It is foreseen that Turkey State Railways is to be restructured as an affiliated infrastructure under the Turkish Railways and also Turkish Railways Transportation Inc. is to be established as the railways train management in accordance with the Law No. 6461 published in the Official Gazette dated 01/05/2013.
Within this recpect the Republic of Turkey State Railways Transportation Ins. was started following the publication of the Law in the Official on 4 June 2016.
The following items are under the responsibility of the Turkey State Railways:
Approximately 16 thousand staff are employed within the General Directorate of Turkey State Railways in the whole country.
High speed train services have been provided by the General Directorate of Turkey State Railways since March 2009. There is a great difference between the high speed train services and the conventional train transport services. High speed train ground services are quite different from the conventional train transport services in terms of welcoming and sending passengers, services for the persons with special needs etc and they are at a much better level. However there is still need to improve these services more and one of the main objectives of the General Directorate is to increase the level of these services upto European counterparts’ level especially in a way to be in harmony with EU countries. The need for the project has derived from this need.