New railway line Turkey-China now regular service

 

News article: New railway line Turkey-China now regular service

The new railway line connecting Istanbul and the Chinese port of Lianyungang has now been established as a regular service.

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
At what point does the freight convert from Russian Gauge to Standard Gauge Westbound?

New railway line Turkey-China now regular service

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
At what point does the freight convert from Russian Gauge to Standard Gauge Westbound?

New railway line Turkey-China now regular service
bevans


The Middle Corridor was launched to provide an alternative to the northern routes of the New Silk Road, which lead cargo through Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, to enter Europe at the border with Poland. The corridor runs from China to Turkey, which provides another gateway to Europe via the Black Sea. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway was opened in October last year, providing the missing link on the route.
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Where do you think?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Near the Turkey-Georgia border. And again near the Chinese border no doubt.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Near the Turkey-Georgia border. And again near the Chinese border no doubt.
mikesyd

Georgia has both gauges I believe.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Near the Turkey-Georgia border. And again near the Chinese border no doubt.

Georgia has both gauges I believe.
bevans
Yes, the last 29km before it reaches the border with Turkey is standard gauge.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Just what the exact routing is at present is a mystery also.

The article mentions that the Turkish line completed the missing link, but there is no line between Iran and Baku.

So it either passes north of the Caspian (there is a link from Baku to Russia), or takes the train ferry across from Turkmenistan.

There are plans for a link from Baku to Tehran, and more in the 'stan's to speed things up.
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Baku to Turkey= Train, Baku to China= Load on ship that crosses the Caspian Sea to port in Kazakhstan that has a rail connection to China (could be Kuryk or Aktau) then China. Anywhere freights going east of Baku a ship is involved.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Baku to Turkey= Train, Baku to China= Load on ship that crosses the Caspian Sea to port in Kazakhstan that has a rail connection to China (could be Kuryk or Aktau) then China. Anywhere freights going east of Baku a ship is involved.
ARodH

Appreciate the information.

Is the ship a wagon roll on and roll off like the Aqua Train?
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Baku to Turkey= Train, Baku to China= Load on ship that crosses the Caspian Sea to port in Kazakhstan that has a rail connection to China (could be Kuryk or Aktau) then China. Anywhere freights going east of Baku a ship is involved.

Appreciate the information.

Is the ship a wagon roll on and roll off like the Aqua Train?
bevans
The port at Aktau has handling facilities for rail wagon RO-LO similar to what's at the Port of Baku. Note all of this I've extrapolated from viewing said ports via Google Maps and the transhipping port called Baku is closer to the town of Alat.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Could you share a link of the google maps as I am fascinated by the discussion.
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
Port of Baku:
Port of Aktau:

Edit: and for me the map embeded

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