Citizens preferred YHT on holidays: High-speed trains (YHT), which make reciprocal flights from Ankara, Istanbul, Eskişehir and Konya and Eskişehir to Konya, carried 54 thousand 98 passengers during the holiday.
All tickets of Ankara-Istanbul YHT, which was announced to be free of charge for a week by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during its opening on July 25, were exhausted from the first day. With Ankara-Istanbul YHT, 1 thousand 24 people traveled during the holiday.
According to the information received by the AA correspondent officials of the TCDD General Directorate, 26 thousand 30 passengers traveled with Ankara-Eskişehir YHTs, which were held 32 mutually between July 11-732.
While there are 5 bilateral flights on the Ankara-Konya line during the 56-day holiday, YHTs carried a total of 15 passengers on this line.
In 16 flights organized between Eskişehir and Konya, 2 people preferred YHTs for travel.
- Ankara-Istanbul YHTs are full, overflow
In Ankara-İstanbul YHTs, if you put a needle, it did not fall down. Citizens showed great interest in YHTs who made their first flight on Sunday, July 27. On this line, all free tickets until Sunday, August 3, have been exhausted from the first day. A total of 12 thousand 4 passengers were carried on the line, which was carried out 48 times a day for 24 days from 156 mutually on a daily basis.
Thus, 4 passenger 152 passenger 54 passenger 98 travel on XNUMX YHT.
- Citizens are satisfied with YHT
TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman, who met with the citizens at Ankara Gar on the day of Ankara-Istanbul YHT, stated that the demand increased due to the fact that the flights were free and the first flight coincided with the holiday period. Expressing that some citizens waited in queue 1 day before to buy tickets, Karaman stated that despite the high density and long queues, he received positive reactions from the citizens he met. Karaman noted that the only complaint they received was the lack of tickets.
Karaman stated that they planned to carry 5 thousand passengers in the first place on the Ankara-Istanbul YHT route and that they aimed to increase this number to 50 in the following periods.
- TCDD carried more passengers than Kayseri
On the other hand, the number of passengers carried by TCDD during the feast surpassed the Kayseri population of 1 million 295 thousand people. During the holiday, 1 million 333 thousand 338 people traveled on suburban trains, mainly Marmaray, with YHT, outline and regional trains operated by TCDD.
During this period, 341 thousand and 117 people preferred Marmaray for the transition between the two continents, while 120 thousand used the Ankara suburb. The number of passengers carried by Izban for 5 days was 608 thousand 245.
During this period the outline trains carried 53 bin 845, 146 thousand 83 passengers at regional trains.