Information published on 4 March 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 175.

3rd Railway Border Gate between Syria and Turkey inaugurated - traffic forecasts

In ‘UIC e-News’ nr 167 dated 12 January 2010, we reported on the inauguration of a 3rd Railway Border Gate between Syria and Turkey – the Cobanbey Border Gate – in the presence of the Transport Ministers from both countries as well as the CEOs of Syrian Railways (CFS) and Turkish National Railways (TCDD).

The correct traffic forecasts following the opening of this 3rd Railway Border Gate between Syria and Turkey are as follows:

“The inauguration of the Cobanbey Railway Border Gate will enable 4 million tonnes of freight and 50 000 passengers to be transported initially and in a maximum capacity 200 000 passengers and approximately 10 million tonnes of freight annually” (source: CFS).