China Railway Express Gives a New Direction to World Rail Transport; China Railway Express, the first freight train that will depart from China and pass to Europe by using Marmaray, was welcomed at Ankara Station with a ceremony held at 06 November 2019.
China and Europe, which was created in line with Turkey's gold ring "One Way Belt Project" of the first transit train arrived in Ankara.
China Railway Express, the first freight train that will depart from China and pass to Europe by using Marmaray, was welcomed at Ankara Station with a ceremony held at 06 November 2019.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Commerce Ruhsar Pekcan, General Director of Logistics and Terminals of Georgia Railways Lasha Akhalbedashvili, Chairman of the National Railways of Kazakhstan Sauat Mynbaev, Deputy Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Niyazi Seferov, Deputy Minister of Transport of Shaanxi Regional Party Committee Adil Heping Hu Karaismailoğlu, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, TCDD General Manager of Transport Kamuran Yazıcı, Bureaucrats, railroaders and citizens affiliated to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure attended.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister in his speech at the ceremony Mehmet Cahit Turhan, three continents pointed to Turkey's geostrategic and geopolitical importance of linking.
Turhan, Asia with both the geographic location of historical and cultural continuity, Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea was stated that an important role in economic and social development of the regions in question in Turkey with the country.
Tamamla Completing the missing connections was among our priorities ”
Turkey's hashes wide variety of transport links in recent years in order to further strengthen the current position by creating, as well as corridors, between continents uninterrupted and high quality transportation infrastructure Turhan explained that plant, "discoverer dollars 754 billion by strengthening our transportation and communications infrastructure, with an investment to complete the missing links in the international transport route was among our priorities. kul
“The first transit train China Railway Express gave a new direction to world rail transport”
China, Asia, linking Europe and the Middle East aimed at the creation of a large infrastructure and transportation network of "One Belt One Road" project Turhan explained that they pay special attention, in this context, Turkey-Azerbaijan and the life on the basis of cooperation created by the Georgia Baku-Tbilisi He said that China Railway Express, which made its first flight from Baku to Kars on the Kars Railway Line, has given a new direction to world rail transportation.
Turhan, 30 line, which is active from October 2017, Asia and the rail freight area between Europe expressed that heralds a new era, said the line of Turkey, stretching from Beijing to London "Central Corridor" and the Kazakhstan he said again become the most important port of the Iron Silk Road extending to Turkey.
"BTK China-Turkey freight transport time to 12 days a month, fell to 18 days in Europe"
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, a month the burden of transport time between China and Turkey 12 days, "century project" Marmaray in that it even integrated in the time between the Far East and Western Europe Turhan said that the decrease in 18 days, "with Asia Considering the 21 trillion dollar trade volume between Europe, the importance of the issue will be easily understood. The Iron Silk Road, which has a population of approximately 5 billion and the 60 country, has become a new and very important alternative for global trade networks. ”
Transit Transit train carrying equivalent product to 42 tractor will complete 11 thousand 483 kilometers of road 12 day ”
Minister Turhan, who started his journey from Xi'an, China and carries the 42 truck equivalent of electronic product load, has a total length of 820 meters loaded with 42 container, 2 continent, 10 country, 2 A thousand 11 kilometers reported that the 483 will cover a day.
Turhan stated that the transportation of the freight over the middle corridor by using Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line and Marmaray will save time and energy compared to the other corridors. Therefore, we look at this train, which has traveled thousands of kilometers, proudly because it symbolizes the new era in rail transport. ”
Turhan, this project, countries also expressed would contribute greatly to the strengthening of inter-communal ties addition to offering commercial gain and intercultural interaction acceleration, no hitch up to Turkey and the train reached without problems, the historic journey will end in Prague, he said he believes that successfully completed.
“From the east to the west, we have achieved a great cooperation with 10 country's railways together”
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun stated that TCDD has become a strong regional and global actor with the proactive policies followed by Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan.
Expressing that today is a milestone in terms of world railways, Uygun said, “From the east to the west, 10 has achieved a great cooperation through the country's railways. This is the foundation of great cooperation, Turkey is TCDD changes and transformations taking place in the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "He said.
“Train will lead to new collaborations”
President of National Railways of Kazakhstan Sauat Mynbaev said iyle One Generation One Way ”project will improve cooperation in transportation and transit.
Stating that the countries participating in the project contributed to the interconnection of Asia and Europe, Mynbaev stated that Kazakhstan will continue to work strictly and systematically in the field of logistics and containers.
“The first transit freight train will pass through the Bosphorus”
Deputy Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Niyazi Seferov said that China Railway Express will be the first freight train that will pass through the Bosphorus.