Turkey’s Railway Announcement ‘Aimed to Appease Baku’
14/11/2013 (Asbarez.com - Armenian)—Giro Manoyan, director of the international secretariat of the ARF, says Turkey’s consideration of reopening the railway link between Turkey and Armenia is aimed at “opening a position in negotiations with Azerbaijan.” Manoyan was in Istanbul to attend a Socialist International meeting.
Istanbul's new rail tunnel links Europe and Asia
10/11/2013 (NDTV - India): Turkey has opened an underwater railway tunnel linking Europe and Asia, and the two sides of Istanbul, realizing a plan initially proposed by an
Ottoman sultan about 150 years ago.
The Marmaray tunnel runs under the Bosporus, the strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and divides Istanbul between Asia and Europe. The tunnel is 13.6 kilometres (8.5 miles) long, including an underwater stretch of 1.4 kilometres (4,593 feet)...
Tehran to host first meeting on joint Azerbaijani-Iranian railway project
13/11/2013 (Azernews - Azerbaijan):A delegation from Azerbaijan's Transport Ministry will take part in the second meeting of the working group on the "North-South" railway project, to be held in the Iranian city of Rasht, November 17-18.The project involves the connection of the railway systems of Azerbaijan and Iran with the help of the Qazvin-Rasht-Astara (Iran)-Astara (Azerbaijan) railway...
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan discuss transport corridor project through Iran
Russian Railways Readies Long-Awaited $1.7b Railway in East Kalimantan
Kazakh Railways chief upbeat on future cooperation with China
12/11/2013 (Xinhuanet - China): Kazakhstan and China have bright prospects in railway cooperation, which is developing dynamically, said Askar Mamin, president of Kazakhstan Railways.
Both the volume of traffic and the number of transit corridors are growing steadily between the two countries, Mamin said in a recent interview with Xinhua during the 2nd International Transport and Logistics business forum titled "The New Silk Road", held in Astana
Iraq and Turkey agree on opening new border gates
22/11/2013 (Turkish Weekly - Tuekey): Turkey and Iraq have reached an agreement to open two new border gates following talks with Iraq’s central government and autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazıcı said in a written statement yesterday...
Turkey's Official: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars to be completed by end of 2014
21/11/2013 (AzerNews - Azebijan): Project construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars
railway will be completed by the end of 2014 at the latest, Turkish Minister of Transport, Shipping and Communications Binali Yildirim told to the local Turkish media on November
According to the minister, construction work within the framework of the BTK railway project continues.
Earlier, Azerbaijan's Deputy Minister of Transportation Musa Panahov said that despite the complexity of the relief on the territory of Georgia and Turkey, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will be put into operation in 2014.
High-speed gauge railway construction set to begin
21/11/2013 (Standard Digital - Kenya): Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau said the ground-breaking ceremony that marks the commencement of the project will take place in a week’s time. In a clear indication of the Government’s stamp of approval for China Road and Bridge Corporation to undertake the project, Mr Kamau warned that any further delay would see Kenya miss its ambitious economic growth projections. “The Government carried out due diligence and the company meets technical, managerial, financial and legal capacities to implement the project,” Kamau said.
TransContainer launches new container train Kaliningrad - Moscow
22/11/2013 (PortNews - Russia): TransContainer and the Kaliningradskaya railway (RZD branch) launches new container train on the route Kaliningrad – Moscow, TransContainer says in its press release.First train (57 flatcars length) departed on 19 November 2013 from the TransContainer terminal Kalinigrad-Sortirovochny of the Kalinigradskaya railway to the destination point Kupavna of the Moscow railway. The train consists of the TransContainer flatcars and estimated time of the route is 2,5 days.The train is oriented for transportation of TransContainer containers with polyethylene terephthalate under the trade mark Eköpet - the products of LLC Alko-Nafta, the resident of special economic zone of the Kalinigradskaya area