The two events that took place on the High Speed Train from Eskişehir to Ankara at 18.10 yesterday evening gave the passengers a nightmare in the literal sense of the word. According to the allegation, YHT first went on the wrong path, and then the passengers who reached Ankara safely experienced a quarantine.
According to the news of Istikbal NewspaperIt was claimed that the High Speed Train, which departed from Eskişehir Station at 18.10 yesterday evening, first entered the wrong way. When the alleged mistake in the Polatlı-Konya junction was noticed in a short time, the train full of passengers entered the main route by maneuvering backward. Passengers arriving in Ankara safely experienced a second shock by phone call in the morning. The news of the virus in a passenger on the train caused the citizens coming by train to be quarantined in their residences.
Maneuvering Back From Disaster
The brink of the tragedy has come back. There was a great panic in the High Speed Train (YHT), which departed from Eskişehir Station to go to Ankara at 18.10 yesterday evening. The signaling error was causing a more recent train disaster. Previously, a new one was added to the train accident, in which many people lost their lives due to the same mistake. It was claimed that the High Speed Train full of passengers entered the wrong road at the intersection of the Polatlı Konya route. The High Speed Train, which was advancing about 40 kilometers in the wrong direction, was urgently stopped when the error was discovered. In order not to collide with the Konya train coming from the opposite direction, the Ankara train went back and a new disaster was prevented. The High Speed Train arrived at Ankara Station with a delay of 20 minutes due to a signaling error.
They Got Off The Train They Are Quarantined
A virus case was encountered in a passenger on the High Speed Train departing from Eskişehir. A quarantine decision was made for all passengers on the train. The incident happened yesterday. The detection of the virus in an unnamed passenger traveling on the High Speed Train departing from Eskişehir Station to Ankara at 18.10 in the evening prompted the officials of the State Railways. Passengers departing in the Başkent with the evening train were informed by phone as of the morning hours. Şükriye Ercan, one of the passengers on the train, said, “I was among those returning to Ankara with the evening train. The official who called me in the morning said that it was detected that a passenger on the train I came to had a virus. I was asked not to go out for 10 days. "I isolated myself in my residence," he said.
Statement by TCDD to the News of Fearful Moments at Eskişehir Ankara YHT
The High Speed Train, which went from Eskişehir to Ankara, entered the wrong way at 18.10 yesterday evening, and the news came from the Turkish State Railways (TCDD).
The statement made by TCDD is as follows;
In the related news; There have been allegations that do not reflect the truth that the high-speed train, which carried out the trip, passed through a defective switch due to a signaling error, diverted to Konya instead of Ankara and traveled about 40 kilometers on this road and maneuvered back to avoid colliding with the train coming from Konya.
Regarding the allegations in question;
• At 18.30, a temporary malfunction occurred at the switches in the Polatlı region, which separates Ankara from Konya, due to the energy fluctuation caused by the city network.
• The high-speed train departing from Eskişehir at 18.10 was maneuvered at the Polatlı road junction in order not to wait at the broken switches, and therefore a delay of 12 minutes was experienced at the trip.
• With the intervention of the maintenance units in the field, the malfunction was resolved at 19.00.
• Since the operation is completely under the control of the YHT Traffic Management Center and with a signaling system, no accident hazard has occurred.
Therefore, in the light of our explanations above, it would be correct to give real information to our society by correcting the claims about our institution in your article titled "Fearful Moments in Eskişehir-Ankara High Speed Train".