• 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

Minister’s Corner


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...

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Chairman of the Board and Director General of TCDD,UIC Vice Chairman, Chairman of the Regional Assembly of the Middle East (RAME)

Message from Host


14 billion Euro investment in railways since 2003

495 million Euro investment in rapid and high speed railway infrastructure in the last 3 years

8 years in safe and comfortable high speed operation and 37 million passengers in high speed transportation

Operation of 1,213 km high speed railway lines

32 billion Euro investment in railways up to 2023

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Director General, International Union of Railways (UIC)

Welcome Message


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...

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