Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, with Asia being the main transport corridors between Europe and said Turkey aimed to form into logistics base.
railways with priority investments under Logistics Master Plan, ICTA and Central corridor in transportation between Asia and Europe continents being the main hallway and Turkey Turhan voicing aim to become logistic bases, 2023, in the 2035 and 2053 logistics planning, he said structured according to these objectives .
Turhan stated that since 2003, approximately 137 billion 500 million liras have been invested with priority rail transportation policies, and that the demand for passengers on conventional lines has increased as a result of improving the quality of the existing rail network.
Turhan stated that the Touristic Eastern Express, which was put into service as an alternative to the Eastern Express, which is in great demand on the Ankara-Kars railway line, has made a significant contribution to the tourism of Kars, Erzurum, Erzincan and Sivas. it offers the opportunity and revives tourism. With the launch of the Boğaziçi, Ankara, Göller Express trains in 2019, an important solution was brought to the transportation needs of the intermediate stations, where other trains did not stop. ” found the assessment.
Stating that TCDD Tasimacilik AS provides transportation to Europe and the Middle East by international passenger trains, Turhan noted that the Istanbul-Sofia Express, the Trans Asian Express (Tehran-Ankara) and the Tehran-Van Train are offered as much as economical travel.
Turhan pointed out that those who will travel in Sofia-Istanbul Train will go to Romania-Bucharest on 5 June-7 October, and noted that efforts are underway for passenger transportation on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line.