The Tourism and Tourism Ministry and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure were put into practice. Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy participated in the ceremony held at the Historical Ankara Station and explained the steps to be taken for the development of the touristic train. Minister Ersoy said, ye After a while we will put into service the other points. We will also work for trains to neighboring countries. Kom
As a result of the cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure for the purpose of meeting the increasing demand for passengers, increasing the demand for better services and increasing domestic tourism, the expedition of the Tourism Eastern Express was established between Ankara and Kars.
Tourism Eastern Express departed for the first time at 19.55 after the ceremony held at the historic Ankara Station.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, in his speech at the ceremony, 2023 tourism targets and in order to achieve the goal of the diversification of tourism in all provinces to achieve the aim of diversification, he said. Mr. Ersoy stated that the Eastern Express is one of the projects within this scope and continued as follows:
Edik As a ministry, we wanted to diversify tourism and spread it in 81 provinces. There are many famous tourist trains around the world. This project was developed to ensure that 50 and 3 stand at the 2 point for a long time instead of stopping at the XNUMX point for a period of two minutes each, and to ensure that the cities and districts in Kars, not only in Kars, but also in the crossroads, are fully benefited from tourism.
Our train passengers will have a chance to visit these places in detail with the tours organized by the regional agencies and tour operators in the long stay periods, they will catch the gastronomy and they will have the opportunity to shop. Tren
Minister Ersoy, thus contributing to the development of tourism, underlining the contribution, bir As a full tourism tourism is our goal after a certain time to bring it to foreign tourists. Our aim is to make this journey, which is popular for local tourists, become popular among foreign tourists and tour operators in time. So to make an expedition to serve domestic and foreign tourists. Hizmet
Ere We will try to make the flights to neighboring countries “
Minister Ersoy, it is a start, more advanced stages will be passed over by telling, said:
Anım We talked with the Minister of Transport, Mr. Mehmet Cahit Turhan. From now on the day is moving excessively and have the capacity to get more than the 2 wagon. In the first instance, the 2 wagon will be added as soon as the demand is received, and then it will be converted into a daily expedition. After a certain period of time, we will be able to activate other points. I hope we will add new routes such as Touristic Van Lake Express and Touristic Diyarbakir Express. We plan to set them up during the year. We will plan how to connect these tourist trains with neighboring countries. We want Turkey are not limited to the tourist train. In the third stage, we will work out how to bring this into the neighboring countries. Üçüncü
Tren Demands are increasing for conventional passenger trains “
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun said that with the support of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and with the support of the government, the railroads grew and developed with the priority transportation policies of the railroad implemented since 2003.
In the recent years, the contribution of the tourism industry to the development of the railroads have gained a new dimension, indicating the appropriate, "High-speed trains, as well as the changing tourism phenomenon in our country with the demands for comfortable conventional passenger trains are increasing. The Eastern Express, operated between Ankara and Kars, which is one of the best routes in the world, is one of the leading ones. Eastern Express passengers are experiencing the insatiable joy of depicting the fascinating beauties of Anatolia from the train window. Doğu
Uygun, Tourist will be the beauty of all cities and towns along the course of the Eastern Express, indicating that the route of Ankara-Kars, the new train has the comfort of the hotel, he said.
After the speeches, Ersoy and other participants signed the signpost “Eastern Express of Tourism ılar. Minister Ersoy, the first ticket at the ceremony also gave the gift to the passenger. Later, Tourist Orient Express was sent off for the first time.
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Transportation Selim Dursun, previous Minister of Transport Ahmet Arslan, AK Party Deputy Prime Minister of Erzincan Suleyman Karaman and AK Party Sivas Deputy Ismet Yilmaz also attended.
Capacity of 120 people
From Ankara on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; The train to be operated from Kars on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday will move from Ankara to 19.55 and from Kars to 23.55.
The train is located in Erzincan, Ilic and Erzurum; When arriving in Ankara from Kars, Divriği and Bostankaya stations in Sivas will wait for a while.
32 will complete the round between Ankara and Kars at the hour.
The train, which consists of a whole sleeper train, will be able to serve up to 120 passengers. The ticket price is 1 only if one person is traveling in 400 room, and two persons are determined as 250 TL per person.