TCDDT announced winter timetables to be valid starting with 8th of December.
There are new services and several changes together with new timetables. Here are them:
Bogazici Express started
The famous Bogazici Express of Istanbul-Ankara route started, this time between Ankara and Arifiye. This service may attract passengers from cities on Istanbul-Ankara route, allowing HSTs run with less stops.
Touristic Dogu departs everyday
The touristic version of Dogu Express starts departing everyday to meet the increasing demand during winter.
Ege Express reaches Kutahya
The route of Ege Express changed many times in the past, shortened every time. Last route was Izmir-Balikesir. Starting from 8 December, Ege Express started running between Izmir and Kutahya.
Less HST departures
Daily departures decrease in Ankara-Konya (7 to 6) and Ankara-Eskisehir (6 to 5) routes. Total daily departures decrease from 48 to 44. Ankara departures from Halkali decreases from 2 to 1.
Trains run faster
TCDDT speeded up many trains. 6 Eylul, 17 Eylul, Pamukkale, Karesi, Izmir Mavi and Izmir-Usak regional trains’ travel time decreased by half to one hour.
Trains stop less
Many stations that two trains used to call has cancelled: Touristic Dogu Express and Balikesir-Kutahya regional train.
Nazilli departures end
Izmir-Nazilli service is extended to Izmir-Denizli. Soke-Nazilli trains are cancelled. No train left starting/ending at Nazilli.
Adapazari departures increased to 5
Ada Express, giving service between İstanbul and Adapazari, now has 5 daily departures in each direction. Last stop in Istanbul is still Pendik.
Divrigi trains reorganized
One of the three Sivas-Divrigi trains is cancelled. Instead, Erzincan-Divrigi services increased.
Cover photo: Onur Uysal ©