When the high-speed train project between Istanbul and Ankara is completed in 2013, Sirkeci Station will serve only nostalgic purpose with Haydarpasa.
Minister Yildirim said that the time spent by the Istanbulites to move from one side to the next was 3,5 billion and that this could be a year-long bridge.
A comprehensive meeting with the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım sohbet we did. The minister said that the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train will be put into service before 2014. Binali Yıldırım explained that it is out of question for the Bosphorus Bridge to be completely closed to traffic. Explaining that one Bosphorus Bridge can be built with the time and fuel spent in Istanbul traffic, the Minister said that with the launch of new train projects, Haydarpaşa and Sirkeci will lose their current function.
Source : http://www.posta.com.tr