Speaking about the YHT expeditions that started again after a break due to the pandemic but did not stop in Izmit, AK Party Kocaeli Deputy İlyas Şeker said, "This is just the beginning. After the tempo is seen, the train will stop in Kocaeli.
High-speed train (YHT) services, which were suspended on 28 March as part of the coronavirus measures, started this morning. Two months later, the first time was held between 07.00:50 and Ankara. The trains, which will operate at 16 percent capacity, are planned to run 2 times a day. 50 tickets have already been sold. The trains are operated with a XNUMX percent capacity, leaving the side seats of the passengers empty with a sparse seating arrangement, paying attention to the social distance rules and isolation.
Speaking about the train not stopping in Kocaeli, İlyas Şeker said, But don't worry, nobody can ignore Kocaeli. In a city that provides 14 percent of the economy, there is no such thing as a train stop. It will probably open. However, I called the general manager and said that Kocaeli should be given a quota. It can be done like this; For example, 180-5 quotas are given to Kocaeli on a 10-person train. Until the last hour, those quotas are kept. If those tickets from Kocaeli are not sold, they are allowed to be sold from Istanbul in the last hour. But I repeat, no one should worry, at the end of cautious steps, the train will stop in Izmit anyway.