CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın evaluated the high-speed train accident, which made the Adapazarı-Pendik expedition, and the Söğütlüçeşme-Konya expedition.
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın pointed out that the recent fatal accidents on the railways in Turkey are still fresh in the memories, and said, “The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure admitted that there were no inspections on the railways in 2020. The accident that came back from the brink of disaster today; showed that the signaling system in railways was insufficient. "This is a complete scandal," he said.
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın evaluated the high-speed train accident that made the Söğütlüçeşme-Konya expedition with the ADA train, which made the Adapazarı-Pendik expedition, which was on the verge of the disaster. Stating that they are glad that there was no loss of life in the accident, Ahmet Akın said, “What is going on in TCDD? The resulting scandalous images show that the government has not learned any lessons from the accidents on the railway. While the government was going to open the Ankara Sivas YHT line, which was postponed 6 times, it was postponed once again and dismissed the General Manager of TCDD on the same day. In addition, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure admitted that it did not carry out inspection activities in order to ensure the safety of life and property on the railways in 2020. All of this shows that the railways, which are considered to be the safest transportation system in the world, unfortunately became known in our country with frequent accidents. The presence of two different trains on the same rail shows that the railway signaling is insufficient in Turkey,” he said.
INVITATION TO NEW ACCIDENTS
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın announced that the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure did not carry out the planned inspection activities on the railways in 2020, citing Covid-19 as a reason, and that the routine inspections of the institutions and units responsible for maintenance were carried out by "remote" certification bodies. CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın said, “The Ministry left the inspection to the certification bodies instead of doing the inspection on the railways where fatal accidents occurred. While the pain of the Çorlu massacre is still fresh, this understanding invites new accidents.”
WE SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC MONTHS AGO
Noting that they announced to the public that the railways were unsupervised months ago, CHP Deputy Chairman Akın said, “There are four main targets determined as inspection activities in order to ensure the safety of life and property on the railways. These; supervision of organizations and units responsible for maintenance; audit of enterprises operating in the railway sector, audit of the safety management system; It is listed as the supervision of the mechanic and safety critical duties. According to the official report, all four targets were not achieved in 2020. So no inspection has been done. The AK Party government is responsible for every accident that will occur,” he said.
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın reminded that the government, which announced the opening of the Ankara Sivas YHT line 6 times, announced that it would open again on September 4, that they did not open on September 4, but that they dismissed the General Manager of TCDD. Ahmet Akın said, “We have made our warnings one after another. The opening was canceled, the general manager was dismissed. This line; It is one of the biggest examples of unplanned power. They declared the collapse of TCDD in the hands of power. The railways, which are the safest means of transportation in the world, unfortunately lost their trust in the AK Party government in our country.