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10 experiences that you can live only in trains

4. Work and travel

Would you like to travel and work at the same time? It may be a unique experience to travel with your team and clients while doing your meeting and working on your project around a table. And if you get bored of working, you may watch the view or listen to the voice of train. Conference wagon will surely be an unforgettable organization of your company.

5. Restaurant pleasure

What can be better than combining a travel with an excellent dinner? Once, travelling between Ankara and Istanbul was a fun. A restaurant pleasure lasting till late hours before having a nice sleep till your destination on Ankara Express.

Restaurant wagons are now not many, menus are not rich, no ambiance, no alchol. TCDD had already lost the passengers who prefered trains only for restaurant cars.

I think restaurant car is still a big pleasure even with this insufficient service. And in new HST sets, a nice restaurant car exists which may be a sign that TCDD will give more importance to caterging issues in the future.

Restaurant Car - Steve Hobson
TCDD restaurant car. Photo: Steve Hobson
6. Luxary and privacy

There’s a solution in Turkish high speed trains where you can combine business with pleasure, luxary with privacy. It’s a business class compartment with 4 seats. Only on Ankara-Konya route for now.

business kompartımanları
TCDD HST business compartment. Photo: Onur Uysal

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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