State Railways lie special claims to privatize

The allegations that the State Railways will be privatized are lies: TCDD 6. Regional Manager Mustafa Çopur denied the claims that the State Railways would be privatized. Stating that TCDD will not privatize but liberalize, Çopur said that the infrastructure, stations, land and lines will definitely belong to TCDD, but many passenger and freight transport companies will enter the competitive market.
TCDD 6th Regional Manager Mustafa Çopur gave a conference titled “Yesterday Today and Tomorrow of Railways in Our Country” in Ramazanoğlu Mansion. Çopur made a detailed presentation about the development of iron nets from the Ottoman period to the present day. Çopur stated that his acquaintance with Anatolia's railroad was based in the period of the Ottoman Sultan Sultan Abdulmecit in 1856 and noted that the sector was living in the golden age with the establishment of the Republic in 1923. Çopur pointed out that a process that started against TCDD started in 1950 with the transportation policies turning towards alternative transportation vehicles, and pointed out that it was on the rise again in 2002. According to the statements made by Çopur, the railway, which was 1923 kilometers as of 4559, reached 1940 kilometers with the work done until 8637. While the recession process started after 1950, the length of the line was increased to 2002 kilometers with the increasing importance given to railways after 12. Expressing that the 730th Region of Adana based TCDD is a 6 km line starting from Konya and stretching from Nusaybin to Syria, Çopur stated that the border gates between Mersin and İskenderun ports have contributed significantly to the rail trade. According to information reported by Çopur, who said that there was a decline in border trade due to the internal turmoil in Syria, TCDD's cargo income in 1400 was 2013 million 91 thousand TL, while 040 million 31 TL passenger income and 589 thousand 20 TL were obtained.
Çopur said that there are high speed train projects that will go to Adana - Mersin line with a speed of 27 kilometers per hour, which provides daily transportation of 15 thousand people with 180 double trains. Final auction and location determination will be made in 2014. Apart from these, we will also establish new connections that will allow us to reach Ankara in 3.5-4 hours. Our goal is to carry 75 thousand passengers daily on the Mersin-Adana line. ” Çopur also said that the energy costs of high speed trains are very low. Çopur, who also gave information about the security features of Marmaray, which was completed in Istanbul, argued that if Istanbul had a 9-magnitude earthquake, the safest place would be Marmaray. Çopur noted that their biggest goal in 2023 was to complete all national production National Train activities.

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