Number of HST services increases from 26 to 36 as of today.
As situation gets better about pandemic, new HST services will begin to meet the increasing demand. Number of services increase from 26 to 36 beginning from today. New services are as follows:
- Istanbul-Ankara HST: 7 daily departures in each direction
- Ankara-Konya HST: 5 daily departures in each direction
- Istanbul-Konya HST: 3 daily departures in each direction
- Ankara-Eskisehir HST: 3 daily departures in each direction
First departure on Istanbul-Ankara route will be express service, calling only at Sogutlucesme, Pendik, Eskisehir and Ankara. The travel time drops down to 4:20 with this express service.
2 new bus connections start from Konya: Antalya and Alanya.
Considering the forthcoming regional fest, all HST tickets until 31th of July are now on sale.
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Hi! Thanks for an interesting blog about Turkish Railways in english! Continue blogging, people are happy to read you!
How about HST to Sivas? Are they already in the timetable?
Many thanks for kind words. Ankara Sivas HST will begin within a few months.
Great news Onur. Hoping to one day get back to your beautiful country and do a heap of train travel.
Hey Onur, what about international trains. Istanbuld to Bucharesti? Are they still out of order tue to Covid 19?
Unfortunately yes, all are still suspended.
Onur any updates on the line opening Sivas – Samsun, also mentioned a new Ankara to Karabuk or Zonguldak service.
Unfortunately no. We seem to see new services not before end of pandemic.
Dear onur thanks for keeping us updated with Turkey’s last rail updates regarding all aspects of rail , as so I would inquire if there is still ordinary or precarious steam train journies taking place any area on Turkey’s rail network and when , if not , with your rail connections you may propose such a proposal , beside this as for an Istanbul`s tourist most of times is there diesel loco hauled passengers train’s trips in Istanbul or even nearby , if so please kindly inform us with it and it’s schedules , with regards
Many thanks. TCDDT seems to focus on freight and hardly meets the demand with its fleet. Only some of the passenger services started after c19 suspension. So a steam tour will not be easy to organize. Tracks from İstanbul in both directions are already electrified. So no chance of hearing Diesel engine near way around.