📩 14/03/2020 13:18
Turhan: “Additional high-speed trains were put into service and the capacities of the main and regional trains were increased to meet the increasing passenger demand with the holidays.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca and Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül made a statement on the new measures taken regarding the Corona virus after the science council meeting.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Turhan, emphasizing that there are new measures on the issues related to the Ministry, gave the following information about the measures taken in the railway: it is made. Also, Turkey- with TransAsia Express train that operates between Iran Tehran-Van flights were halted temporarily in the past days. Istanbul- Turkey since March 11 operates between the -Bulgaris Sofia Express flights were canceled. "
Minister Turhan said that additional high-speed trains have been put into service and the capacity of the main and regional trains has been increased with additional wagons to meet the increasing passenger demand after the holidays, one of the measures included in the Korona virus measures.
Turhan pointed out that 2466 additional passenger capacity was created on high-speed trains, 7980 on main line and 3900 on regional trains, adding that a total capacity of approximately 14 thousand was provided.
Minister Turhan stated that additional high-speed trains will stop at Eryaman, Polatlı, Eskişehir, Bozüyük, Bilecik, Arifiye, Izmit, Gebze, Pendik and Bostancı stations so that the citizens will have a comfortable journey. He also underlined that the regional trains, which are in great demand among nearby cities, are significantly increased with 65 additional wagons.