Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Samsun-Kavkaz Line is Opening!

Within the scope of Samsun-Kavkaz Railroad Ferry Line Project, the facilities that have been built in Samsun Port in order to carry out sea+railway combined transportation between Turkey and Russia will be opened on February 19 with a ceremony by Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transportation, Maritime and Communication, and Maxim Y. Sokolov, Minister of Transportation of Russian Federation.

samsun_kavkaz_railferryWith this project, the broad gauge wagons that will be mounted on train ferries from Kavkaz Port of Russia will be transported to Samsun Port. The wheel sets of Russian wagons, which comply with TCDD's gauges, will be switched with the wheel sets that comply with Turkish track gauges (UIC) in the facilities built in Samsun Port and the wagons will be transferred to Middle East and European countries via Turkey.

The loads on the Russian wagons, which do not comply with TCDD's gauges, will be transferred to road transportation vehicles or TCDD wagons in Samsun Port and delivered to their destinations in Turkey. These transportations will also be carried out vice versa. With this project, which has 10 million TL of investment cost, the annual load amount to be transferred between Turkey and Russia at this stage will be 200, 000 tons. It is planned to increase this amount at least up to 300, 000 tons within 5 years.
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