📩 03/01/2023 09:29
The blue train, which will depart between Konya every evening at 20.00:350, departed from Izmir for its first time. The blue train, which will depart each evening at 20.00:350 between İzmir and Konya, which was renewed by spending 18 million lira, took its first flight from İzmir. With the rail system, which was renewed by spending 10 million liras, the blue train journey decreased from XNUMX hours to XNUMX hours. Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, said that the people of Konya living in İzmir can take the train and spend the holiday in their hometown with peace of mind.
Transportation, Maritime and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim and Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay, attended by Alsancak Railway Station Konya-Izmir line of the first time of the Konya Blue Train farewell ceremony was held in Izmir Alsancak Station. AK Party Izmir deputies Ali Ashlik, Nesrin Ulama, Hamza Mountain, Izmir Governor Cahit Kirac, CHP Izmir Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, TCDD General Manager Suleyman Karaman and about 500 people attended the ceremony.
Minister Binali Yıldırım said, “I am not going to tell you why the railways went so far back on this blessed Ramadan day. Even if we tell it, it's no use. In the last nine years, our government has invested 25 billion liras. The amount of ongoing projects is 30 billion TL. Tomorrow Eagle – Kadıköy We will open the subway. A subway that was completed in record time like 52 months. We were not hasty in starting these voyages. If we had started with old trains at the end of 50-60 years of neglect, we would not have been able to avoid another disappointment. We renewed the lines. 71 percent of the lines were renewed. After the new diesel-electric train sets and air-conditioned comfortable wagons were prepared, we started the expedition. There will be reciprocal train services from Konya and İzmir at 20.00 in the evening every day. There are citizens of Konya origin in İzmir. The railways worked very devotedly so that they could go more comfortably and safely this holiday, and we came to the point of mutual initiation. Our work with the İZBAN company, of which the Metropolitan Municipality is a partner, continues at full speed in İzmir. We started with 33 train sets. We reinforced the vehicles of Marmaray. İZBAN placed an order for 40 sets, the production continues. We see the need. It started to use the north-south line from Aliağa to Cumaovası intensively. We're in a jam here. I gave the instructions, how many vehicles can we give until the sets come, they are doing the work of this. We will bring some new sets, we will relieve the congestion,” he said.
During the ceremony held by Minister Yıldırım with the teleconference system, contact with Konya could not be established.
With the road renewals made by spending 350 million lira, a new train service called 'Konya Blue Train' was put on the Konya-İzmir-Konya line. The train, which will depart from both cities at 20.00:1, will follow the route of İzmir-Manisa, Uşak, Afyon and Konya. The train consists of four air-conditioned pullmans, a bunk, a sleeper and a dining car. By train, travel time will be reduced from 18 hours to 10 hours. 35 TL per person in the pulley, 150 TL for two-person compartment with bathroom, bed and seat