Though Toros Express has not managed to attract travellers, the route is prefered by private train tours many times in the past.
Here’s the scorecard of Toros Express:
Departure point is good
Toros Express is departing from Adana. Adana has strong transport connections. Accommodation is sufficient. Adana is in the middle of touristic cities like Gaziantep, Hatay and Mersin.
Arrival point is perfect
Toros Express arrives at Konya. With Mevlana Museum, Karatay Medresa, Seb-i Arus ceremonies, tourism develops fast in Konya. There’s direct flight to Istanbul, HSTs to Istanbul, Eskisehir and Ankara.
Catalhoyuk will be excellent excursion
9000 years old neolothic city Catalhoyuk is right next to Adana-Konya railway, very close to Cumra Station. The ruins are well-designed, deserves more visitors.
Daytime travel is a great advantage
Unlike the trains above, Toros Express runs during daytime which gives chance to take amazing photos of Taurus Mountains. Varda Bridge is on way, deserves a short stop. The return train should also depart early in the morning.