While the high speed train accident deeply saddens everybody, no decline is observed in demand of passengers for high speed trains.
Ankara-Konya high speed train crashed a inspection loco soon after it departs from Ankara. 3 loco drivers and 6 passengers lost their lives. While the discussions continue, there seems to change in high demand for high speed train services.
Though it’s weekend, most of the high speed trains have very high occupancy rates as of before-noon time. Here are the ticket availability of today’s HSTs:
Istanbul-Ankara trains have 411 seats and 7 departures in each direction. Trains are all full, a few tickets are available only for late afternoon.
Istanbul-Konya trains have 411 seats and 3 departures in each direction. Trains are all sold out.
Ankara-Eskisehir trains have 471 seats and 5 departures in each direction. Few seats left on early trains, tickets are available only for late afternoon.
Ankara-Konya trains have 471 seats and 7 departures in each direction. Occupancy is low compared with others, tickets are available for all trains except the first.
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