In the train accident, which cost 9 lives in Ankara, the scandals do not stop. It was revealed that there was a problem with changing scissors 5 days before the accident.
Train accidents in Turkey is experiencing, the authorities do not pay a price. After the train accident in Pamukova, where 15 people died on September 2004, 38, Binali Yıldırım, the Minister of Transport of the period, said, “I am very comfortable. I did not use that steering wheel, my brother ... ”he replied. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan made the statement, "The signaling system is not a sine qua non for railroad operation" in the statement he made after the YHT accident on December 13, 2018, where 9 people died and 86 people were injured.
CumhuriyetAccording to Cüneyt Muharremoğlu, the authorities do not accept their responsibilities in train accidents, while scandals about the YHT disaster in Ankara do not end. It was revealed that the Vehicle Maintenance Service Directorate of TCDD, 5 days before the accident, warned the Corporate Safety Management Department that there was a weakness in manual (manual) shear changes. In the document signed by the Operations Manager M. O of 5 December 2018, three ways of the station were closed for use due to signaling and scissor work within the scope of the Başkentray study, and maneuvers were started to be carried out in the east of the station before the sets from the west were re-shipped. During this period, the maneuvers carried out with the guarantee of the train constituents and the events during the garage arrivals of the trains are presented in the attached list. It is concluded that there has been a weakness in manual scissor operations lately. ” Five days after this article, the scissors Osman Yıldırım forgot to move the scissors that would direct YHT from Line 1 to Line 2, and the disaster at Ankara Train Station occurred.
The inspection report of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Ankara on 14 March 2019 450-page inspection report has reached the prosecutor's office. According to the report, which was announced to be commissioned before the completion of Başkentray Project, there was a delay in the completion of the signalization due to 'project changes made due to unforeseen situations'.
“CANNOT BE TOLERATED”
Before the opening of the Ankara-Sincan line, the necessary risk analysis was not performed. Risk analysis was performed only at 10 April 2018 in Kayaş-Ankara-Sincan suburban line. In this analysis, m the risk of entering the suburban road due to incorrect scissor arrangement is unacceptable / undesirable level “was determined. Thales made a second analysis at 24 April 2018. In the second analysis, the risks that may occur during the manual operation of the scissors are shown and the personnel should take on on-the-job training on the risks and precautions.
Another issue that draws attention to the report is related to TCDD. TCDD, due to the absence of a signaling system, warned of the risks to be experienced, but opened the line by using the right to discretion. TCDD, however, began to take additional measures three days after the accident.