TCDD Tasimacilik stopped regional and mainline train services 1 year ago with the coronavirus epidemic. Regional trains; Adana-Mersin, Mersin-Islahiye, Halkalı- It flies between very close centers such as Kapıkule, Karabük-Zonguldak and Basmane-Denizli where there is an intense passenger movement for business and education purposes and where demand is high.
From Habertürk According to the news of Olcay Aydilek, TCDD Tasimacilik plans to restart flights on some of these lines as of March 23. Necessary preparations were made for this. Sources stated that not all of the regional lines may be opened, “Efforts were made to restart the voyages in some lines. Negotiations continue. If the political will finds it 'suitable', regional train services may start, ”he said.
Ticket Price and Sales
So, are there any changes in train ticket prices and sales practices? TCDD Tasimacilik is working on costs periodically. It is stated that there are cost increases in certain items, especially energy. However, at this stage, a change in ticket fares is not expected for trains that are or will be placed on high-speed or other lines.
Regional train tickets were sold from TCDD toll booths until 5 minutes before the departure of the train. Passengers; They could buy tickets up to 15 minutes before the departure of the train via mobile, call center or internet. It is noted that this practice will continue if the regional trains are opened.