TCDD Tasimacilik has completed team and equipment preparation to restart High Speed Train (YHT) services, which have been suspended due to coronavirus outbreak; Waiting for the sign from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure
According to the news of Olcay Aydilek from Habertürk; “TCDD Tasimacilik stopped YHT flights in March after the intercity travels were restricted within the scope of combating the coronavirus epidemic. TCDD Transportation; YHT stated that the tickets for the outline and regional trains will be returned to those who wish without interruption, and the fee for the parts not used in the subscription cards will be given. It was noted that Marmaray in Istanbul and Başkentray trains in Ankara will continue to operate.
The steps of “normalization” started to be taken within a certain calendar regarding the outbreak. Shopping centers (AVM) will be opened on Monday; barber-hairdressers will start to serve again. Turkish Airlines has prepared a draft program for re-flights. According to the draft, it will launch domestic flights in June and will gradually organize international flights.
What is the situation in trains and intercity buses? It is stated that TCDD Tasimacilik is ready in terms of both team and equipment to start the YHT flights, which are temporarily stopped due to the coronavirus epidemic, when the Ministry of Transport gives a sign of “come in”. There is no date for the expeditions yet… However, it is possible that the flights will start in the middle of June after the holiday.
Even if "determination is needed" in the ticket prices of YHT and other trains, there will be no increase. As part of the fight against the epidemic, buses are transported by half of the buses in intercity transportation. Some steps are expected to be taken in this area in June.