High Speed Train (YHT) services, which are suspended due to COVID-19 measures, are launched on Thursday at 07:00 with the Ankara-Istanbul flight.
The first train is sent off by Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. Karaismailoğlu in statements on the subject, Covidien-19, the first day of emergence of epidemic stating that they apply high-level measures in line with the recommendations of the Science Council against the epidemic since said that the scope of the virus they take precautions before seen in Turkey.
New Rules to be Applied in YHTs are as follows
- YHTs will carry passengers with 50 percent capacity
- Unmasked passengers will not be taken to trains. Passengers must come with their masks
- Passengers will get tickets in advance. It will only sit on the seat they bought. Will not be able to travel on another seat
- No change in ticket prices
- Trains will be disinfectant
- Tickets are only available on the internet for now.
- Sales are expected on Thursdays or Fridays as well.
- HES Code will be entered to purchase tickets
- Passengers will present the Travel Permit to the relevant TCDD manager by hand
- Because of the coronavirus epidemic, YHTs will not stop at the areas or stops called "intermediate stops".
- It will be possible to travel from “one point to another” between Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya and Konya-Ankara.
In the first days of international airlines that particular epidemic began to spread in the world, sea and Minister Karaismailoğlu reminiscent stopped in time with many countries in the railways, "In our country, the case without waiting to occur, then the interest in Europe's disease in addition to all aircraft in Turkey as High-speed trains, conventional trains, BAŞKENTRAY and Disinfection processes were initiated before and after the expedition in all public transportation vehicles including urban rail systems such as Marmaray. On the highways, bus companies and businesses at the stops where buses take a break were instructed to take all kinds of precautions and carry out disinfectant procedures. These efforts were significantly delay the entry of the disease in Turkey, "he said.
A total of 16 Voyages will be held per day
In particular, the spread of the virus, the measures taken public transport infrastructure that significantly reduces Minister stressed Karaismailoğlu, thanks to measures taken by the government said the overall Covidien-19 allows Turkey's biggest success against the epidemic. Karaismailoğlu, who said that the normalization period has started at this point, has announced that they will start to open all modes of transportation cautiously.
Within the scope of Covid-19 measures, Karaismailoğlu announced that the first flight will be started on Thursday, May 28, on railways, which said, “We will send our first high-speed train from Ankara to Istanbul at 07.00 in the morning. Our train will run at half capacity. Only citizens who have received HES (Hayat Eve Sığar) code and travel document will be able to travel this time over the IT systems database of the Ministry of Health. ”
“After the first flight on Thursday, Minister Karaismailoğlu explaining that there will be a total of 15 flights on Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Konya-Istanbul lines,“ We will have 16 flights every day from the first day until the second decision. Our expeditions will be organized with the measures determined by the Scientific Committee ”.
Social Distance Rules Will Be Followed
Karaismailoğlu announced that before March 28, approximately 25 thousand passengers were served on high-speed trains per day, 44 daily trips were made during the winter season and 48 daily trips during the summer season. Minister Karaismailoğlu, who noted that 16 of these trips were between Ankara-Istanbul, 20 were between Ankara-Konya, 6 were between Ankara-Eskişehir and 6 were between Konya-Istanbul, “As of Thursday, Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara- Eskişehir, Ankara "There will be a total of 16 voyages in the Konya and Konya-Istanbul lines, one in the morning and the evening." Explaining that every passenger will be seated on the seat of his ticket due to security measures and that displacement will not be allowed, Karaismailoğlu said that the passengers who show signs of disease at the stations and ticket control points will not be taken to the train.
Stating that it will be mandatory to wear masks at the stations, stations and trains, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Social distance rules will be followed at every stage of the journey. Detailed cleaning and disinfection of high speed trains before and after each time will also be carried out. Our goal is to deliver our citizens safely and healthily wherever they want. For our citizens; we work for the health of our citizens. We are working to bring our citizens to their loved ones. Under the leadership of our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, we will continue our work with our love of service without stopping. ”
"Pandemic holistic measures against Turkey the first country to field, this exam will also be able to manually unity"
Turkey's reflexes shown against the coronavirus outbreak, zamMinister Karaismailoğlu, stating that the measures taken immediately, the struggle he has given on a national scale and his position and power clearly showed the whole world once again, said, “Under the leadership of our President, 83 million have become one heart. As the first country to fight against the global epidemic and take holistic measures against the epidemic, we have no doubt that we will pass this test in cooperation. " used the expressions.