The Turkish railways has posted record figures in freight and passenger transportation for 2019, the country’s transport minister said.

This success owes to the investments that have been made in railway sector since 1950, Cahit Turhan told Anadolu Agency.

The number of passengers travelled through high-speed trains grew 2% year-on-year to 8.3 million in 2019, Turhan stressed.

He said the quality of service on conventional trains has improved thanks to the renewal of the existing railway network, its modernization and rejuvenation of the vehicle fleet.

“Some 17.5 million passengers travelled by conventional trains last year, rising 10% from 16

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