After a good walk across Ankara, we returned to the railway station. railway station. Now we had to go to Adapazarı (Adapazarı). This is such a city between Ankara and Istanbul.
Our acquaintance with the railways of Turkey began with a board. Well, the fact that it is in Turkish is half the problem, so it is also some kind of illogical. Trains do not appear where they are supposed to be. The names of the stations do not necessarily coincide with the name cities. Try to figure it out, because nowhere is there a list matching station and city.
Railway station in Ankara. Turkey.
Our train was delayed, but we understood this only after not found on the platform nothing like our composition. Have tried Chat with your aunt at Infomation. She is poor and confused us confused, for some reason began to offer us another express.
But that was not the end of it. Just imagine, you sit in waiting for the train, which seems to be late for an hour, but for sure nobody says anything. In English, the staff of the station is not particularly of course. And here, at 12 at night, the board goes out! Our, so to speak, Last hope for information! And after that, the ticket office closes and leaves the aunt on Information! Only cleaners remain, carefully sweeping the floor. The station closed and we are alone on the platform – I’m after this is how our Russian railways began to respect me, imbued with pride in the clarity of their work.
Railway station in Ankara. Turkey.
The train arrived, it was only 3 hours late. And in Adapazari, where we drove, as much as 6 hours. And this is a normal thing, since such trains for the poor, and they are cheaper than the bus. True ride usually all on the seats, as the coupe is 2 times more expensive: 12 lire (240r) sessile, 22 lira (420r) sleeping. Exceptions are fast sit express trains to Istanbul. So if you decide take advantage of the railways of Turkey, consider these points. it By the way, one of the options to travel around Turkey is cheap.
In our sleeper car, only 3-4 coupes were occupied, and in ours only two of us were traveling. Everything inside the car is a bit unusual: a solid corridor, the door to the outside can be opened on the go and on their own what some Turks did on technical stops
Corridor inside the car.
Exit outside. Come and unlock.
Two toilets: European and Asian, plus a room with washbasin. Total 3 rooms for hygiene! But there is no titanium with water! How do you drink tea? And the desired doshirak than flood? Or is it just Russian realities?
Toilet in Turkish.
The coupe itself is also different: soft wide shelves, lower recline so that they turn into seats with armrests. Most touched table. And where can I put a loaf of bread, boiled eggs and potatoes, chopped cucumbers, and a couple of bottles of water? AND in theory for 4 people!
Turkish sleeper car.
On each window is the symbol of Turkey.
And I also liked the ladder on the upper shelves. She is adversary and wooden! And the designers realized that if the top the shelves are lowered, then there is no place to put it.
Ladder on top shelves.
In our car there was no conductor, but he periodically to us came, apparently one on several cars. But in each compartment was air conditioning and temperature controller. There was also a socket, which I charged all my batteries. Here it turns out what Progress has reached! When it’s interesting here in Russia will be trains?
After plenty of sleep on a half-day late train, we went out to Adapazar, and after a couple of hours were already in the town of Karasu. Here we are friends, Russian-Turkish family, father, mother and five were already waiting children
Railways of Turkey.
All parts of the story of our self-directed trip. Of Turkey: Route – Kemer – Antalya – Demre (Worlds) – Olympus and Cirali. – Side – Lake Beyşehir – Cappadocia – Göreme – Ankara – Adapazarı – Karasu – Istanbul
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