50 Personality Snow Fighting Team of the General Directorate of TCDD works on the basis of 24 hourly, night, day, snow, cold, type and keeps the Ankara-Konya High Speed Train Line open continuously.
TCDD YHT Traffic Manager Mükerrem Aydoğdu said in a statement that the snow plow has been running continuously since February 24, when the snow and type started intensively.
Explaining that they started to keep the railway line open with diesel locomotives starting from the morning hours on February 24, Aydoğdu said, “Since then, we are trying to keep the road open at night with snow plows and we are running the trains”.
Stating that the snow plow clears 50 kilometers per hour, and they do plowing at night due to low speed compared to YHT, Aydoğdu said:
”There are shoots more than 2 meters in places. Even if there is no snowfall, due to wind, we close the road by making shoots and try to open them.
There were times when we could never advance in the previous snow season. At that time, there were shoots that exceeded 5 meters and reached the height of the machine. Unfortunately, we could not advance high speed trains from time to time and there were flights that we had to withdraw. ”
Apart from the snow-shoveling tool, staff working in the hands of scissors, expressing that the line kept open, Aydoğdu said that a diesel vehicle always kept the line open in front of each YHT expedition.
Ankara-Konya YHT line of studies on the 50 kilometer indicating that the intensification of the line to remain open and safe travel with YHT 50 people in the snow-fighting team continued to work intensively reported.
- "Snow and cold can negatively affect the systems of YHT" -
Expressing that there are many safety sensors on the High Speed Trains in order to ensure the best safety of travel, Aydoğdu explained that snow and cold can affect the safety sensors, especially at the bottom of the YHT, and after a while, the train stops automatically advancing for safety. For this reason, Aydoğdu stated that these sensors decrease the speed of the HSTs in winter conditions in order not to be affected, “We pay maximum attention to safely take our high-speed trains. "If we do not affect the systems of the abdominal train negatively and to leave the passenger unsafe in the middle of the road, we advance by slowing down if necessary."
- Other measures taken
TCDD, on the other hand, took a series of measures in order to prevent undesirable situations during the intense and severe winter conditions.
In this context, teams were formed from the relevant service authorities of the Regional Directorates and, if necessary, from the relevant departments of the General Directorate, in order to intervene immediately to the unforeseen accidents and incidents.
In railway trainings, more careful control and inspection, and the brakes of the railway and station wagons are tightened, if necessary, stay secure and secure with wedges. The trains are controlled at certain centers in the train stations and on the route of travel and therefore, the problems that may occur due to heat, light, water and cleanliness are interfered.
For various reasons, long-term (in excess of 2) waiters are provided free of charge on the trains or in the garages by the wagons or from outside, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, packaged foods (biscuits, crackers).
In districts where passengers are busy, the passenger car is equipped with spare passenger car for both main and regional passenger trains.