The touristic Eastern Express was sent off on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 with a ceremony held at the historical Ankara Station on May 19.00, XNUMX, with the attendance of Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture and Tourism.
Ceremony; Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Selim Dursun, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Nadir Alparslan and Özgül Özkan Yavuz, Deputy Minister of Road and Urbanism of Iran Islamic Republic in our country and General Director of Iran Railways Sacid Rasouli, Sivas Deputy Habib Soluk and former Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan, Erzincan MP and former TCDD General Director Süleyman Karaman and other MPs.
ERSOY: Hal Our goal is to make a flight serving domestic and foreign tour ER
In his speech at the ceremony, Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said that they revised the 2023 tourism goals and wanted tourism to be expanded and diversified in all provinces in order to reach the target. Stating that the Touristic Eastern Express is one of the projects in this context, Ersoy continued his words as follows: “There are many famous tourist train services in many parts of the world. This project was developed in order to ensure that not only Kars stops at 50 points, but also at 3 points on departure and 2 points on return, to make full use of tourism not only of Kars but also the cities and districts in the intermediate points. Our train passengers will have the opportunity to visit these places in detail, with tours organized by the regional agencies and tour operators, during their long stay. They will catch the gastronomy of the rate, they will have the opportunity to shop. ”
Ersoy explained that this is a beginning and that we will move on to further stages over time and said, “We talked to our Minister of Transportation. From now on it is moving every other day and it has the capacity to buy 2 more wagons. In the first place, as long as the demand comes, 2 wagons will be added and then converted into a daily expedition. After a certain period of time, we will activate other flight points. Hopefully, we will also add new routes such as the Touristic Van Lake Express and then the Touristic Diyarbakır Express. We plan to set them up during the year. We will plan how to connect these touristic train services with neighboring countries. We want Turkey are not limited to the tourist train. In the third phase, we will work on how to make it into train services to neighboring countries. ” said.
DURSUN: “Thanks to Minister of Transport and Infrastructure and Minister of Culture and Tourism for Their Contribution and Effort DU
Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Selim Dursun, said that they were working on the first voyage of 15 May 1949 to convert the Eastern Express to the Touristic Eastern Express Train.
Referring to the train route and travel time, Deputy Minister Dursun thanked the Minister of Culture and Tourism and the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure for their contribution and efforts in the emergence of the Tourism Express Express.
UYGUN: “The Contribution of Railways to Tourism A New Dimension Kazanwas”
Speaking at the ceremony, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun stated that the railroads have grown and developed with the priority transportation policies implemented since 2003. Işt As a result of these developments, citizens from all over the country, from east to west, from north to south, want a railway and want a train. Karşılan The Eastern Express of Tourism id, which we will send off for the first time, is one of our efforts to meet the demand from our citizens. S
The travel phenomenon in the Ottoman geography, which served as an intercontinental bridge throughout history, accelerated with the railways built on three continents, which started a century and a half ago. kazanNoting that it is working, he said, “The Hejaz Railway, which reduced the travel time between Damascus and Medina in 40 days, to 3 days, kazanIn addition to the power and prestige, it also developed faith tourism.
The trains moving from the stations and stations that witnessed joy and sadness for many years, became the only means of transportation of our citizens in the Republican Period.
Tenezzüh Trains, operated for relaxation and to see the history, nature and cultural richness of the surrounding cities and towns, was also a service of our railways that created awareness in tourism. Hem
The contribution of railways to tourism has gained a new dimension depending on the development of the sector in recent years. kazanEmphasizing that this is the case, General Manager Uygun said, “Our high-speed trains, which are currently serving 40 percent of our population and that we operate successfully, have developed the cities they visit, especially in tourism, in economic, social and cultural areas. Those who have never traveled with our High-speed trains, which change the travel habits of the people, travel and the frequency of travel is increasing.
In addition to our high-speed trains, there is a huge increase in demand in our conventional passenger trains with the changing tourism phenomenon in our country.
The East Express, which is one of the best routes in the world, is in operation between Ankara and Kars.
Considering that the passengers of the current Eastern Express experienced the insatiable pleasure of depicting the fascinating beauties of Anatolia from the train window, Uygun said, karşılan Since the demand for this train has reached an unacceptable size, the need for a new train has arisen. ”He noted.
”The most beautiful conversations are on the train“
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun said that the new train, which will present the beauties of all cities and towns on the Ankara-Kars route during the course, is formed in a way to meet all the needs of the passengers with the comfort of a hotel on the railroad, said tüm We are all aware; the most beautiful friendship is made on the train, the most beautiful friendship is set up on the train, the most beautiful teas are also on the train muh
The tourist wishes that the Eastern Express will be beneficial and I wish our passengers to travel with our train a pleasant journey. Turistik
ARIKAN: epyeni Completely Tourism-Oriented, Brand New Concept AR
TCDD Transportation Inc. General Manager Erol Arikan, tourism to meet the needs of tourism for the purpose of a completely new tourism concept-oriented Tourism Eastern Express is presented to the citizens said.
After the speeches, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. Erol Arıkan, the General Manager, presented a plaque to the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Selim Dursun and TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun. Minister Ersoy and other participants signed the sign with the "Touristic East Express" sign.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy and Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Selim Dursun, gave off the first flight of Tourism Orient Express.
TOURIST EASTERN EXPRESSION
In order to meet the increasing passenger demand in the current Eastern Express, to provide better service to our people and to increase domestic tourism; As a result of the joint work of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the touristic Eastern Express was launched between Ankara and Kars-Ankara.
The train, which will be operated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Ankara and on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from Kars, will depart at 19.55 from Ankara and 23.55 from Kars.
The Touristic East Express will wait for enough time at Erzincan, Ilic and Erzurum stations on the way from Ankara to Kars, and at Sivri's Divrigi and Bostankaya stations on arrival from Kars to Ankara, so that passengers can visit historical and touristic places.
120 PASSENGER CAPACITY
32 will complete the round between Ankara and Kars at the hour.
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