Great Interest in High Speed ​​Train!… Number of Trips Must Increase

There is a high demand for high-speed train.
There is a high demand for high-speed train.

Tickets run out in a short time due to the intense interest in the High Speed ​​Train, which reduces the time between Istanbul and Eskişehir, Ankara and Konya by half. In YHT, which has a occupancy rate of up to 90 percent, it is necessary to apply 15 days in advance to find tickets on the Ankara-Istanbul route.

High Speed ​​Train (YHT) services, which have become the choice of many citizens in intercity transportation today, are carried out with a occupancy rate exceeding 90 percent. In some periods, when the tickets are sold out 2 weeks in advance, the passengers reach the point where they will go in a much shorter time than the highway. Having made its first flight between Ankara and Eskişehir in 2009, YHT also increased the interest in the Istanbul-Eskişehir-Ankara-Konya line due to the ease of transportation in the next period.

2 times a day from HALKALI

Last of all Halkalı- YHT, which has passed to the European Side with the opening of the Gebze suburban line, Halkalıprovided uninterrupted transportation from Konya to Konya. HalkalıThere are two flights per day, morning and evening. Even though the number of trips per day is criticized by many citizens, the biggest reason for this is shown as the interruption of suburban services on the Marmaray line. Travels are made at intervals of 2 minutes. Halkalı- All traffic is stopped during YHT voyages. Authorities state that the daily traffic will be adversely affected if the number of flights increases. Halkalı-Gebze commuter line in the day during the frequent YHT expedition, such as Söğütlüçeşme and Pendik underlines that access to such stations can be provided.


The authorities, who stated that with the opening of Istanbul Airport, the passenger flow in the region has multiplied and the demand has increased significantly, therefore, the citizens must emphasize that they should turn to suburban lines in the city. On the other hand, there is a great interest in YHT flights on the Anatolian side. In fact, daily flights are carried out with an average occupancy rate of over 90 percent. On average, there are 8 trips to Ankara per day, while there are 11 trips to Eskişehir. Tickets are on sale 15 days before the flight will be held, while on some busy dates, the tickets are running out from the first day.

Both the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), as well as the absence of any increase in the number of planning time from 2020 until March the Ministry of Transport said. In addition, it was learned that with the completion of the ongoing works in Arifiye between Istanbul and Ankara, the duration will decrease to 3,5 hours, and this time the number may increase. The authorities underlined that such expedition increases are not possible in a short time, but stated that they are subject to certain periods both in terms of placing embankments on the railway and in terms of time-cost.


Passengers traveling on YHT flights point out that it is very comfortable that ticket purchases can be made both online and at the toll booths and ticket shops. It is stated that there is no problem in terms of planning in terms of planning, while many passengers say that they make their flights with YHT. With all these facilities, the vast majority of passengers express their satisfaction with YHT and state that they will be more comfortable if the number of trips is increased.

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