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Turkish Railways (TCDD) - Articles and news items

Allocation of resources secure long-term growth

Issue 2 2008, Past issues / 8 April 2008 /

The history of Turkish Railways started with the construction of the I.zmir-Aydın line during the Ottoman period in 1856. During this period, 8,500km of railway lines were constructed and 4,000km of the total length of this network remained within the existing national boundaries.

Turkish state rail: past, present and future

Issue 2 2006, Past issues / 3 April 2006 /

TCDD is celebrating its 150th Foundation Anniversary this year. The history of Turkish railway commenced with the I·zmir – Aydin line, the foundation of which was laid on September 23 1856. After that foreign states, particularly England and Germany, arranged licenses for railway construction on the Ottoman lands.