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Passenger train surprises by TCDD


The legislation about the train services that are going to be operated by TCDD has been published.

There are many changes in the list, extension of current services, restart of suspended trains and new routes.

Here are highlights from the list:

Sirkeci becomes main station again

The European side trains to Kapikule and Uzunkoprü will start departing from Sirkeci station. For this, we’ll need to wait for the completion of engineering works on Halkali-Kazlicesme stretch.

No main line trains from Istanbul

There’s no main line train running between Istanbul-Ankara in the list. And there’s no other main line train to other cities from Istanbul either.

Ada Express on its original route

The legendary train Ada Express, which is running currently on Pendik-Arifiye with very low frequency is in the list. The route is published as Haydarpasa-Adapazari. This will wait completion of Marmaray project on Asian side. It’s still not clear if the arrival station is Mithatpasa or Adapazari.

Next page: Ankara trains

Written by Onur Uysal

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

2 comments

  1. Thanks Onur this is fantastic news….
    I’m currently on DE22065 on the Erciyes to Adana..
    Kind Regards
    Richard Stirk

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