Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, in his written statement, after the 10-day midterm holiday that started on Friday, November 9th; announced the data on the number of passengers who prefer high-speed trains in their travels. Minister Uraloğlu stated that passenger demand for high-speed trains, as well as Marmaray and Başkentray, increased in record numbers.
CITIZENS DURING THE 9-DAY SEARCH HOLIDAY; HE PREFERRED 'HIGH SPEED TRAINS'
Minister Uraloğlu, through the General Directorate of TCDD Transportation, direct and combined with YHT bus and YHT train connections on Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-İstanbul, Ankara-Konya, Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-Karaman, Konya-İstanbul, Karaman-İstanbul, Eskişehir-İstanbul lines. He stated that 80 million 130 thousand 856 passengers and an average of 40 thousand passengers per day have been served so far by high-speed trains reaching many cities by transportation. In his statement, Minister Uraloğlu stated that this number increased due to the mid-term holiday and new records were broken on some lines of high-speed trains.
DAILY PASSENGERS IN ESKİŞEHİR-İSTANBUL YHT voyages REACHED 1.189
Minister Uraloğlu, since the Eskişehir-Istanbul Express YHT services started on September 10, 2022; Stating that approximately 371 thousand passengers were transported,
He stated that after the 9-day mid-term break, the average number of passengers increased from 881 to 1.189.
NEW RECORDS WERE SET IN HIGH SPEED TRAIN LINES
In his statement, Minister Uraloğlu said that the number of passengers during the mid-term break increased from 1.969 to 2 thousand 372 on the Ankara-Karaman line, from 4 thousand 852 to 6 thousand 301 on the Konya-Istanbul line, and from 16 thousand 11 to 17 thousand 777 on the Ankara-Istanbul route. He announced that it increased and the same increases also occurred in Marmaray and Başkentray.
MARMARAY BROKEN A RECORD; OVER 712 THOUSAND PASSENGERS IN MARMARAY IN A DAY
Minister Uraloğlu stated that Marmaray, the main backbone of Istanbul transportation, has transported 1 billion 2 million 617 thousand 736 people to date. Uraloğlu stated that 712 thousand 766 passengers were transported by Marmaray in one day due to the mid-term break and Marmaray broke the record.
THE NUMBER OF DAILY PASSENGERS IN BAŞKENTRAY REACHED 78 THOUSAND
Minister Uraloğlu noted that a total of 78 million 588 thousand 658 people have been transported in Başkentray, which is integrated with other transportation modes in Ankara, since the day it started service. Pointing out that the average daily passenger number in Başkentray increased due to the mid-term holiday, Minister Uraloğlu announced that the daily passenger number increased from 57 thousand 721 to 78 thousand 177.