Cargo Train Departing From China Passed to Europe Using Marmaray; Chang'an, the first freight train to go without interruption using the Marmaray tube transition from Asia to Europe, continued its journey by passing through the Marmaray Ayrılıkçeşmesi station in two parts. Due to the length and weight of the Freight Train, it passed through the tunnel in two parts to avoid a problem in the Maramaray passage. It was learned that the freight train will continue on its way as a single piece in Kapıkule.
The first freight train, which will depart from China and go to Europe using Marmaray, was sent off on November 6, 2016 from Ankara Station with a ceremony.
Today, the first train went on at 04.24 and the second train went on at the Marmaray Ayrılıkçeşmesi station at 05.00 and continued its journey. It was learned that the train, which passes in two pieces from Marmaray, will be reunited in Kapıkule and will continue on its way as a single piece.
China pays special attention to the "One Belt One Road" project, which aims to create a great infrastructure and transportation network by connecting Asia, Europe and the Middle East. China Railway Express, which made its first trip from Baku to Kars on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, will give a new direction to the world rail transport.
China Railway Express, which carries an electronic product load equivalent to 42 trucks, with 820 container wagons with a total length of 42 meters; Crossing 2 continents, 10 countries and 2 seas, it will travel 12 thousand 11 kilometers in 483 days. Countries on the train route; China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The route of the train Ahilkelek Turkey, Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan, Sivas, Kayseri, Kırıkkale, Ankara, Eskisehir, Kocaeli, Istanbul and Agility (Edirne) occurs.
In the area of rail freight between Asia and Europe in Turkey, the central corridor stretching from Beijing to London, and again extends from Kazakhstan to Turkey will become the most important port of the Iron Silk Road.
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line, the cargo transport time between China and Turkey 1 month to 12 days, "century project" Marmaray in that it even integrated in the time between the Far East and Western Europe dropped to 18 days.