Ankara Istanbul YHT Passengers Stranded in Arifiye

yht passengers stranded on eve
yht passengers stranded on eve

Ankara Istanbul YHT Passengers are stranded in Arifiye. In the morning, after the accident that killed the engineer in Bilecik, 2 Ankara-Istanbul train passengers due to road closure of the train was downloaded from the train was transferred to buses. Passengers who were told to go to Bilecik by bus were directed to Arifiye without any explanation. However, bus drivers in Arifiye did not find the location of the station turned into an ordeal. Passengers waiting for 21.00 in Istanbul lasted until 23.00

According to the news of Ali Ufuk Arikan from Sol News Portal; This morning, the guide train derailed from the tunnel within the boundaries of the village of Ahmetpınar in the center of Bilecik, and hit the wall.

TCDD sent a message to the citizens who were traveling by train within the day after the accident. “Due to road closure, your journey will be provided by bus transfer between Bozüyük and Bilecik. We ask that you take into account the directions of our personnel on the train and in the stations. Sonrası After the message, the passengers started the journeys that turned into an ordeal for themselves.


At 17.00, passengers traveling by train departing from Ankara Train Station were taken off the train in Bozüyük as the message conveyed. However, in spite of the timetable, only the 6 bus welcomed the wagon full of passengers. After a while, the elderly passengers were seated in chairs and buses and minibuses were waited for a long time.

After the arrival of the buses, the passengers thought that they would go to Bilecik, and even without a change in plan and without a single TCDD orientation, the buses left for Arifiye. Information was provided by vehicle drivers in the waiting area where TCDD officials were not present.

Buses did not find the station, someone's tire exploded

The bus to Arifiye could not find the train station, the journey took longer than usual, many vehicles searched for a long time. When the time came to 22.00 many vehicles reached the Arifiye station, one of the tires of the vehicle was punctured and that vehicle was expected to arrive. The train, which should arrive at Istanbul at 21.00, departed from Arifiye at 23.00.


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