YHT Disaster Defense from TCDD: Scissors Were Problematic Repairs would take a long time

TCDD senior executives, 13 in Ankara 2018 December 9 people died in the High Speed ​​Train disaster, while explaining the causes of "long-term repair of shears due to the change of line," he said

According to the news of Burcu Cansu from Birgün; “On 13 December 2018, statements about the disaster that 9 people died in the YHT accident in Ankara, which the expert found“ flawed ”, were made by senior executives of TCDD.

TCDD General Directorate of Traffic and Station Department Head Mükerrem A., EKAY Department Head Erol Tuna A., Traffic and Station Department Branch Manager Recep K. and 8. Deputy Regional Service Manager Deputy Ergun T., the reasons for the accident considered say line change ”, in the east of the derailments in the number of derailments proliferated and they went to change the line because of the long repair.

After the expert report, which was found to be "flawed" about 17 managers, including TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın, who entered the investigation file, the prosecutor's office expanded the investigation. TCDD managers were asked about the reasons for the "shifting of the YHT maneuvers from east to west", which was shown as one of the causes of the accident in the expert report.

Mükerrem A., who signed the letter about the change of line, explained the following:

HT YHT 8. Regional Manager Duran Y., 6 December The day before 2018, he called me. YHT Ankara Gar, the scissors in the eastern jihad has become unmanageable for maneuvering, so the YHT maneuvers for two days has not been made from the eastern jihad said.

When I asked why they did not replace the defective scissors, they said that there was no spare, they ordered, what zamHe said that the future is uncertain. Duran Y. said that the YHT maneuvers in the east can no longer be done, that they will accept and dispatch the trains in the west through the working switches of the trains, and that he will make a request to put this in writing. On December 6, 2018, he sent me his verbal requests with the phrase 'very urgent' on YHT Station Traffic Regulations and requested regulation.

So I got on the phone with Ünal S., YHT Traffic Station Management Service Manager. Then his assistant Ergun T. came to my office, I asked why it was seen. He also said that the scissors could not be repaired so that they had actually implemented such an application, that the application had become a written form and that it had to be issued in the case of a general directorate. We have already written down the process of accepting and dispatching the train which has been practiced by YHT Regional Directorate for a few days from the western side. ”

General Directorate of Turkish State Railways. Deputy Deputy Director of Regional Service Ergün T. stated in his statement, amacıyla The proliferation of derailments in the east scissors, the long repair thereof, the intensity to be brought by the Eastern Express and the change in the acceptance and dispatch of the trains in the west, in order to use less distance and labor force ” said.

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