Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said that the borders gates and restrictions imposed within the scope of the measures to combat the new type of coronavirus have many socioeconomic effects. At this point, Karaismailoğlu stated that they took important measures to combat the virus as the Government and said that thanks to the measures taken, significant progress has been made in the fight against the virus. Underlining that measures have been taken for many sectors in order to reduce the effects of the pandemic in the socioeconomic sense to the citizen, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the normalization process of life will start thanks to the decrease in the speed of the epidemic. Noting that the normalization process will be started in railways at this point, Karaismailoğlu said that the process will be carried out together with the measures.
YHT Expeditions Start on May 28
Minister Karaismailoğlu. He reminded that city lines such as Marmaray and Başkentray did not stop the voyages in this process, and added that the number of voyages would be gradually increased. Explaining that they have started the preparations for the voyage in the Conventional and High Speed Train Lines, Karaismailoğlu said, “The sale of the tickets of the High Speed Trains will begin on the second day of Ramadan. However, train tickets can be purchased first from the mobile application / website or tolls without contact. Tickets will not be sold from the call center and agencies. Ticket sales will be carried out with the HES (Hayat Eve Sığar) code through the information systems database of the Ministry of Health in order to examine the status of passengers regarding COVID-19. "There will be no sale of tickets to those who are impaired by the health authorities or who are unable to obtain an HEPP code." Minister Karaismailoğlu, who stated that they will launch YHT flights on May 28 by paying attention to the social distance rules and isolation, stated that the measures will be taken in the train for the first time in the train, and that the passenger train ticket sales will be sold at 50 percent capacity in line with the social distance and the ticket will be sold in a cross-order order by jumping seats. he underlined.
Tickets Under 20 and Over 65 Will Not Be Sold
Karaismailoğlu underlined that only YHT flights will be started from 19 May 28 from YHT, outline and regional train services, which have been interrupted from Marmaray and Başkentray as of 2020 March 28 due to the restriction of intercity trips against the risk of COVID-2020, “High-speed trains in the normalization process 28 May 2020 He will make a total of 16 trips per day on Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Konya-Istanbul lines as of the date of ". Minister Karaismailoğlu also said that frequent warning announcements will be made to protect the social distance in trains.
Karaismailoğlu also stated that the back seats of each wagon in YHTs will be reserved for isolating passengers with suspected coronavirus during the travel process. “Travel Permit Certificate approved by the relevant authorities will be mandatory for the people over 65 and under 20 years of age who have a curfew. The travels of those who cannot submit this document during the check will be canceled and the ticket fees will not be refunded. "The passengers will be supervised by the relevant personnel in order to maintain the social distance from the garage to the train." Stating that the train sets will continue to be disinfected before and after the voyage, Karaismailoğlu also said that the first aid kits of the hostesses on high-speed trains will have masks and gloves.