Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said, “The trains run at one hundred percent capacity. I hope this number will increase and we will host our guests better. " said.
Arslan got on the Eastern Express at Kars Train Station and departed for Sarıkamış district.
With the citizens on the journey that takes about 45 minutes sohbet eden Arslan took photos with the passengers and received information about his travels.
Arslan told reporters at Sarıkamış Station, which he reached by train, that he heard from the passengers that the Eastern Express made a significant contribution to the region and that this made him happy.
Referring to the investments of the government in railways, Arslan continued his words as follows:
“People have come to prefer the railroad and the train again, this makes us happy. We are pleased that Kars, a veteran city with many historical values, is the center of attention for our citizens to travel. Today, I wanted to travel with our passengers, take advantage of their ideas and get their suggestions, if any. I am pleased to see that the interest of the citizen is very high. Our citizen leaves Kars very pleased. "
Arslan, pointing out that Turkey's place of many beauties such as Kars, he said they should be seen seeing.
He does with passengers sohbet“I want to come back and visit Kars and the region,” Arslan said, “People come from everywhere to see Ani in Kars. Sudden is a value in itself, a value for our country. The first point of our arrival in Anatolia. We continue to work on bringing many values to the surface. We have works in most of our historical buildings. There is nothing to say for Sarıkamış. We always remember and remember our ancestors in Sarıkamış. Many investments have been made for winter tourism in Sarıkamış. The Eastern Express is as much as said. " used the expression.
Arslan stated that the new concept is now the Eastern Express in tourism of the region and pointed out that there is a significant increase in the number of passengers.
- "The number of Eastern Express passengers increased"
According to the first 40 of the last year, the number of passengers in the Eastern Express increased this year, the Arslan, said:
“We increased the number of sleeping cars on the Eastern Express from 1 to 5. Last year, approximately 40 thousand people arrived in sleepers in the first 2 days, while 8 thousand people came in the same period this year. Likewise, while 3 thousand people came in our couchette wagons, this number has reached approximately 7 thousand as of today. The trains run at one hundred percent capacity. I hope this number will increase and we will host our guests better. Of course, when our people see the value of Kars, they go and tell others about it. She wants new guests to come. "
Referring to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) Railway, Arslan said that BTK's passenger transportation will also benefit Kars.
On his journey to Minister Arslan, Kars Governor Rahmi Doğan, AK Party Kars Deputy Yusuf Selahattin Beyribey, AK Party Kars Provincial Chairman Adem Çalkın, Kars Police Chief Ümit Bitirik, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. General Manager Veysi Kurt and many other officials were also accompanied.