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Since 1856 Tevfik Muhammed YEŞİLÇAM Research, Planning & Coordination Department Turkish State Railways – TCDD Lisbon, 25-27 November 2009

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1 Since 1856 Tevfik Muhammed YEŞİLÇAM Research, Planning & Coordination Department Turkish State Railways – TCDD Lisbon, November 2009 Ministry of Transport The Republic of TURKEY Community Agencies: Partners in Accession TA Experiences of Turkish Railways

2 2 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ BRIEF HISTORY OF RAILWAYS The Ministry of Transport 152 nd anniversary of railways in Turkey 1856 : First Railway Construction (IZMIR-AYDIN) 1924 : Railways Nationalized. Directorate General of Anatolia-Baghdad (4.000km.) 1927 : Ports affiliated to Railways. Directorate General of Ports and Railways (5.500 km.) 1984 : Transformed into State Economic Organization 2005 : Restructuring of TCDD with EU and WB funds

3 3 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ CURRENT SITUATION of TCDD The Ministry of Transport A State Economic Organization related to Ministry of Transport (MoT) Tasks: Construct, repair, enhance, renew and operate the infrastructure of both railways and ports granted to itself by the Government Carry out all kinds of complementary activities regarding rail transport (maritime and land transport including ferry operations) Manufacture rolling stocks and similar vehicles Operate Passenger and Freight Trains on its Infrastructure

4 4 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ NEED FOR RE-STRUCTURING The Ministry of Transport There is no separation between management of infrastructure and rail transport services in TCDD There is no regulatory authority for railway sector In order to improve financial and operational performance of railways, re-structuring process has been started An action plan for the period of was approved by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Turkey in 2003

5 5 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ The Ministry of Transport In line with the action plan, Turkish Rail Sector Re-Structuring and Strengthening Project co-funded by EU has been initiated in order to establish the legislative and institutional framework of Turkish Rail Sector in accordance with the EU legislation Two components: Organisation of the Railway Sector (Twinning) Technical Assistance (TA) in the Re-Structuring and Strengthening of the Turkish Rail Sector Including the Provision of Financial Management Information System together with the Necessary IT Platform RE-STRUCTURING PROJECT

6 6 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ TA PROJECT The Ministry of Transport Detailed studies regarding new TCDD organization including business units and sub sectors to be set up conducted Financial Management Information System developed Public Service Contracts defining public service obligations drafted A great number of trainings delivered to related managers and staff

7 7 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ TWINNING PROJECT The Ministry of Transport Organisation of the Railway Sector – Twinning Project A law package consisting of two laws and four complementary implementing regulations has been drafted General Railway Law TCDD Law Railway Safety Licensing Interoperability Access to Railway Infrastructure

8 8 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ DRAFT LAW PACKAGE The Ministry of Transport The draft laws has been sent to The Ministry of Transport Technical studies on the draft laws are going on by MoT in cooperation with relevant public institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) They are expected to come into force in 2010

9 9 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ NEW CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT The Ministry of Transport After entering into force of the draft laws, some organisational and institutional changes will have to be made There must be some preparations regarding implementation of the provisions imposed by laws In scope of the 1 st component of IPA, Reform of Turkish Railways Project has been prepared by TCDD

10 10 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ REFORM OF TURKISH RAILWAYS PROJECT The Ministry of Transport The overall objective: To establish framework conditions for restructuring and reforming the rail sector for competition, including systems for infrastructure allocation, charging, safety and interoperability at TCDD Components: Setting a strategy for establishing framework conditions in order to realize railway reform in line with the draft Law Package Strengthening capacity on infrastructure allocation and charging of Infrastructure Manager at re-organised TCDD Strengthening capacity on safety and interoperability of Infrastructure Manager and Railway Undertaking(s) at re-organised TCDD

11 11 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ REFORM OF TURKISH RAILWAYS PROJECT The Ministry of Transport Two main beneficiaries: MoT and TCDD Estimated cost: To be financed by EU Tendering process started by the CFCU Expected to be launched in the 1st half of 2010 Planned to be finished in 24 months

12 12 T.C. ULAŞTIRMA BAKANLIĞI 12 Bandırma MALATYA Eskişehir Tatvan Van Mersin Samsun Kars Lake Van B L A C K S E A İSTANBUL İzmit SİVAS ADANA ANKARA AFYON İZMİR Kapıkule NON-ELECTRIFIED & NON-SIGNALLED LINES SIGNALLED ONLY LINES SIGNALLED AND ELECTRIFIED LINES NETWORK TODAY– KM Main lines: 8699 km Electrified Lines:2282 km (21%) Signaled Lines: 3029 km (28%) Total: km RAIL NETWORK The Ministry of Transport İskenderun Konya Divriği

13 13 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ The Ministry of Transport There are lots of rail infrastructure projects such as signalization, electrification, construction of high speed lines etc. Several projects planned to be partly funded by IPA-III in Transport OP Documents including major project application form, tender dossier, CBA and feasibility study needed TA projects, financed by SEI Support To European Integration source, for elaboration of the documents underway TA FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS The Ministry of Transport

14 14 DEMİRYOLLARININ TARİHSEL GELİŞİMİ The Ministry of Transport Time schedule of the project should be convenient to the activities of the project Project implementation staff should not be overloaded Official language of the projects is usually English, but all reports and deliverables should be delivered in native language together with English versions Personnel who will be in charge of sustainability of outputs of the project should be dedicated LESSONS LEARNED The Ministry of Transport

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