China Railway Express Gives A New Direction To World Railway Transportation; The first freight train, which will depart from China and go to Europe by using Marmaray, China Railway Express, was welcomed at Ankara Gar with a ceremony held on November 06, 2019, and was sent off with a ceremony.
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.
The first freight train, which will depart from China and go to Europe by using Marmaray, China Railway Express, was welcomed at Ankara Gar with a ceremony held on November 06, 2019, and was sent off with a ceremony.
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.
“Completing the missing links 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 facility, "754 billion dollars finds strengthening our transportation and communications infrastructure, with an investment to complete the missing links in the international transport route was among our priorities. ” used the expression.
“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, gave a new direction to the world railway transportation.
Turhan, the line is in operation from October 30, 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 in 12 days, "century project" Marmaray in that it even integrated in the time between the Far East and Western Europe Turhan said that it has reduced to 18 days, "with Asia When we consider the trade volume of 21 trillion dollars between Europe, the importance of the issue will be easily understood. The Iron Silk Road Line, benefiting from about 5 billion people and 60 countries, has become a new and very important alternative for global trade networks. ” found the assessment.
“The transit train carrying products equivalent to 42 trucks will complete the 11 thousand 483 km road in 12 days”
Minister Turhan, who started his journey in Xi'an, China, carrying an electronic goods load equivalent to 42 trucks, has a total length of 820 meters, with 42 container-loaded wagons exceeding 2 continents, 10 countries and 2 seas. He reported that he would travel a thousand 11 kilometers road in 483 days.
Stating that transporting the cargo over the middle corridor using the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line and Marmaray will save time and energy compared to other corridors, Turhan said, “This is a very historical step in terms of the course of both regional and global trade. Therefore, we take pride in this train, which has traveled thousands of kilometers, as it symbolizes the new era that started in railway transportation. ” said.
Turhan, this project countries to the strengthening of inter-communal ties addition to offering commercial gain and intercultural interaction acceleration also expressed would contribute greatly to, any disruption 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 proactive policies followed by Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan.
Stating that today is a milestone in terms of world railways, Uygun said, “We have managed a great cooperation all over the railways of 10 countries from east to west. 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 spoke.
“Train will lead to new collaborations”
Sauat Mynbaev, President of the National Railway of Kazakhstan, said that cooperation with the "One Generation One Way" project will develop in the field of transportation and transit.
Stating that the countries participating in the project have contributed to the interconnection of Asia and Europe, Mynbaev stated that Kazakhstan will continue to work tightly and systematically in the field of logistics and containers.
“The first transit freight train will pass through the Bosphorus”
Azerbaijan Deputy Minister of Economy Niyazi Seferov pointed out that China Railway Express will be the first freight train to cross the Bosphorus, "The train will contribute to the improvement of friendly relations of the participating countries and will lead to new collaborations." said.