Turkish Railway Summit Comes to 164-Year-Old Railway Culture

Turkish Railway Summit, Coming to 164-Year-Old Railway Culture
Turkish Railway Summit, Coming to 164-Year-Old Railway Culture

The Turkish Railway Summit, organized by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure at Sirkeci Station, has been completed. The summit, which hosted visitors at the historical Sirkeci Train Station for four days, also attracted great attention on online platforms. 21 million people watched the summit, which was held between 24-9.5 October, online on social media.


Stating that the summit is of great importance in terms of reflecting our railway culture, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, “The ideas of all our local and foreign participants who attended our summit and shared their ideas are very valuable to us. I think the ideas here will guide the revolutionary big investments we will make in the future. " said.

The Turkish Railway Summit, which was organized by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and held at Sirkeci Station, brought together the leaders of the railway sector with experts in their fields. In the summit for the first time in Turkey, the Turkish railway in the world, the most important agenda items were tabled by the leading names in the sector. Turkey's railway development in the field of unfurling Turkish Rail Summit, attended by domestic and foreign industry pioneer. prominent names from Europe joined the Turkish Rail Summit discussed the reforms made to the railways in both countries and their cooperation that can be brought to the agenda in this area with Turkey. The Turkish Railway Summit, which opened experience areas and various exhibitions to its visitors in the historical Sirkeci Station, was also watched live from all online platforms, including social media platforms, the summit website and mobile applications. 9.5 million people followed the Turkish Railway Summit, which was followed with great interest for four days, through social channels.

"Will Steer Revolutionary Large Investments"

The "Turkish Railway Summit" closed with the "2023 Railway Vision Session" moderated by Hakan Çelik, attended by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu. Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu to do revolutionary breakthroughs in the railways and railway Summit to be held in Turkey expressed that an event will shed light on this breakthrough, "Turkey has're trying to fit in with the 164 year old railway culture. Our summit is of great importance in terms of reflecting our railway culture. Activities within our exhibits brought from Anatolia 'Black Train' and 'Speed ​​Train important to see the development of a combination of rail and see areas of Turkey. The opinions of all our local and foreign participants who attended our summit held between 21-24 October and shared their ideas are very valuable to us. "I think the ideas here will guide the revolutionary big investments we will make in the future."

"Our Goal Is To Raise The Railways"

Stating that their goal is to increase railway investments, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We have made revolutionary transportation-infrastructure investments in 18 years. We invested approximately 907 billion TL in transportation infrastructure. 18 percent of this is railroad. Of course, there are mainly highway investments in this. As of September 2020, investments on roads and railways have come together. Our goal is to pull the highways down a little further and raise the railways a little more. We will completely eliminate our shortcomings there, complete these investments in terms of logistics and offer them to the service of our country ”.

"Sirkeci Station Will Serve as Historical Railway Museum"

Stating that Sirkeci Train Station will be considered as a museum in the coming period, Karaismailoğlu said, “We aim to establish a building with bicycle paths, social areas and recreation areas between Sirkeci Station and Kazlıçeşme. Sirkeci station will also be mostly overhauled and will serve as the 'Historical Railway Museum'. We are preparing a study on this. We have planned it and we will introduce it in a short time. Now, a passenger disembarking from the train will easily reach the place he wants to reach in a short distance with a micro mobility vehicle. "We will start working at Sirkeci Train Station."

Summit Attracted Intense Interest

the interest in the activities and presentations from each other at the summit hosts, the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), which was implemented by the delightful and different activities saw intense interest by the participants. Branded Products Wagon, "Right Now" Eastern Express Photo Contest's photos are exhibited, the Eastern Express Special Exhibition, the Railway Museum where TCDD's old trains and locomotives are exhibited, and the "Historical Clothes Exhibition" area, where uniforms designed from past to present for TCDD personnel are exhibited. It was among the areas that aroused curiosity. Within the scope of the Turkish Railways Summit, many workshops were held in order for the participants to continue their skills as a professional hobby. Travel Photography Workshop, Miniature Workshop, Futurist Train Design Workshop were the workshops that were followed with interest by the participants.


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