Touristic Eastern Express Expeditions Restarted

Touristic Eastern Express Expeditions Restarted
Touristic Eastern Express Expeditions Restarted
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Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Our train is an opportunity to explore not only Kars, but also Kayseri, Sivas, Erzurum and Erzincan on its route. It provides the opportunity to visit touristic places for group and individual passengers, stopping for 3 hours each between Ankara-Kars in İliç and Erzurum, and between Kars-Ankara in Erzincan, Divriği and Sivas. Our train takes its passengers to explore the natural and cultural heritage, including the Dark Canyon, Üç Vaults, Double Minaret Madrasa, Ani Archaeological Site, Divriği Great Mosque, Gök Madrasa. Doğu Express offers us a photo of Turkey.

Minister Karaismailoğlu bid farewell to the Touristic Eastern Express, which started its voyages again. Also, deputies, general managers of affiliated and related institutions of the Ministry, General Manager of TCDD Transportation Hasan Pezük, railwaymen and members of the press attended the farewell ceremony.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu reminded that the Touristic Eastern Express, which started its voyages again today, set out to introduce the hidden beauties and riches of the country to the world in a much more comfortable way, and said, "From its first voyage, it made 368 trips and traveled a total of 483 kilometers." said.

“Trains have not only carried cargo and passengers since 1856, they have also carried values ​​that provide unity and solidarity”

Minister Karaismailoğlu, in his speech at the farewell ceremony of the Touristic Eastern Express, which has started its voyages again, said that the railways have carried the history of the nation's pain, joy, separation and reunion since the laying of the first rail on the İzmir-Aydın line in 1856.

Karaismailoğlu stated that the trains did not only carry cargo and passengers in the period that passed since those days, but also carried values ​​that ensure unity and solidarity.

Emphasizing that the Touristic Eastern Express, first and foremost, follows the material and spiritual values ​​of the Anatolian cultural heritage and continues to travel, Karaismailoğlu said, “The Touristic Eastern Express set out to introduce the hidden beauties and riches of our country to the world in a much more comfortable way. Since its first voyage, it has made 368 trips and covered a total of 483 thousand 920 kilometers. Thousands of passengers from all walks of life, from photography enthusiasts to travelers, traveled on the Eastern Express route, which was chosen as one of the top 4 train routes in the world by travel writers.” he said.

“The Touristic Eastern Express completes its 1300-kilometer course in approximately 31,5 hours”

Reminding that they unwillingly took a break from the flights since the middle of March 2020 due to the coronavirus that affected the world, Karaismailoğlu said, “Today, we are finishing the compulsory stop of our Touristic Eastern Express. Thankfully, we are returning the Touristic Orient Express to the rails to introduce the beauties of our country, with the speed we have achieved in the vaccination works and without leaving the precaution. The Touristic Orient Express hits the road again to remind us of our history and culture, and to introduce our beautiful villages and towns that scatter like pearls in Anatolia.” used the expressions.

Karaismailoğlu stated that the Touristic Eastern Express, which stretches from Ankara to Kars, completed its 1300-kilometer track in approximately 31,5 hours, and noted that both citizens and guests coming to the country are offered a unique sightseeing and scenery feast.

Explaining that the passengers had the opportunity to see the historical and cultural values ​​while tasting the different flavors of the Turkish cuisine, Karaismailoğlu said:

“It provides the opportunity for group and individual travelers to visit touristic places by stopping for 3 hours each in İliç and Erzurum between Ankara-Kars and in Erzincan, Divriği and Sivas between Kars-Ankara.”

“Our train is an opportunity to explore not only Kars, but also Kayseri, Sivas, Erzurum and Erzincan on its route. It provides the opportunity to visit touristic places for group and individual passengers, stopping for 3 hours each between Ankara-Kars in İliç and Erzurum, and between Kars-Ankara in Erzincan, Divriği and Sivas. Our train takes its passengers to explore the natural and cultural heritage, including the Dark Canyon, Üç Vaults, Double Minaret Madrasa, Ani Archaeological Site, Divriği Great Mosque, Gök Madrasa. Dogu Express offers us a picture of Turkey.”

Expressing that they will tell the railway culture and activities in Turkey and the story of the railways to the young people on the most beautiful routes leading to the historical texture, Karaismailoğlu said that they will explore gastronomy, nature and culture together.

“Before 2003, railways were neglected for almost half a century, so to speak, no nails were driven”

Karaismailoğlu stated that they are continuing to work to bring many different touristic routes into practice, adding that before 2003, the railways were neglected for almost half a century, so to speak, they were not nailed, and they started reforms under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Expressing that the new face and new vision of the developing railway sector lies behind the popularity of the Eastern Express in the recent period, Karaismailoğlu noted that the developments in railway transportation also affect the travel preferences of the citizens.

“We know that railways are of strategic importance for Turkey. With this awareness, we are resurrecting the railways as if combining the pieces of the mosaic.”

Explaining that they invested in Turkey's future not with statues, but by nationalizing the railway network, Karaismailoğlu said, “We know that railways are of strategic importance for Turkey. With this awareness, we are resurrecting the railways as if combining the pieces of the mosaic. On the one hand, we are transforming Turkey into an international production and logistics base. On the other hand, we are spreading the development in every field from economy to culture throughout the country.” made its assessment.

Wishing that the Touristic Eastern Express, which started its voyages that opened the doors of historical and cultural richness to the nation and the whole world, by pushing the limits of imagination, will be beneficial, Karaismailoğlu invited all guests who want to explore the ancient regions of Anatolia with unique values ​​to a journey with the Eastern Express.

Karaismaloğlu then traveled to Elmadağ Station by train.

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