The State Railways (TCDD) carried about half a billion passengers a year in the last 5.
Republic to close the gap given for years to the starting rail mobilization in conjunction with the first year and in Turkey where the highways of more than 90 percent of the freight that want to increase its share of the freight railways Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry, to accomplish this goal a very important railway projects so far implemented. In this context, Ankara-Konya, Ankara-Eskişehir High Speed Train lines were put into operation, and important breakthroughs were made in suburban transportation such as Egeray, Marmaray and Başkentray projects.
As a result of these investments, TCDD increased the number of passengers by 5 50 per year. While the number of passengers prefering trains is 2007 in 81,3 million, last year this number reached to 121,2 million.
-Great interest in YHT-
In the last 5 years, the number of passengers carried by TCDD on suburban, domestic mainline and international lines reached 448 million 548 thousand.
Train passengers preferred most expres. The exams carried 5 million passengers in the 100 annual process.
In the 2009, the High Speed Train service, which started in Ankara-Eskişehir and added the Ankara-Konya line in 2011, attracted great interest from the passengers. The number of passengers preferring the High Speed Train at 2011 was about 5,5 million.
Ongoing Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Izmir, Ankara Sivas, Ankara-Bursa, Sivas-Erzincan-Erzurum-Kars, Halkalı- With the implementation of the Bulgarian and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (Iron Silk Road) YHT projects and the Marmaray and Başkentray projects, the number of passengers preferring the railway is expected to increase significantly in the coming period.