15/02/2018 | Organizing and Scientific Committee met in TCDD Headquarter in Ankara on 15 February 2018 for 10th W... Read More
22/01/2018 | Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee met in Paris on 22 January 2018 for 10th World High Sp... Read More
07/12/2017 | After the 14th Regional Assembly Africa held on 5 December 2017, the 20th Meeting of the UIC Regiona... Read More
17/11/2017 | Online abstract submission closed. Abstracts received will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee.... Read More
26/10/2017 | UIC World Congress on High Speed Rail Scientific Committee Meeting was held in Shangai in China Read More
19/10/2017 | Due to the demands the Congress Office has received from our colleagues, the Congress Organizing Com... Read More
15/09/2017 | One of the most important international organization, OTIF (Intergovernmental Organization for Inter... Read More
11/09/2017 | UIC Intercity & High Speed Committee Technical meeting on held on 11-12 September 2017, at Axturi Ra... Read More
11/09/2017 | Organizing Committee met in Bilbao on 11 September 2017 for 10th World High Speed Congress, which wi... Read More
05/09/2017 | Ankara: UIC HIGHSPEED 2018 dall’8 all’11 maggio 2018. In collaborazione con TCDD (FERPRESS) – Ro... Read More
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication
I do feel appreciation that UIC 10th World Congress on High Speed Rail, constituting the most comprehensive international congress and trade exhibition around the world and to be carried out on a vast geography from East Europe to Russia, Central Asia and Middle East to Africa with ever-increasing investments on high speed rail technology, will be carried out in Ankara on 8-11 May 2018 and hosted by General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD). Within the framework of the Congress under a theme of “Sharing Knowledge for Sustainable and Competitive Operations”; parallel sessions covering a great deal of fields on high speed rail, round tables and an exhibition gathering several countr...
Director General, International Union of Railways (UIC)
In 2009, the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) operated the first High Speed Line between Ankara and Eskişehir. It was the first High Speed Line in the Middle-East region. Since then, new High Speed lines have been operated in Turkey, such as Ankara-Konya in 2011 or Ankara-Istanbul in 2014. With several other lines under construction or in project, Turkey is now a full member of the High Speed rail community. Other ambitious projects for high speed links are also being developed in several countries of the Middle-East. Worldwide, 34,000 km of high speed lines are currently in operation, and more than 15 billion passengers have already been carried by high speed trains at global level – twice the...