Covid-19 Outbreak TCDD announced that high speed and regional trains were stopped after the danger of disease.
As of May 28, it was announced that the high-speed train services will be put into service again (according to the Presidential circular, it had to start on May 20). However, as of today, no explanation has been made about when the Adapazarı train, whose route has been restricted as Adapazarı-Pendik, will be put into operation. Until 7 years ago, the Adapazarı train, which operates at 30 train stations and 24 times a day, served 30 thousand people on the Sakarya-Kocaeli-Istanbul route. It is not enough that important stops such as Haydarpaşa, Diliskelesi, Körfez, Köseköy, Derbent are still closed, and the number of trips has been reduced to 10 times a day and the public has been restricted from using this means of transportation. Although it was said by the Minister of the Period, Fikri Işık, that the number of flights will be increased many times, the number of flights was limited to 10 times a day.
Finally, we learned that the high-speed train will not stop in our city. The fact that the high-speed train does not stop in the metropolitan Sakarya and Kocaeli provinces upset those living in these provinces. What was found trapped by the people who were not stranded on the bus? Citizen awaits an answer.
The number of daily passengers, intended to be transported between Ankara and Istanbul, was announced as 50 thousand. However, due to the insufficient number of trips, an important stop such as Haydarpaşa, closed regional trains to feed passengers to the high-speed train or their activities are limited, passengers are transported far below the targeted passenger number between Ankara and Istanbul. (6000 people)
In addition, the people of Kocaeli cannot benefit from this trend because the Bosphorus Express, which is not in operation due to the epidemic disease, operates between the Ankara-Arifiye district. Bosphorus Express should be planned to depart from Istanbul like 7 years ago.
The easiest way to prevent the arbitrary price application of bus companies is to put the state railways into operation as soon as possible by following the hygiene-isolation rules.
It is clear that the rules of isolation-hygiene will be better provided by the state. Public interest should be prioritized when determining ticket prices.
The commissioning of the Karaman and Sivas high-speed train projects, the foundations of which were said to be completed in 2015, became more important as soon as possible. The railway line to be built in Bursa must be put into operation immediately (by including freight transport-port connection). The developments regarding the Izmir-Ankara high-speed train project are a matter of curiosity.
Investments should be put in order by setting priorities instead of starting four speed train projects at the same time and none of them can be concluded.
Since Istanbul-Kocaeli-Sakarya provinces do not have Port-Rail and Organized Industry rail connections, all freight transportation has started by road as a result of cancellation of their connections due to High Speed Train. First of all (recently canceled), starting from Haydarpaşa port, port rail connections should be made.
The industrialist needs a railroad to quickly transport raw materials and products.
Projects should be developed in order to carry out freight transportation by railway under the leadership of Chambers of Industry and Chambers of Commerce.