Buses cannot compete with high-speed trains: The high-speed train used in cities such as Ankara, Istanbul, Eskişehir and Konya has seriously affected bus transport. Turkey Bus Federation (TOFED) Chairman Mehmet Erdogan, said that a difficult road passenger transport process.
High-speed train transportation, the increase in the number of private cars and the frequent increase in the number of flights Erdogan, indicating that the sector, said:
“Every holiday they ask us, 'Do you raise ticket prices?' Among so many modes of transport, it is difficult to raise ticket prices. Especially for now, the high-speed train does not seem to have affected us much on the Ankara-Istanbul route, but the high-speed train and buses on the Eskişehir-Ankara, Ankara-Konya line have seriously affected. ”
'FIRMS ARE PROVIDED FOR SHORT DISTANCES'
Erdogan said that it took a long time to complete serious investments, per capita income, population, number of trips and number of passengers.
Erdoğan stated that the bus companies were trying to do the competition by short distances due to lack of train or plane.
“You know, transportation by bus over 500-600 kilometers does not seem very profitable. Our companies are also aware of this. Therefore, I think that everyone will arrange their structuring according to short distances in the coming years. We want to get the necessary support from the authorities on this issue. ”