The trip was attended by representatives of IDOM, Integral Design and Development, Sener, SGS and Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) who aimed to identify business opportunities and strategies to enter the Turkish rail market.
The delegation had the opportunity to come into contact with representatives of the Turkish Ministry of Transport, the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) and the municipality and local operator in Istanbul.
Meetings with companies in the sector and local industries with interests in the railway sector like Yapiray, Garanti Kosa or E+M were also held. Furthermore, contact was made with the association Rayder and the organizations Eskeshirr Railways Systems Cluster and Anatolian Rail transportation Systems Cluster.
The Turkish rail market is considered one of the fastest-growing segments for the next 15 years in the country. An investment of about 40,000 million euros in new infrastructures is anticipated until 2023, which will add 14,000 new kilometres of lines to the 11,000 kilometres already existing on the current network.