Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said that the High Speed Train (YHT) flights, which were suspended due to the Kovid-19 measures, were launched with the Ankara-Istanbul expedition on 28 May, and the normalization process is proceeding rapidly. Karaismailoğlu stated that the expeditions continue by taking high-level measures in line with the recommendations of the Scientific Committee and that the measures taken especially in the public transportation infrastructure significantly reduced the spread of the virus. Karaismailoğlu Minister, saying that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership in all areas of the normalization process proceed successfully, "Turkey has scored a major success against the epidemic. Our trains are currently serving with half capacity. Our citizens who have received the HEPP (Hayat Eve Sığar) code travel with these train services. ”
YHTs will stop in Polatlı, Eskişehir, Bozüyük, Bilecik, Arifiye, İzmit, Gebze and Bostancı
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that there are 16 YHT flights per day on Ankara-İstanbul, Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya and Konya-Istanbul lines, but they are not enough for the intense demands of the citizens. Minister Karaismailoğlu, who pointed out that these flights were organized with the measures determined by the Scientific Committee, said, “We decided to increase the number of flights to our YHT lines working with semi-capacity upon the intense demand from our citizens. Therefore, in line with the demands of our citizens, starting from June 8, 2020, we put 4 more trains between Ankara-Söğütlüçeşme-Ankara and increase the total number of YHT from 16 to 20.
In addition, high-speed trains will start to stop at Polatlı, Eskişehir, Bozüyük, Bilecik, Arifiye, İzmit, Gebze and Bostancı stations, where they do not stop due to the pandemic. ”
Karaismailoğlu underlined that all the flights will be done by paying attention to the rules of social distance and isolation, and that the passengers are seated in a diagonal order in accordance with the social distance.
"Our priority in all transport modes 'of our citizens health and safety'," said Minister Karaismailoğlu, "our citizens demonstrated against the epidemic since the first day the sensitivity was the sine qua non of Turkey's success in this exam. Hereby, I would like to thank all our citizens. In so far as it is then clamped to each other, Turkey is no doubt that we will remove your league in the world in every field. producing 83 million with the support of Turkey and will continue to be strengthened, "he said.