


    TURKEY: The first domestic freight train has passed through the Marmaray rail tunnel linking Europe to Asia under the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey’s Ministry for Transport Infrastructure reports. The train comprised 16 wagons carrying 32 containers of plastic raw materials, which were being transported ...

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    Samsun – Sivas reopens after upgrading blockade


    TURKEY: The Samsun – Kalin section of the line from the Black Sea city of Samsun to Sivas in central Anatolia was reopened for freight operations on May 4, following a five-year closure by infrastructure manager TCDD while major renovation and modernisation works were undertaken.

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    Maersk launches China – Turkey freight service


    INTERNATIONAL: Maersk has launched its first rail service from Xi’an in China to Izmit in Turkey. Departing every Tuesday, it runs via Korgas, the Caspian Sea ports of Aktau and Baku, and the Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway with a transit time of 18 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Istanbul airport metro train contract awarded


    TURKEY: The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co a contract to supply 176 metro cars for Istanbul Line M11, which will serve the city’s new airport. CRRC Zhuzhou was the sole qualified bidder for the tender which was opened on ...

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    Testing underway on Ankara – Sivas high speed line


    TURKEY: Trial running on the Ankara – Sivas high speed line began on March 5, with Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan travelling on a test train on part of the route. The 405 km line has 49 tunnels with a total ...

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    Turkish locomotive and rolling stock builders to merge


    TURKEY: Three state-owned locomotive and rolling stock manufacturers are to be removed from the control of national railway TCDD and merged into a single new entity called Türasaş. The merger, announced in the country’s official gazette on March 4, will see locomotive manufacturer Tülomsaş, wagon builder ...

  • Istanbul metro M11 ceremonial weld
    Metro Report International

    Istanbul airport metro tracklaying begins


    TURKEY: The start of tracklaying on metro line M11 to Istanbul’s main airport was officially marked when President Erdoğan attended the welding of a ceremonial first rail at the future Gayrettepe terminus on January 18. The 37·5 km line is being built by a consortium of ...

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    Metro Report International

    EBRD finances Izmir metro civil works


    TURKEY: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with a loan to finance the €754·5m construction of civil works for the planned Üçyol – Buca driverless metro line serving the southeast of the city.

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    Promoting railway career opportunities in Turkey


    TURKEY: A memorandum of understanding to establish a framework for the promotion of railway training and career development has been signed by Alstom Turkey and Haydarpaşa Vocational Technical Anatolian High School. To help raise students’ understanding of the rail industry and equip them with ...