After visitors found it more difficult to secure a seat on the popular Vangolu Express, the Van Lake Express has emerged as a viable option. On Tuesdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m., the express connects Ankara with the eastern province of Bitlis’ Tatvan region, departing from the Ankara Train Station. On the way back, the express leaves Tatvan at 07:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The 25-hour journey begins in Ankara and ends in Tatvan, passing through the provinces of Kayseri, Sivas, Malatya, and Elaz. Despite the fact that the railway runs through five provinces in total, it stops at 60 stations along the way, including Arkşla, Battalgazi, and Muş. The express has eight carriages with a capacity of 320 passengers.
The Vangölü Express train provides a delightful journey under the snowy blanket of winter and distinctive landscapes for travel and sightseeing aficionados. After passing via Ankara, Krkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Malatya, Elazig, Bingöl, and Mus, the Vangölü Express arrives in Bitlis’ Tatvan region after around 26 hours.
Travel and sightseeing fans who want to visit the region’s natural wonders will enjoy the Express. The Vangolu Express, which glides across the slopes of snow-covered mountains and natural attractions, allows passengers to see the region’s beauty.
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Travelers who have the opportunity to observe the integrated sceneries of the plains and mountains that turn white with the Murat River enjoy fun with songs and songs on their journey from Bingöl to Mus. Those who have not gone by train in years will enjoy the Vangolu Express, which has a capacity of 9 carriages and 320 passengers. Passengers who converse while drinking coffee brewed on the train offer each other other home-made items.
According to information obtained from the Republic of Turkey’s State Railways, the Van Lake Express, which was temporarily suspended due to the corona virus outbreak and resumed service in July of last year, carried 16,568 passengers in six months. The Lake Van Express carried 4,519 passengers in January of this year.