📩 13/12/2018 19:00
The Cause of the Rail Disorder in Ankara
The United Transport Union and the Turkish Chamber of Architects and Engineers made a joint press release regarding the high-speed train accident in Ankara.
The statement made by BTS and TMMOB is as follows; “Today we started the day with a bitter news once again. High Speed Train, which made the Ankara-Konya expedition, collided with the guide train in charge of road control at Marşandiz station in Yenimahalle district around 06:30. In the accident where the overpass at the station collapsed on the wagons due to the impact of the collision, it was announced that 9 of our 47 citizens were killed and XNUMX people were injured. First of all, we wish the health of the relatives of our citizens who lost their lives, and urgent healing to our injured citizens.
The tragedy of the train tragedy in Çorlu, which still keeps its freshness in the hearts of us, is still facing a new tragedy after the 5 month.
Today, our friends went to the scene in the early hours of the morning to examine the catastrophe on the spot and to make the observations, but as the investigation of the crime scene of the police and the prosecutor has not been completed, a qualified evaluation could not be carried out. However, our first observations from the scene and the information about the accident, or even the incident, indicate that the disaster is due to the lack of readiness of the signaling systems to be present on the railway line. The fact that the said signaling was not activated and that the traffic on the lines had to be directed by manual communication invoked the disaster.
We would like to underline once again that the basic problem here is not human error, the problem is the understanding of the problem of eliminating human errors and allowing the running of a high-speed train without having to complete the infrastructure before the train is put into operation. The AKP is responsible for the 16 years. This understanding has led to the death of our citizen 41 in Pamukova for the sake of neden accelerated train show Bu. This understanding has caused the death of 24 citizens in Çorlu since they did not perform the necessary maintenance and infrastructure works. This understanding has caused the death of 9 citizens since the high speed train was operated in Ankara even though the signaling systems were not activated.
The AKP, 16, in which it is in power, considers not only human life and public interests, but also its political interests and the needs of capital. The projects aimed at saving the day, which are not based on reason, science and engineering, have been hastily implemented during election periods. You will recall that the Ankara-Konya YHT line, where the accident occurred today, was one of the most important propaganda elements of the AKP in the 2014 Local Elections. The suburban area where the accident occurred occurred as a material for the presidential elections and as the general characteristic of the period, as in many projects; first of all, the signatory systems were opened by the President on the eve of the election. This understanding of the AKP, which is based on transforming public services into political rents, leads to great social tragedies, not only in railways, but also in every aspect of life.
Railways are accepted as the most reliable means of transportation where the risk of accidents is the least in the world. However, this perception in our country unfortunately began to differentiate. This is not only because the necessary infrastructure needs are not met or the accidents experienced, but as a whole are the railway policies implemented in recent years. The disruption of the TCDD, the disruption of the TCDD, the dismissal of the civil service perspective, and the lack of expert staff at all levels and the lack of expert staff at all levels influence the public's view of railway transportation.
Rail transportation policies need to be restructured with a public understanding. Besides, in order to ensure transportation safety, all lines must be repaired in a serious and complete manner, the electrification and signaling requirements should be met and the lines should not be opened to traffic before the technical requirements are completed.
We will continue to be a follower of this process on behalf of the public, and we will be involved in the proceedings. In order to account for the perpetrators who caused the disaster, we will struggle to prevent such disasters.
We once again share our wishes for mercy to our lost citizens, patience and condolences to their relatives. ”