Railway operators will receive licenses for year-end
Erol Çıtak, General Manager of TCDD Railway Regulation, stated that they will issue the 'licensing and infrastructure access and pricing regulations' necessary for the private sector to provide transportation services and infrastructure and operating opportunities. Çıtak announced in 2014 that they will issue licenses for railway operations.
Çıtak made statements to Cihan news agency (Cihan) regarding the liberalization of the railways.
Erol Çıtak, who explained how to position the TCDD with the regulation, said that it was configured as a 'infrastructure operator' to operate the railway infrastructure under the disposal of the institution and put it into the service of train operators.
Stating that TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ, which will be established within the scope of the same law, will be the infrastructure operator and train operator of public companies and commercial companies, Çıtak said, “TCDD, new high-speed railway construction, existing It will carry out tasks such as maintenance and repair of railways, train traffic and management, allocation of railway capacity to train operations. ” said.
“WE WILL SUPPORT FROM EU EXPERTS”
Stating that they have started the necessary legislative studies for the private sector to provide railroad infrastructure and operating opportunities with freight and passenger transportation services on the railways, Çıtak stated that they will receive technical consultancy services from the EU experts in order to comply with the relevant EU legislation. Stating that their application to EU funds has been accepted recently, Çıtak said, “We will have a number of studies to prepare this legislation. For this purpose, non-governmental organizations, private sector representatives will try to invite the subject to be adapted to EU standards in Turkey. " he spoke.
“TO BE STARTED BY THE END OF THE YEAR LICENSING ACTIVITIES”
Çıtak also stressed that after 2015, the sector could be completely liberalized.
Stating that they have started the necessary works for the private sector to provide railroad infrastructure and operational facilities with freight and passenger transportation services on the railways, Çıtak also stated that they will issue 'licensing and infrastructure access and pricing regulations' until the beginning of 2014. Çıtak announced that, towards the end of the year, licensing works could be started for the railway companies for the private sector's transportation.
“TRANSPORTATION VOLUME WILL BE INCREASED AND INCOMES INCOME”
Çıtak gave information about the licensing process and gave the following information:
“A railway operator who wants to carry on railways will apply to the General Directorate of Railway Regulatory Affairs to obtain a license after submitting the information that it meets the legal responsibility, good reputation, financial and professional qualification requirements specified in the licensing regulation. Briefly, if it is determined that these conditions are met, companies will be given a license document that enables them to carry out transportation in the railway infrastructure. Again, within the scope of the infrastructure access and pricing regulation we will be issued, railway operators will be able to transport to the TCDD, which is the infrastructure manager, by paying access to the infrastructure to be determined. Thus, by opening the railway infrastructure, which is used only by TCDD, to the private sector, both the transportation volume can be increased and revenue can be obtained. ”
“THE COMPANIES CAN TAKE THEIR OWN VAGON AND THE TRAIN”
Erol Çıtak stated that with the release of the railway, the private sector could buy and rent its own wagon and train. Liberalization of freight transport in Turkey with foreign companies could enter describing Çıtak also drew attention to freight transport would benefit from increased activism by the private sector.
“WE WILL COME TO A CENTRAL BASE IN RAILWAY TRANSPORT”
Providing information about the benefits to be provided by the private sector as well as liberalization, Çıtak pointed out that important developments will occur in freight transportation. Çıtak, thanks to the combined transport arrangements will be held in Turkey in parallel with the railway will become the epicenters of transportation and also drew attention to the transportation corridor would be. Stating that a big increase in both freight and passenger transportation is expected after liberalization, Çıtak said: “The passenger freight transportation share, which is currently 2%, is 2023% by 10, and the current freight transportation share, which is 5%, to 15%. is aimed to be removed. We anticipate that the private sector will have a great interest in rail transport. We also think that the liberalization will also increase competition among companies. This will be reflected to the citizens as quality and cheapness. ”
“WE WILL CONNECT THE TWO CONTINENTS TO EACH”
Çıtak, with the introduction of the transport sector to the private sector, geopolitical and geo-economic position, Turkey will bring Asia and Europe also drew attention to the strategic location. Turkey will thus further increase the importance of emphasizing Çıtak, "said the railways will be out of the sea route linking the two continents country. This will both contribute to our economy and increase our importance in the region. ” used expressions.
“LOGISTIC VILLAGES ARE ESTABLISHED”
Çıtak also expressed Turkey's logistics activities within the scope of the future become a parent. In this context, he stated that there are 19 logistics village projects, some of which have been opened and some of them are under construction and planning. Çıtak added that these logistics villages will be important transfer points in transportation.
Source : I www.haberaktuel.co