Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated that the demand for passengers for the Eastern Express, which operates on one of the world's first 4 most beautiful train routes, is increasing day by day, so they started working with the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy to put the Touristic East Express into service.
Turhan stated that they agreed to move the Touristic East Express from Ankara to Kars on May 29 at 20.00, and said, “The Touristic East Express will have a capacity of 120 people. The train, which will consist entirely of sleeping cars, will complete the Ankara-Kars track in 27 hours. ” said.
Turhan said that the Eastern Express, which started its first flight on May 15, 1949, was operated by TCDD Tasimacilik AS General Directorate on the Ankara-Kars line.
The train, the 300 kilometer of the thousand kilometers per hour, indicating that the turn, Turhan, 25 station during the journey is focused on the station reminded.
Turhan said that Doğu Ekspresi is still continuing its trips with 2 generators, 1 administrative wagon, 4 beds, 4 pulman, 2 couchettes, 1 dining car within the framework of infrastructure and technical conditions.
“Passenger demand to the Eastern Express, which travels on one of the top 4 train routes in the world, is increasing day by day. High quality service is offered to all ages, especially young people, nature lovers, groups who want to take pictures, at economical prices. ”
Touristic East Express Plan
Turhan emphasized that as a result of the efforts of the Ministry to increase the interest in the Eastern Express, the journeys are shared on social media, the journey is seen as an extraordinary holiday option and its demand is increasing day by day with the effect of the cooperation with tour operators. He stated that he was asked to make new train services.
Turhan said that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with the aim of increasing domestic tourism, was asked to build a new train for tourism between Ankara-Kars and Ankara, reminding that they had a meeting with the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy. told.
“As a result of our meetings with our minister, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, we agreed that the 'Touristic Eastern Express' will be the first time from Ankara to Kars on May 29 at 20.00. Our train will stop at the Kemaliye and Erzurum stations of Erzincan on the way from Ankara and the return train at the Divriği and Bostankaya stations of Sivas. ” Turhan said that they will ensure that this concept will be implemented in other lines in the future.
120 passenger capacity will be
Pointing out that the touristic Eastern Express's stops and times on the Ankara-Kars line are planned in line with the demands of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the passengers are planning to visit the historical and touristic places.
“Touristic East Express will consist of 2 wagons, 1 services, 6 meal and 9 beds. The train will have a capacity of 120 people. The train, which will consist entirely of sleeping cars, will complete the Ankara-Kars track in 27 hours. The train, which will operate every other day on the Ankara-Kars-Ankara line, will depart from Ankara at 20.00 and from Kars at around 23.00. ”