and CREAM project to take place in Turkey in the international rail corridor
Turkey and its strategic geopolitical position in the transit area yet fully 'money' did not bond.
The provision and Turkey as an intersection of corridors 'to make money' for a large number of components to be brought together. These include internal factors as well as international factors and balances. For example, start with high hopes of the European Union, so it was left outside the scope of Turkey in the TRACECA project can not be successful. Turkey is not only in Iran and Russia. Subsequently, the European Union faced with the realities of life Turkey also tries to include the project in the coastal project has continued to fail for many reasons.
It is necessary to increase the chance of success by mutual agreement of countries on transportation corridors. Naturally, international transport corridors are directly involved in international relations. On the other hand, in terms of railways, the situation becomes more important for two reasons. Because the share of railways in the freight transport market is particularly low in our country and 'green' transportation is possible with railways.
Although there is a failure of TRACECA in Europe, alternative projects are on the agenda. One of them is the CREAM Project. CREAM, a research project supported by European Union funds, is based on another EU project, TREND. It was the lead partner in the project, Turkey Railways side. Companies like Ekol and Balnak also support the project.
Offering a rational route corridor including Turkey creamer is Mr. Sibel Guler of Istanbul University and Çağlak Alkan examine in the light of an article and the project's final report.
Asian-European transport corridors and CREAM
TCDD CREAM, including (Customer-driven Rail-freight services on a European meta-corridor based on Advanced business and operating Models) project in Turkey as well as transportation to Europe and their own freight rail in the coming years as part of a it is possible to improve transit transportation. In the 2007, the CREAM Project, which started its activities as a branch of the TREND (Demand) project, has two main objectives:
1. From the starting point to the end point of the project route, to bring the railways to a particularly technological and best level and to reduce the bureaucracy (hence the economic transaction costs) as much as possible;
2. the strengthening of the Europe-Asia links through Turkey.
Turkey; It is located in many transportation corridor projects. We have great potential in terms of transportation with a natural bridge between Europe-Central Asia and the Middle East; to the Atlantic Ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar due to our geographical location on the roads of the three continents; The Arabian Peninsula and the Indian Ocean through the Suez Canal; We are at the focal point of a transportation network that extends the Black Sea and Mediterranean connections of the Turkish Straits to Europe and the Far East. As discussed earlier in this corner, the transport corridors between Europe and Asia, especially the railway corridors, will play a critical role as the commercial importance of the Asian continent increases. In this case, Turkey's will be inevitable to take place in these developments.
Turkey is located in a strategic position; Trans Europe is at the center of many possible transport corridors, including Pan European transport networks, the east-west corridor and the north-south corridor. But not without alternatives. And projects like CREAM are important for that.
The project is carried out by the European Union Commission 6. Within the scope of the Framework Program, the cost was prepared in accordance with the TREND Project and reported by a German company. European Union 6. Within the framework of the Framework Program, the project was launched in 2005, TREND (Towards New Rail Freight Quality and Concepts for the European Network of Demands), a project designed to harmonize the railroad connections of the European Union member states. The project consists of 7 corridor.
The project includes dozens of technological and operational activities identified by the beneficiaries of the project, such as infrastructure managers, railway entrepreneurs, intermodal operators and customers. This project in Turkey, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Serbia and Montenegro's.
Two corridors were initially proposed under the project: the German-Spanish Corridor and the (Dutch) -Germany-German Corridor. Europe transit through Turkey to the Middle East countries and demand the intense interest of the customers and stakeholders when it comes to rail transportation for the winner of these two was the Germany-Turkey corridor.
The project has two main benefits for Turkey. The first is the integration of the member states of the European Union with the railways and the fulfillment of the harmonization. The second is to increase the share of Turkey's railway transport, is the desire to become the center of the east-west route.
To achieve the latter; Turkey's State Railways and need to be persistent. In this context, firstly to convince the European Union that it will be Turkey's main route connecting Europe and Asia will play a key role.
In this case, the EU will financially support investments and transfer the burden potential to this route. The EU may look to the advantage of a competitive road in these two transitions.
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