TCDD Announces the Claims of Bird Death in the YHT Line: TCDD reported that the Ankara-Eskişehir YHT line is not on the migration route of birds, but reported on this issue.
The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), the General Directorate of Ankara-Eskişehir stating that on the migration route of birds of high-speed train line in the Environmental Impact Assessment Report prepared in 2006 (EIA) "there is no important and sensitive bird areas" were reported where the detection .
In the written statement made by TCDD, it was reminded that there were news in the media that there was a mistake in the route selection of the High Speed Train and that the train poses a vital danger to migratory birds, and it was stated that the news in question contained incorrect and incomplete information.
In the statement, it was stated that during the test drives of the Ankara-Eskişehir line, which was put into service in 2009, individual bird strikes were experienced.
“Correspondences were made with the World Railways Association and High Speed Train Operator countries on the subject and their opinions were received. Ankara-Eskişehir High Speed Train line is not located on the migration route of birds. The Environmental Impact Assessment Report prepared in 2006 includes the determination that 'there are no important and sensitive bird areas'. The line is not on the migration route of the birds.
On the other hand, research and statistical studies have been conducted on the nesting of birds on catenary poles, and necessary measures have been taken to prevent damage to the nests on the poles where birds frequently nest. "