Railways open to private sector

Railways open to the private sector: The private sector can now run its own train. 6-7 company has requested the Ministry until now.

A new era will start in 21 as of June. Railways open to the private sector.

Upon completion of the restructuring, the TCDD, as a railway infrastructure operator, will publish the network notification including the train lines, the characteristics of these lines and the access fees of the train lines and will allocate the use of train lines to the companies for a year if the private sector meets the necessary conditions.


Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry on 1 May 2013 to 21 June with the interests of Turkey Railway Transport Liberalization Law on Turkish State Railways TCDD as well as rail infrastructure operator Transport Inc will be restructured with the name.


On railways, the use of train lines within the scope of the access agreement will be allocated to the 1 yearbook. Passenger and freight separation will not be made in the allocation of the train line. The railway train operator will be given the right to operate on the basis of the fee specified in the network notification. There may be differences in the allocation fees of the train lines according to the routes.

Infrastructure operators to determine the costs of the train will be operated in the national railway network access to the train line access fees and line maintenance and repair costs will be taken into consideration.

The private sector will also have to meet certain conditions in order to be able to do rail transport. According to the Railway Vehicles Registration and Registry Regulation published by the General Directorate of Railway Regulation (DDGM), companies will register the vehicles to be used in the enterprise. According to the draft Railway Operations Authorization Regulation, which is in the stage of publication, it will be necessary to obtain a certificate of railway freight and passenger transport authorization. Operators will also have important obligations on safety.


After the structuring of TCDD; As a railway infrastructure operator, TCDD will publish a network statement that includes topics such as the lines to be operated, the features of these lines and access charges for the train lines. TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. and other private sector railway train operators will request the train line from the published network notification.



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