The attention of YHT machinists prevented the disaster!

ankara istanbul yht expedition disaster froze kilpayi
ankara istanbul yht expedition disaster froze kilpayi

The pain of the train accident in Çorlu, while maintaining freshness, stopped in Ankara-Istanbul YHT Sakarya Arifiye turned out to be disastrous. Thanks to the attention of the machinists and the knowledge of the area in advance, the water on the rails was noticed, the train was stopped


Istanbul-Ankara high-speed train (YHT), Arifiye-Bilecik was out of service due to the landslide that occurred for hours. Thanks to the attention of the machinists and the knowledge of the area in advance, the water on the rails was noticed and the train was stopped.

One dayAccording to Uğur Şahin, the train moving from Söğütlüçeşme to Ankara was stopped due to heavy rainfall in Arifiye. Passengers on the train, "the road was closed due to heavy rainfall, the train stopped for this reason," the announcement was made. The YHT expedition carried out by the flood waters because of the closure of the rails 'temporarily stopped' reported.

According to the information obtained from the head of the railway district due to torrential rainfall asked the traffic controller to control the road. However, after the high-speed train passed, it was decided to do a check. As the line was old, 25 mileage speed YHT machinists were aware of the area and the water on the rails was noticed and the train was stopped. After the rails became clear, the train retreated back to Alifuatpaşa station.

Çorlu accident was connected to the rain
In Çorlu district of Tekirdağ, 25 people lost their lives and 318 people were injured as a result of the overthrow of the passenger train. Ahmet Arslan, the Minister of Transportation of the period, said the accident was “due to the discharge of soil between the culvert and the rail due to excessive rainfall”. In the expert report prepared on the train disaster, it was determined that the accident could be prevented in case of maintenance of grilles.



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