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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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    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 ...

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    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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    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 ...

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    Work starts to rebuild Istanbul – Bulgaria main line


    The start of work ceremony was attended by guests including EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc. TURKEY: Work on modernisation of the 233 km line from Halkalı west of Istanbul to the Bulgarian border crossing at Kapıkule began on September 25 with a foundation-laying ceremony in Edirne ...

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    Turkey to develop national rail research institute


    The institute is intended to support development of the Turkish main line network. It will be eventually be based at TCDD premises in Ankara. TURKEY: The Ministry for Transport Infrastructure is to establish an Institute of Rail Transport Technology, which will be operated jointly ...

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    Turkish operator orders Stadler electro-diesel locos


    TURKEY: The Körfez Ulaştırma rail transport subsidiary of oil refiner Tüpraş has awarded Stadler a contract to supply seven Eurodual electro-diesel locomotives from 2021, along with an eight-year full service maintenance agreement. Stadler said the order announced on August 27 was its first contract in Turkey, and they would ...

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    Tehran – Ankara passenger service relaunched


    ASIA: The Transasia Express passenger service between Tehran and Ankara has been relaunched after a four-year suspension. The first departure left the Iranian capital on August 7, watched by Managing Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Saeed Rasouli and the Turkish ambassador. The train is scheduled to ...

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    Work begins on Ankara suburban rail extension


    TURKEY: Construction has started on an extension of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway from the current western terminus of Sincan to Yenikent. The 8 km northwestern extension is being funded from public sources. Completion of the TL353m project is due by the end of June 2022. From ...

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    Banks back Turkish railport


    TURKEY: Two US$30m loans to finance the US$86m development of a privately-run inland rail terminal in Kocaeli province, to the east of Istanbul, have been agreed by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and majority Chinese-owned Turkish bank ICBC Turkey. The terminal is being developed by a 67:33 joint ...

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    ‘National Train’ EMUs on course for delivery this year


    TURKEY: State-owned passenger train manufacturer Tüvasaş expects to begin construction of the first of 21 five-car electric multiple-units under the National Train programme ‘within the next two months’. The first trains should be handed to operator TCDD Tasımacılık before the end of the year, the company told Railway Gazette ...

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    TCDD awards soda plant link contract


    TURKEY: Infrastructure manager TCDD announced on April 2 that it had awarded contracts for construction of an 18·5 km branch to a soda plant at Yenikent. The contract award to a consortium of HCA Insaat, Imaj Altyapi Ust Yapı and Efecemler Ins Nak Madencılık is valued at TL353·5m; TCDD received ...