The Marmaray Bosphorus Tube Crossing, which enables uninterrupted rail passenger and freight transport between Asia and the European continents, is preparing for another historical day. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that Marmaray is one of the most important rings of the Middle Corridor, which is the shortest, most economical and most convenient international railway corridor from Beijing to London, and the first international freight train from Marmaray last year. He reminded me that he passed in November. Karaismailoğlu, who explained that China Railway Express, the first freight train from China to Europe, reached 2 continents, 10 countries, 2 seas and covered 11 thousand 483 kilometers of road in 12 days, and after this time, new international train services He reported that preparations for the regulation have started.
Transfer to Date
Karaismailoğlu, who said that transporting the cargo over the middle corridor by using the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line and Marmaray, saves time and energy compared to other corridors, and at this point, Marmaray is great for transporting the raw materials and products of Anatolia to Europe for domestic cargo transportation. He emphasized that it is important. Explaining that the first domestic freight train will pass through Marmaray tomorrow, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “The domestic block freight train, which will reach Çorlu station of Tekirdağ by passing through Marmaray, will be a first. The cargoes that were previously transported from Adana and Gaziantep to Derince by train, from Derince by ferry and subsequently to the industrial facilities in Çorlu will reach the destination without changing the vehicle without passing through Marmaray. There will be a first tomorrow in Marmaray and domestic cargo transportation will be started in Marmaray. Thus, the transfers will be history. ”
25 Thousand Containers Per Year Will Be Moved With Marmaray
Karaismailoğlu stated that the freight train, which will pass through Marmaray tomorrow night, is approximately 400 meters long and weighs 200 tons, and the cargo train in question carries plastic raw materials in 16 wagons and 32 containers. Expressing that the track of the train between Gaziantep and Çorlu is one thousand 524 kilometers, Karaismailoğlu said, “Since the ferry crossing is not required in the Marmara Sea, it will provide a significant price advantage. New ones will follow this train in the coming days. Thus, 25 thousand containers per year will be loaded from the industrial centers of Anatolia and will cross the European side via Marmaray. The export of the finished products in Çorlu to European countries will also be carried out by train. The price advantage provided by rail will increase the competitiveness of our exporters. ”