YHT from three cities to the capital

YHT from the capital to three cities: The average daily 15 thousand passengers in the capital centered YHT lines, indicating that the work continues on the new lines TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman, en Capital; 2017'de Sivas, 2018'de Bursa and 2019'de will connect to Izmir 'he said.

The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Director Süleyman Karaman, with capital-based High Speed ​​Train (YHT) and average daily said 15 thousand passengers they carry, "Since the opening of the Ankara-Istanbul route traveled 650 thousand passengers. Of course this will increase in the future. "There are 7 more trains that we have tendered and are on the production line and we are going out to tender for 80 more." General Manager Karaman said:


“Passenger transportation by high-speed train continues on 4 lines, Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Ankara-İstanbul, Konya-Eskişehir. Construction works continue for the Ankara-Bursa, Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-Afyon-İzmir line. Apart from these, we plan to build a second line right next to the existing lines and increase the speed of these trains to 200 kilometers per hour. The Ankara-Sivas line will be completed in 2017, the Ankara-Bursa line in 2018, and the Ankara-İzmir line in 2019. "


Speaking about the passage of the Istanbul-Ankara YHT line through the Bolu route, Karaman said, “It is a region that has been on the agenda as the speed railway line since 1980, but it is really mountainous and a very difficult region for train construction. Project studies are ongoing, but currently we do not have it in our investment program. It is the shortest route connecting Ankara to Istanbul, but it is a very difficult area. That region is very mountainous or need to build a tunnel or viaduct, but despite all this, our Ministry continues its project works, but it has not been included in the investment program yet.


Stating that they conducted a customer satisfaction survey, 90 percent of the passengers are very satisfied, 9 percent are satisfied, and 1 percent have some minor dissatisfaction, Karaman said, “The dissatisfied people mostly reported their complaints about the staff or the locations of the stations. "We are working on them too," he said. Noting that there is no problem with prices for YHTs and there is no place in trains due to demand, Karaman said, “There is no such thing as lowering the prices further. There is no raise or a discount, we think it is that good ”.

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