The second of the Eastern Express, where interest has been increasing in recent years, is coming… However, there are many reasons for us to say that this step was not taken with the citizens in mind… The Eastern Express, where tickets were “transferred” to fellow tour companies before they even went on sale, provided more money to both companies. kazanIt not only opens the door to the world, but also increases the "attraction" before privatization.
While the demand for the Eastern Express is gradually increasing, it was even decided to put a second train on it.
Kars Mayor Murtaza Karaçanta said in a statement on the subject, "The Ministry of Transport has requested to take off the second train, the 2nd Eastern Express is coming very soon."
Dogu Express was recently brought to the agenda when its tickets fell on the black market. It is possible to say that this step taken is opening a new door to AKP's money ambition…
The fact that the second of the Eastern Express will land on the rails has led many people to expect “we will find tickets now”.
Yes, the probability of finding tickets is a little more, but this will not happen again through TCDD.
Let's briefly explain…
It has been impossible for a long time to find a place in the Eastern Express, especially in the weeks corresponding to the holiday. The most important reason for this is that the tour companies take all the tickets under their hand with a “covered” agreement with TCDD before the tickets go on sale.
Haber soL has brought the issue to the agenda before, saying to what happened before the New Year, "Tickets that do not exceed 200 TL for a round trip cannot be accessed, and it costs an average of 2 thousand TL to purchase Kars tours, which include accommodation of tour companies and a number of routes within the city. taking it out. According to the rules, although the tickets are offered for sale 1 month in advance, it is seen that even in March, sleeper travels are sold out in the tour companies' trips to Kars. It seems that the Eastern Express is at the mercy of tour companies. It is unknown to which companies and for what fee these tickets were sold”. – News LEFT