In an internal correspondence in TCDD, there were confessions in Çorlu, where about 2 people died in a train accident, that even invited new disasters. In the correspondence in question, it was emphasized that the status of the bridges and culverts on the line is unknown.
According to the news of Seyhan Avşar from Cumhuriyet newspaper, 22 months have passed since the train accident in Çorlu. However, it turned out that the bridges and culverts on the line where the massacre took place may cause a new accident.
The General Directorate of TCDD, who made an internal correspondence on this issue, states that the bridges and culverts do not know how they are and that a new accident may occur according to the climatic conditions. In the correspondence, it was requested to assign road guards as there is a need for 3 years to modify the culverts and bridges but this time is long. However, in internal correspondence, it was noted that there were only 4 road guards on the long kilometers of roads and 67 more guards were needed. It was noteworthy that the deficiencies were not completed despite 22 months of the massacre.
“THE SUITABILITY OF THE BRIDGE AND VENTS IS UNKNOWN”
In the official letter sent by the General Directorate of TCDD Operations to the TCDD 25st Regional Directorate Railway Maintenance Service on December 2019, 1, it was not known whether the bridges and culverts were suitable, despite the flow that would occur in a heavy rain. It was stated that the changing climatic conditions, sudden floods and floods may endanger the safety of life and property by rail management. It was also stated that bridges and culverts could be damaged by earthquakes that would be the region's earthquake zone. It was stated in the article that it would take 1-3 years to repair the bridges and culverts, and it was requested that these areas be kept under observation by the personnel.
“PERSONNEL HAS A LACK”
The response to this article was answered by TCDD 15. Regional Directorate on January 2020, 1. The regional directorate stated that it is necessary to demonstrate the necessary diligence for the regular inspection and checks, to assign the necessary personnel to keep the line under surveillance, to complete the missing personnel and to take the services from third parties if needed. Thus, TCDD 3. Regional Directorate asked for the completion of the shortage of personnel to control the roads.
4 GUARDIANS ONLY ON THE RAILWAYS BY KILOMETERS
The answer to the letter of TCDD 1. Regional Directorate was given on 8 May 2020. It was stated that there were 4 road gatekeepers on hundreds of km of railway lines and it was noted that staff recruitment should be made since 67 more personnel are needed. It is not yet known whether the necessary personnel is recruited.