Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 30 October 2017'de opened by the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway Line load of 275 thousand tons in two years, he said.
Turhan stated that the line makes the axis of Europe, Central Asia, China and the Middle East the most economical, safest and most convenient route, and stated that it is aimed to increase export transport to Kazakhstan through the container agency agreement signed between TCDD and Kazakhstan KTZ. Turhan stated that a new North-South corridor was created from Russia by rail transports started on the said line. Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia signed between the BTK railway route in the railway with Russia over the line with the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the short term 1 million tons, while in the medium term 3 to 5 million tons of coal, grain and is targeted metal carrying "he said.
FIRST LOAD TRAIN THROUGH MARMARAY
Stating that the first Sino-European train consisting of electronic components and 42 wagons departs over the Iron Silk Road, Turhan said, iki Two firsts will be experienced at the same time on the train. The first is the first train from China to Europe via the middle corridor Iron Silk Road, and the second is the first international freight train to pass through the Marmaray strait tube passage. ” (MORNING)