It will be 12 days between Beijing and Hamburg by Marmaray. With the commissioning of the Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, it will be possible to transport passengers and cargo from Beijing to Europe in 12 days.
Assign big steps towards becoming an energy corridor Turkey, with iron Silk Road aims to be a transit route between the EU and Asia. The project will connect the Caucasus to Turkey and from there to Central Asia Baku-Tbilisi Kars (BTK) railway is scheduled to last 105-kilometer section of the Marmaray grown together. The Baku-Tbilisi Kars railway line, which has been on the agenda for about 15 years and is expected to open the way to establish an uninterrupted railway network between Europe and China, will come to life again with Marmaray. The railway, which will be completed in late 2013, will start from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. After passing through Tbilisi, Georgia, it will reach Kars from the southwestern coast of the Caucasus. The project, which is expected to cost 600 million dollars, will also revive the Silk Road. China to Kars from 6 thousand 500 kilometer long iron Silk Road, which will be operational by October Marmaray and BBC China, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, Turkey, and then extend to London. The iron Silk Road, which is planned to start operating early next year, is expected to transport 6.5 million tons of cargo and 1 million passengers a year. The ending of the Baku-Tbilisi Kars line, which will be on one end of Asia, and one end of Europe, after 40 days instead of 12 days, is the new balance in this region, which is often seen as the backyard of Russia. From Baku to Turkey's port city on the Mediterranean he made to bring the oil to Ceyhan and Baku opened in 2005-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline as well as BTK railway in northern Russia, will be an alternative transportation made by Iran in the south.
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