On the Ankara-Konya YHT line, the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) officials made investigations at Sarayönü location and Meydan Station in order to examine the damage caused by flood waters due to excessive rainfall.
After heavy rain in Konya, the flood waters damaged a part of the Ankara-Konya YHT line, and the services were stopped as the teams at the traffic control center noticed the damage on the line in time.
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, General Manager of TCDD Transportation Hasan Pezük, Head of Railway Maintenance Department Ersoy Ankara, Head of Traffic and Station Management Department Abdullah Özcanlı, Head of R&D Department Ahmet Şirin, YHT Regional Manager Yunus Uğurlu, 7th Regional Manager Adem Sivri and technical A delegation consisting of a team made investigations in the flood area and received information from the personnel about the works. The technical committee also made inspections with conventional and heavy construction equipment.
Potential Danger Detected with Video Security Systems
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun stated that the danger caused by the flood was determined in advance with video security systems based on 24 hours, and the trains were stopped. Upon the attention of our personnel, the damage was detected and our flights were stopped immediately. Today, we made investigations in order to determine the damage and learn the latest situation. No problem with our vents. We started our flights by opening our line in a controlled manner. We completed our work in a short time like 9 hours after the flood.” used the phrases.