Intercity passenger transportation by rail is now on the rise after a sharp decline in 2016.
New timetable for passenger trains announced. Most of the main line trains now start to call at less stations and go faster.
The ridership of passenger trains are falling very fast in Turkey.
It’s possible to travel to 30 cities in Turkey by train.
Although trains become popular and competetive in some routes with high speed trains, passengers prefering trains fall in Turkey.
Train services from Istanbul to Bucharest and Belgrade started this weekend.
Passenger trains are getting slightly over 1% of share among all travels.
TCDD ended three regional services this year, Konya-Aksehir, Cerkezkoy-Uzunkopru and Cerkezkoy-Kapikule due to big loss and insufficient demand.
After 3 years, passenger trains restarted running on Balikesir-Kutahya section.
The passenger trains of TCDD may be operated by private companies beginning with May 2018.