In the last two months, two cargoes and one of the passenger train's railcars were derailed.
In the last two months, it was revealed that the section of the Istanbul - Eskişehir railway, where two freight and one passenger train wagons were derailed, in Örencik district of Geyve was found to be defective. Finally, it was stated that in the region where the second wagon of the Anatolian Express, where 391 passengers were derailed, TCCD warned the machinists to 'drive at a maximum speed of 20-25 kilometers'.
In the Örencik location of the Geyve District of the Istanbul - Eskişehir railway, the tanker wagon that delivered diesel oil to Tüpraş on November 24, 2011 was derailed and the railway line was disrupted. After the accident, TCDD teams started to repair the railway without closing, taking into account the density on the line where 12 express trains and 5 freight wagons pass an average of 30 crossings per day. During the repair work, passenger and freight trains using the railway route were warned to travel at a maximum speed of 20-25 kilometers per hour in this region.
2 TRAIN CASE MORE
However, despite these warnings, two more trains were derailed due to the broken tracks on the railway. On December 15, 2011, the last wagon of the freight train, consisting of 20 tankers that shipped fuel oil and diesel from Kırıkkale from Kocaeli to Körfez district, derailed in the same area. Most of the railway was damaged after the accident. After this accident, the second wagon of the Anatolian Express, consisting of 04.45 wagons with 391 passengers, which made the Ankara - Istanbul flight at 8:11207 yesterday morning, was derailed in the Örencik district of Alifatpaşa Town, Geyve District.
Luckily, the wagon did not topple over, as the passenger train traveled at 147 kilometers at the dangerous point of the railway, 150 and 20 kilometers. While TCDD officials confirmed that this line was defective, it was stated that repair works are continuing in the damaged section of the line.
Source: Focus Haber