All transportation networks broke a record in the holiday: During the Eid al-Adha holiday, tickets worth 10 million lira were sold to 200 million passengers carried on 8,5 thousand trips by 340 thousand buses. While more than 4 million people were traveling by rail throughout the country, approximately 3 million passengers were served at the airports in Istanbul and Ankara.
Mustafa Yıldırım, TOBB Road Passenger Transport Sector Assembly President and President of the All Busers Federation (TOF), stated that a total of 18 million passengers were transported with 29 thousand trips organized by approximately 10 thousand buses on September 220-8,5, due to the Feast of Sacrifice. We expected 7,5-8 million passengers to be transported. However, due to the late start of the summer holiday due to the fact that the month of Ramadan coincides with the month of June, and the postponement of the opening date of the schools, there was a dynamism beyond our expectations during the Eid al-Adha holiday, ”he said.
Expressing that the journeys started on September 18 due to the holiday, Yıldırım noted that the return of the passengers who could not find a place on the buses at the weekend continued. Expressing that the returns are especially from holiday destinations, Yıldırım stated that the return to the metropolitan cities on the buses is full and the departures are empty.
Explaining that carrying more passengers than they target during the holiday made the bus companies happy, Yıldırım said, “During the said period, 10 thousand trips were organized with 220 thousand buses. 176 million 52 thousand liters of fuel were consumed with buses covering a total of 800 million kilometers. We sold 8,5 million TL worth of tickets to 340 million passengers. We spend 60 percent of the income from ticket sales on fuel expenses. We give some of this income to personnel expenses ”.
"Blind spots" are entrusted to experienced drivers
General Directorate of Highways (KGM) in public determined by the "blind spot" known as "accidents black spots" Stating bus they pay attention to the companies, the accident black spot over 200 in Turkey has decreased to 65 the work done by KGM than this number He said they wanted it to be dropped.
Reminding that there was a major accident at the entrance of the Bolu Mountain Tunnel, which is one of the mentioned points during the Ramadan Feast, Mustafa Yıldırım said that as bus companies, information was given on the map about "black spots" in trainings for drivers every 3 months.
Expressing that the new captains were given training on "black spots" by experienced captains and trainers and the necessary warnings were made, Yıldırım asked the authorities, especially commercial vehicle drivers, to undergo different training according to the type of vehicle they use.
Lightning, divided roads, intelligent control system on the roads, increased road and marking quality studies with the last 10 year, 50 reduced the accident rate, he added.
Trains at Bayram
According to information collected from the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, more than one million 4 people traveled across the country during the Feast of Sacrifice holiday. On the intercity trip, the 587 bin 22 used the railway, with the Marmaray and the suburban lines approaching the 9 million in the 4 day.
The number of citizens traveling intercontinental with Marmaray during the Bayram holiday reached 1 million 142 thousand 685. 615 thousand 577 of those using Marmaray traveled from Europe to Asia and 534 thousand 731 from Asia to Europe.
9 per day 148 thousand YHT passengers
While the number of passengers traveling by High Speed Train was 147 thousand 587, those traveling by mainline train reached 157 thousand 607. The number of those who prefer regional trains also approached 282 thousand.
During this holiday, a serious increase was observed in the number of citizens traveling especially via suburban lines. Only Ankara suburb carried 9 people in 198 days. The number of people traveling with İZBAN, which connects the two sides of İzmir, reached 670 million people.
Atatürk Airport served over 1 million 743 thousand passengers during this period. While 1 million 203 thousand of these were travelers abroad, 540 thousand 808 were citizens traveling domestically.
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport was also one of the airports carrying the highest number of domestic passengers. At the airport, which hosts 895 bin 461 passengers, the 582 bin 559 has traveled from domestic lines.
The third most used airport in the festival was the Ankara Esenboğa Airport with 332 bin 352 passengers.