Train Crash on YHT Line in Bilecik, 2 Machinists Lose Their Lives

bilecikte train crash machinist lost his life
bilecikte train crash machinist lost his life

Two engineers lost their lives in Bilecik due to the derailment of the guide train in the tunnel.

Electric guide locomotive 68059 starting from Ankara and proceeding to control Eskişehir- Alifuatpaşa - Eskişehir Yüksel High Speed ​​Train (YHT) line, on the return road (Alifuatpaşa-Eskişehir) at Km.216 + 145, at 06.08, Ahmetpınar village in Bilecik center In the tunnel within its borders, it derailed and hit the wall.

Gendarmerie and 112 Emergency Service teams were dispatched to the region upon notice. In the accident, the driver of the guide train Sedat Yurtsever and Recep Tunaboylu lost their lives.

Istanbul-Konya and Istanbul-Ankara lines were temporarily closed, investigation was initiated about the accident learned.


Bilecik Governor Bilal Senturk, the locomotive, Eskisehir and Ali Fuat train stations in Sakarya daily YHT line is a guide train that controls the morning hours, he said.

Referring to the first determinations made after the accident, Şentürk said: “Unfortunately, our locomotive entered the place where it was supposed to go with 30 kilometers per hour, out of control, crashed from the rails, and hit the wall at the entrance of the tunnel. In this way it is dragged up to 200 meters. Unfortunately, two of our engineers in the locomotive passed away. AFAD, our gendarmerie, our high-speed train team removed the corpses from the tunnel and got them to Eskişehir where their families were. ”

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