The privileged partner of the Ottoman Empire, the Germans are on the Right Attack for the Train Lines: The opening of freight and passenger transportation on the railways to the private sector with legal regulations has mobilized the old actors of the sector. Germany, which received concessions from the sultan for railway tenders in many regions in the last period of the Ottoman Empire, is at the top of these actors. German Railways (Deutsche Bahn), the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) are following every development closely related.
The legal arrangements made in the Parliament last month, the restructuring of TCDD as 'railway infrastructure operator' and the units related to train operation were TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. In addition to being collected under the name, it also offers the private sector the opportunity to invest in railways. According to these regulations, public legal entities and companies can be authorized by the Ministry of Transport to become the railway train operator on the national railway infrastructure network. The total length of the line in Turkey at the end of 2011. According to data from the Statistics Institute of Turkey amounted to 12 thousand kilometers. 888 kilometers of high-speed train line in Turkey that in 2011 85 million passengers chose to travel by rail. Rapidly increasing passenger growth, the German Railways Plant's attention also turned to Turkey. 1,98 billion passengers per year with German Railways, 'serious market that' thought it is preparing to invest in Turkey.
Berlin Basra line on the agenda
German Railways also plan out from Europe to Turkey Turkey claimed that Iraq's port city of Basra, a train line to the temperature remains on the agenda. Institution sözcüs Heiner Spannuth, Germany, confirming its interest in the railway project in Turkey 'When we consider the potential liberalization of regional passenger transport in Turkey, the department responsible for transport outside Germany, our organization DB Arriva will also follow developments in Turkey as he followed developments in Europe. When we observe that there are right opportunities for Arriva, we will make purchases and we will take part in tenders' he said.