Thanks to YHTs, the number of passengers in buses has also increased: Minister Lütfi Elvan stated that travel habits have changed in cities where High Speed Trains (YHT) are in service.
Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan said, “There was an additional growth in the transportation market among the cities where YHT was put into service. Increasing travel rate has also brought an increase in the number of bus passengers. ”Minister Elvan said that between 2009 and 2014, 16 million 755 thousand passengers traveled between YHTs and about 2 million passengers were carried by YHT-related conventional train and bus transportation. Elvan said, “The data obtained shows that train journeys contribute to bus travel. This table is pleasing to show that there is no competition between modes of transportation, but on the contrary, they show that they are watching each other. ”
YHT changes transport habits
Explaining that thousands of people who did not leave the house started to travel after the YHT came into service, Minister Elvan said, “An additional growth occurred in the transportation market among the cities where YHT was put into service. Increasing travel rate has also brought an increase in the number of bus passengers. ”Stating that a YHT ring has been formed between Ankara, Eskişehir, Konya and Istanbul, Minister Elvan stated that YHTs serve not only the cities they have reached, but also the cities around them.