Train services in European side of Turkey has restarted with the first train started service between Halkali and Kapikule yesterday.
TCDD – or to be more exact TCDD Tasimacilik AS – operates just sixteen classic long-distance train services (as opposed to the YHT network of high speed trains).
Due to Baskentray Project, all passenger trains except high speed trains will stop running from/to Ankara.
Passenger train service from Halkali Train Station is planned after the engineering works completed this summer.
Due to engineering works on Malatya-Yolcati section, passenger trains to Tatvan, Elazig and Kurtalan has started ending their service at Malatya.
Train service between Zonguldak and Karabuk started yesterday.
TCDD announced new traveler card for passengers frequently using trains. Here are details of TrenKart which allows you travel with discounted fares:
Passenger trains running on Soma-Balikesir-Bandirma section have been suspended. This will soon be followed by remaining services on Izmir-Soma section.
The catering service, which was suspended in January for reorganization, started last week with a new concept.
Although competition seems to focus on rail freight after liberalization, a stronger competition may be seen for passenger trains soon.