Additional routes of the Turkish YHT High Speed Line were organized by the TCDD General Directorate Taşımacılık AŞ under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure for volunteers who will go to the earthquake zone. Three YHT trains will operate between Sögutlüçeşme and Konya to carry 1,500 volunteers from Istanbul, Railway Supply reports, citing Railly News.


From the first day of the earthquake, the transportation of volunteers and victims of the earthquake was carried out by trains. More than 1,300 people affected by the earthquake were transported by regional trains between Iskenderun-Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye. In addition, a total of 1,510 earthquake-affected citizens were transported to Kırıkkale and Ankara on 9 trains between Malatya and Ankara via Sivas.

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Waiting rooms, guest houses, social facilities and wagons in Adana, Mersin, Osmaniye, Iskenderun, Diyarbakir, Elazig and Malatya have been opened for use by citizens affected by the earthquake. Thus, 4800 citizens on the first day and 5940 citizens on the second day were able to spend the night in a warm and safe environment.

In addition, the Marmaray Commuter Line and the Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport Metro Line will provide 12-hour uninterrupted service until Feb. 24 to facilitate the transportation of citizens arriving from the earthquake zone.

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