Ada express to start service between Adapazari and Istanbul


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.

Pendik-Adapazari timetable, options and ticketing

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:

Arifiye Sapanca Izmit Gebze Pendik
06:30 06:37 07:01 07:32 07:45
07:25 07:32 07:56 08:27 08:40
15:10 15:17 15:41 16:12 16:25
19:00 19:07 19:31 20:02 20:15

Timetable for Pendik-Arifiye trains is as follows:

Pendik Gebze Izmit Sapanca Arifiye
08:05 08:21 08:52 09:16 09:22
09:00 09:16 09:47 10:11 10:17
17:20 17:36 18:07 18:31 18:37
20:30 20:46 21:17 21:41 21:47

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.

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

2 comments

  1. what is the last route between Sapanca and Istanbul? how far is the station in Istanbul from the old city?
    thanks.

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