Turkey resumes intercity train operations after 2 months

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Intercity train service has resumed on a limited basis in Turkey as the government eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus. Service restarted following a two-month suspension when a high-speed train departed the capital, Ankara, for Istanbul at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday. Trains will make 16 trips daily, connecting the cities of Ankara, Istanbul, Konya and Eskisehir. The trains are operating at half-capacity, and passengers are being permitted on board only with a government-issued code certifying they are not being monitored for a suspected COVID-19 infection. The Turkish transportation minister says any passengers exhibiting symptoms on a train will be taken to a special “isolation section.”