The eight of Eurasia Rail – International Rolling Stock, Infrastructure & Logistics Exhibition, the only rail and rolling stock exhibition in Europe and Asia and one of the top 3 shows of its kind in the world was held in İzmir Convention Center between 10 and 12 April 2019.
The show, where the General Directorate of TCDD Transportation Inc.’s stand also took place, hosted 200 participants from 25 countries.
Director General of the TCDD Transportation Inc. Erol Arıkan got in touch with the local and foreign public/private sector representatives in the show where the trendiest technologies practiced and the investments realized in the global railway sector are evaluated. Highlighting the 126 billion lira of investment that has been made in the railway sector for the last 17 years, Arıkan stated that, Turkey became the safest, the most economical, and the shortest international rail corridor with the opening of Marmaray and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line that provide uninterrupted railway transportation between Asia and Europe, during the meetings.
Expressing the railway being the driving force of the international and regional development, Director General Erol Arıkan made the following statement:
“It is being planned to run scheduled block trains between China-Turkey-Europe in 2019. The rail freight transport time between Turkey and China will go down to 10 days from one month and to 15 days to the farthest point in Europe along with the integration of the BTK rail line with Marmaray and Edirne-Kars High Speed Train Project. Therefore, our duty and responsibility as a leading brand as the General Directorate of the TCDD Transportation Inc. have been increasing gradually both in our country and abroad in passenger and freight transportation.”