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TCDD’s long distance services


TCDD – or to be more exact TCDD Tasimacilik AS – operates just sixteen classic long-distance train services (as opposed to the YHT network of high speed trains).

Routes and timetables of some trains changed since this post published. Please click the related links for up-to-date information.

Unfortunately in recent months the service provision has been seriously eroded because of electrification and modernization works.

This is a train-by-train analysis of the situation from 11/07/16, with the start of Baskentray works in Ankara. All trains run daily, unless otherwise specified.

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Index Section Page Train completely cancelled because of engineering works 2 Trains currently unaffected by engineering works 3 Trains curtailed or diverted because of engineering works 4

Written by Jeff Hawken

I am an independent railway consultant, specializing in Operations Planning. I share my time between the UK and Turkey, and travelling around Europe by rail. I am also a Tutor for the Institution of Railway Operators Degree Course, Operations Planning module.

2 comments

  1. That’s a really useful list – especially the links through to the services showing a map of the running route.

    During happier days in Syria in 2005, I took the Toros express between Haydarpaşa and Halep (Aleppo) with just a single old Syrian sleeping car attached to the end of the otherwise modern Turkish train.

    Hopefully the Turkish rail network can host reliable services again once this current period of frenetic infrastructure renewal is over.

  2. I would like to travel by train from :
    Şanliurfa to ankara to Kastamonu.
    On 15 march afternoon?
    – pl Help in English
    İsmail ( phone: 05338861941 english/ arabia
    Ör 05324251897 Turkish)
    Teşekkür ederim

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