1 America

Wagon shipments down in US due to decline in coal and railway shipments

According to the statement made by the American Railroad Association (AAR), 3,7 wagons were loaded in the USA in September this year, down 1.152.174 percent year on year. Intermodal traffic of US railroads was recorded as 2,5 trailers and containers in September this year, up 973.715% year on year. In September, the rail transport volume of the oil and petroleum products sector increased by 55,7% year on year. motorized [more…]

86 China

Ansteel supplies heavy rail for Harbin-Dalian high-speed rail

Liaoning province-based Chinese steelmaker Anshan Iron and Steel Group (Ansteel) has announced that it has supplied a total of 2009 mt of U163.000Mn (K) 71kg/m high-speed heavy rail since 60 for the Harbin-Dalian high-speed rail project. With the rails in question, the speed of high-speed trains can reach up to 350 kilometers per hour. The heavyweight construction started on August 23, 2007. [more…]

7 Russia

Russia's scrap exports by rail fell in January-September period

According to the statement made by Russian Railways, in the January-September period of this year, Russia's scrap exports by rail totaled 21 million mt, down 1,07 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. In September alone, Russia's scrap exports by rail totaled 15 mt, down 155.200 percent year on year. Source : StellOrbis

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Trade Unions Publish a Joint Statement on the Privatization of TCDD (Special News)

For the purpose of restructuring of TCDD, the draft law under the name of Liberalization, which actually includes privatization, has been prepared jointly with the representatives of the Union, Foundation and Association established in TCDD. Papers prepared by TÜRK ULAŞIM-SEN, BTS, ULAŞIM-İŞ, DEÇEV, DEMARD, DEMOK, KAMU-ENDER, DEKAD, DEMMEGAD, DETEVAD, DEMKONDER and GİMDER and sent to the branches will be distributed to all TCDD employees. Here is that Statement: Dear Railwaymen; 156 years of honor [more…]

34 Istanbul

Marmaray project will be integrated into rail systems at 10 point

Istanbul Transportation General Manager Ömer Yıldız said that the Marmaray Project will be integrated into the rail systems at 10 points in Istanbul. Istanbul Transportation General Manager Ömer Yıldız, who participated as a speaker at the XNUMXst International Rail Systems Engineering Workshop organized by Karabük University, made a presentation called Rail systems in Urban Transportation and Istanbul Example. Yıldız, Istanbul transportation data and organizations, current rail in Istanbul [more…]



The '1st International Rail Systems Engineering' workshop was held at Karabuk University, which has the only Rail Systems Engineering department in Turkey. Karabük Governor İzzettin Küçük, Karabük University Rector Prof. Dr. Burhanettin Uysal, General Manager of State Railways Süleyman Karaman, Turkey Locomotive and Motor Industry Inc. General Manager Hayri Avcı, Istanbul Transportation General Manager Ömer Yıldız, [more…]

34 Istanbul

Escalators in Avcılar Metrobüs Station

Escalators have been brought to Avcılar Metrobus Station, but they have not been operational for 1 month. The elevator doesn't work either. The elderly and the disabled cannot reach the station. You know… When the Metrobus line was extended to Beylikdüzü, some arrangements were made at Avcılar station as well. The stop was enlarged to find a solution to the stampede, which was never lacking in the morning and evening. It has been weeks and months since the work was completed. Come see the elevator and escalator problem [more…]


We are 8th in the world in high speed train, 6th in Europe

TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman said that 98 percent of the people in Turkey love the railways, but only 2 percent use them, adding that we are the 8th high-speed train country in the world and the 6th in Europe. We are 8th in the world and 6th in Europe on the high-speed train Share on FaceBook General Manager of State Railways Süleyman Karaman said that they want to ensure the proximity of cities with train lines. Karaman, “Anywhere within a radius of 600 kilometers, [more…]


TÜDEMSAŞ General Manager Koçarslan said we will mobilize the Sivas supplier industry

Yıldıray Koçarslan, who was appointed as the General Manager of TÜDEMSAŞ, visited the Union of Chambers of Craftsmen and Craftsmen. Expressing that he is happy to work in a historical city like Sivas, the capital of the railways, General Manager Koçarslan said, “Our Tüdemsaş factory, which has a history of 73 years, will continue to be the pioneer of the sector with its knowledge and experience. With our knowledge and our team [more…]


New crossing work for Samray begins

Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz, who made a statement at Sevgi Cafe, also answered the questions of members of the press. Stating that the light rail system has exceeded its target level in 2 years, Chairman Yılmaz said, “We actually planned to carry the optimum passenger, that is, 50 thousand passengers. Yesterday, 67 thousand passengers were transported with the light rail system, and 69 thousand passengers were transported the previous day. These are of course [more…]


Rail Systems Workshop in Karabük

by Karabuk University “1. International Rail Systems Engineering Workshop” Prof. Dr. While the workshop was held at Bektaş Açıkgöz Conference Hall; Karabük Governor İzzettin Küçük, Kastamonu Governor Erdoğan Bektaş, State Railways General Manager Süleyman Karaman, KARDEMİR Chairman of the Board Nutullah Yolbulan, KARDEMİR General Manager Fadıl Demirel, Istanbul Transportation General Manager Ömer Yıldız, TÜLOMSAŞ General Manager Hayri Avcı and [more…]

34 Istanbul

Istanbulites pay attention!

In a written statement made by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, it was stated that the second phase of the Avcılar-Kuruçeşme underpass construction will start on Saturday, October 13. “Around Avcılar Şükrübey Metrobus Station, Denizköşkler Neighborhood (Reşitpaşa Caddesi) to the south of the D-100 and Gümüşpala (Kuruçeşme Caddesi) to the north of the D-100; The Kuruçeşme Underpass Construction, which will connect each other under the D-100 Highway, started on September 27, 2012, on the D-100 in Avcılar Küçükçekmece direction. [more…]

06 Ankara

Government moves to restructure TCDD

The government took action to restructure TCDD, which connects Ankara to Eskişehir and Konya with high-speed networks. According to the plan that the economy administration has been working on for a while, new strategies will be determined to reduce the financial burden of the railways, which have developed rapidly in recent years, on the public. Along with these works, the service quality of TCDD, which has always been known as the “black train” image, will be increased. All strategic [more…]


TULOMSAS should be moved to another place

TÜLOMSAŞ is one of the oldest and largest public institutions in Eskişehir. It was established years ago as the Railways Factory. Years later it became autonomous. First its name was ELMS, then TÜLOMSAŞ. It was outside the city when it was built. It was built in its current location to be close to the train station. However, as the city grew and developed over the years, TÜLOMSAŞ gradually began to stay in the center of the city. Now it's like [more…]


2.Yılını Dolduran Samsun Light Rail System Balance Sheet Heavy

The light rail system, which has completed its second year of service in Samsun, was involved in 2 different accidents during this time. As a result of the train crash, 9 woman lost her life and 1 people were injured, including 1 child. The accident balance of the light rail system was heavy. The Metropolitan Municipality Light Rail System, which was put into service in Samsun on October 11, 10 and celebrated its 2010nd anniversary yesterday, was put into service. [more…]


Tcdd General Manager Karaman said our trains will prevent migration

Süleyman Karaman, General Manager of the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), said, "Our high-speed trains will prevent migration, which will ensure that round-trips are daily in every place within a radius of 600 kilometers." Karaman, “1. Speaking to reporters in Karabük, where he came for the "International Rail Systems Engineering Workshop", he said that the trains run on electricity and therefore do not pollute the air. Expressing that the railways are very meticulous about air pollution, [more…]

1 America

Portec Rail Companies purchased by LB Foster changed name

LB Foster Company, a manufacturing company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, announced that it has decided to change the name of the subsidiaries it purchased from Portec Rail Products, Inc. to LB Foster Rail Technologies. In 2010, technological rail manufacturer Portec Rail Products, Inc. and its subsidiaries, LB Foster, Portec Rail Products, Inc. renamed LB Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.; Kelsan [more…]


Samsun light rail system 2 carried 26.5 million passengers annually

The light rail system, which brought great changes in the field of transportation in Samsun and entered service at 10.10.2010 on 10.10, carried 2 million 26 thousand passengers in 417 years. A celebration program was held for the light rail system, which was implemented by the Metropolitan Municipality and which is in great demand from the citizens, to turn 2 years old. 10.10.2010 years old of the light rail system, which came into service on 10.10 at 2, [more…]

34 Istanbul

TV invitation from CHP leader to Topbas

METRO finds its costs high CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. It draws attention to the different costs on different lines in Istanbul and compares it with the cost of the Izmir metro. It is loaded on Kadir Topbaş, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. With the hint of corruption. On September 13, Topbaş sent a letter to Kılıçdaroğlu with the signature of press consultant Faruk Yanardağ, conveying the costs of the metro. Baki Özilhan, the press advisor of the CHP leader, responds. [more…]

34 Istanbul

World Monuments Fund puts Haydarpasa Train Station on protection list

The institution, which selects the areas and structures that need to be protected around the world every 2 years within the framework of the program called World Monuments Watch, determined 41 places from 67 countries this year. Within the framework of the program, in which American Express donated 5 million dollars, it is aimed to draw attention to the structures in the international community. The fund, which previously provided support to Hagia Sophia and Hierapolis in Turkey, opened the Haydarpaşa Train Station. [more…]


Governor Altinok: Niğde's Ulukışla district from the railway to connect to Aksaray said very important

Aksaray Governor Selami Altınok said that connecting the railway, which comes to the Ulukışla district of Niğde to Aksaray, is the most important issue that needs to be resolved in the province. Altınok said, “If we can connect the railway to Aksaray via Niğde Ulukışla, we can accelerate both industry and agriculture and animal husbandry. This is the project that needs to be done and run most urgently in Aksaray.” said. Aksaray Governor speaking to Cihan News Agency [more…]


TÜVASAŞ General Manager Erol İnal visited the bogie workshop and met the workers.

Turkey Wagon Factory Inc. (TÜVASAŞ) General Manager Erol İnal visited the bogie workshop and met with the workers one by one. Erol İnal, who was learned that he would visit a production workshop every day, listened to the problems and wishes of the employees in the bogie workshop, and also received detailed information about the ongoing production and the machines used in the production. Meeting with the workers, İnal said, “From now on, every opportunity [more…]

06 Ankara

High-speed train tender to fly YHT postponed

The tender for the very high speed train, which can reach a speed of 350 kilometers per hour, has been postponed. The tender opened by the TCDD General Directorate for the purchase of six very high speed train sets in order to meet the increasing demand on the Ankara-Konya High Speed ​​​​Train (YHT) line and to increase the number of reciprocal flights was postponed to 6 November. TCDD, within the scope of the Ankara-Konya High Speed ​​​​Train Line Development Project, with 5 percent spares. [more…]


TÜDEMSAŞ Assigned General Manager Yıldıray Koçarslan

Yıldıray Koçarslan, who was appointed as the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors, took over the duty of TÜDEMSAŞ General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing Selim DURSUN, who was appointed as a Consultant to the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications. TÜDEMSAŞ General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors Yıldıray KOÇARSLAN, Selim DURSUN, Deputy General Managers, Heads of Departments, Factory, who took over his duty with a simple ceremony held at TÜDEMSAŞ. [more…]