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.
Touristic Dogu Express timetable
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.
Balıkesir-Kutahya train timetable
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.
Pendik Adapazari train timetable
Divrigi trains reorganized
One of the three Sivas-Divrigi trains is cancelled. Instead, Erzincan-Divrigi services increased.
Erzincan Divrigi train timetable
Cover photo: Onur Uysal ©
I see the Sivas-Divrigi train via the old line (Karagol) has been cancelled. Do you think this is permanent and is the old line closed to all traffic? I think this was one of the last karma trains in Turkey before it became a DMU.
I guess so..
Thanks. I can’t find the Elazig – Tatvan local trains either. Have they stopped or perhaps now not advertised?
Their timetables not published forva long time, though they are running. I guess still so.
What is the best winter sightseeing in turkey via which train I have to take in 2 days time. Thanks
Dogu or Touristic Dogu. 24-30 hrs.