Those who want to go to Eskişehir by train from Istanbul have to buy a Konya ticket; Passengers who want to buy tickets from Istanbul Sogutlucesme to Eskisehir on any date cannot find a place. However, for those who want to go to Konya on the same date and by the same train, there are lots of tickets.
The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), according to the prices announced in Istanbul - the price of tickets from Eskisehir trip 55 50 penny pounds. Istanbul - Konya ticket, 103 lira 50 is sold for penny.
If someone goes to Istanbul from Eskişehir by going to the city by buying Konya tickets, extra 48 pounds are coming out of his pocket.
The long-standing practice has attracted those who prefer this path. When a passenger wanted to get information from the TCDD Whatsapp Line, he was informed that the quota application was made from TCDD.
Independent in Turkishdiscussed with the subject, TCDD call center official, if requested Konya tickets can be taken, this ticket can be landed in Eskisehir, he said.
The call center official on the reminder that the difference in price is out of the pocket of the citizen, said that it is the passenger's choice to buy a ticket to Konya and land in Eskisehir.
“Quotas are applied due to commercial policy”
It was announced that some of the seats from TCDD were sold only to passengers traveling long distances:
Due to commercial policy, quotas are applied in Istanbul-Ankara and Istanbul-Konya trains and some of the seats are sold only to long-distance passengers.
“Expect 2020 with high demand”
The TCDD official explained that passenger demand is high on these trains and said, “The number of flights cannot be increased due to insufficient number of YHT vehicles. The production and testing processes of 12 YHT sets purchased from Siemens are continuing. With the commissioning of these sets in 2020, the number of flights is planned to be increased ”.
“Injustice in Eskisehir”
CHP Eskişehir Deputy Utku Çakırözer, who carried this situation to the agenda of the Parliament before, shared the opinion that the quota application should be done in the first hours of the ticket sale but then this application should be removed.
Cakirozer, who described the application with the words “ticket embargo Esk for Eskisehir and emphasized that it is unfair to both Eskisehirs and those who want to see Eskisehir, said:
Ankara-Istanbul train line from Ankara to Eskisehir, a passenger who wants to go 'no ticket' is called. Those who want to go to Eskişehir are forced to buy Ankara and Konya tickets due to the quota application and pay more fees. This practice, which has been increasing in recent days, is aggravating both our citizens from Eskişehir and our citizens who want to see Eskişehir. The ticket embargo to Eskisehir should be abandoned immediately and this injustice must be resolved as soon as possible.