Adapazari-Istanbul regional passenger train service will start again on 5th of January 2015, which ended about 3 years ago due to construction works of high speed train and Marmaray.
Name of the service will be “Ada Express” which is going to run between Arifiye and Pendik, 4 times a day in both directions.
Ada Express will call at Arifiye, Sapanca, Izmit, Gebze and Pendik.
By 2015, trains will call also at Korfez, Derince and Buyukderbent stations.
Other stations on way, Diliskelesi, Tavsancil, Hereke, Kirkikievler and Kosekoy will start to be used in 2016.
Timetable for Arifiye-Pendik trains is as follows:
Timetable for Pendik-Arifiye trains is as follows:
Standard ticket is 16 TL (about 6 €).
The service from Pendik to Arifiye will last 76 minutes. TVS 2000 type full-automatic air conditioned coaches will be used. These coaches are being produced by Tuvasas in Turkey, using Y-32 bogies designed for speeds of up to 160 km/h with double stage vertical suspension system.
The new electric locomotives of TCDD, Hyundai E68000s are expected to be used for traction. 35 Hyundai E68000 locomotives were produced 8 of which are almost ready for approval and service.
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