Citizen loved YHT very much: Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train carried about 5 passengers on the first day of its flight. "It is a dream to be able to go to Ankara in 3.5 hours," he said.
Inaugurated last week by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Turkey's 70-year dream Ankara-Istanbul YHT first day of great interest. YHTs, which showed intense interest for the citizens due to the free of charge for 1 week and the first time of the feast period, made 6 trips, 6 departures and 12 arrivals as of the first day. About 5 thousand passengers used YHT on the first day. Citizens have long queues to buy tickets. On the second day, YHT, which attracts great interest from the citizens and reduces the travel time between Ankara and Istanbul to 3,5 hours, can reach 250 kilometers per hour. Ticket prices for the Ankara-Istanbul line were set at 70 lira. Ticket prices will be free for under 7 years old, 7 lira for children 12-35 years old, 65 lira for people over 35 years old, and 55 lira for students. Citizens using YHT said, “It was like a dream to reach Ankara in 3.5 hours. We got this comfort with YHT. God bless everyone who contributed. ” Making a statement at the end of the first day, TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman said, “We were planning to carry 5 thousand passengers a day on the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train (YHT) line. This happened, we aim to increase the number of passengers to 50 thousand in the future. Noting that 25 million citizens live on the Ankara-Istanbul line, Karaman said the only complaint they received was the lack of tickets.
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Citizens who went to feast, bought tickets for the coming days as of the first day. Tickets are completely sold out. It is reported that the capacity will be increased up to 5 thousand in the future in YHT, where 50 thousand people travel. The mini restaurant in YHT has also attracted the attention of citizens from the first day.