Üsküdar Sancaktepe Metro Line will carry 700 thousand people a day
Stating that they aimed to introduce 2016 million people to rail systems in Istanbul in 7, Topbaş pointed out the importance of Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe Metro Line in terms of transportation.
Kadir Topbaş continued his words as follows:
“This line will carry 700 thousand people a day. The line has 16 stations and will reach up to 20 kilometers. We are currently at Ümraniye's Bazaar Station with you. So this is the middle of 16 stations. I would like to proudly state here that I thank the contractor firm very much. Gönül Talu Bey is really different, not only with the logic of a business man, but also taking important steps under the name of adding some values to the society, informing and raising awareness.
Stating that very serious work has been done in the metro line project they started in June 2012, Topbaş stated that the line will be put into service before the end of 2015.
Regarding other rail systems to be built in Istanbul, Kadir Topbaş said, “From Çekmeköy, it will land in Üsküdar in 24 minutes. Yenikapı in 36 minutes, Taksim in 44 minutes, and airport in 71 minutes. What a great event, what a system. In the meantime, 126 wagons will be activated. "Another beauty will be experienced when the system is activated with its 58 thousand passenger carrying capacity per hour.
Stating that students will also be trained in metro construction sites, Topbaş read to journalists what Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote in his memoirs about Taksim Metro during his term as Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
CPC will do 22 meter excavation per day
Then, entering the tunnel construction of the subway, studying the work on the ground Topbas, journalists, special tunneling machine (CPC) gave information about.
Stating that the TBM is equipped with advanced technology, Topbaş said, “This device will be able to excavate 22 meters per day. When he starts digging, he also takes the systems and places them. Excavations done so far, engineering vehicle excavations. We started the study of TBM here today ”.
Anatolian Side Kadıköy- Üsküdar, Ümraniye, Çekmeköy and Sancaktepe districts will be connected to each other with the project, which is the second metro line after Kartal Metro.
With the realization of this project, it will be possible to access Üsküdar Square by rail from many parts of Istanbul. With the project, it is aimed to reduce the demand for private vehicles and public transportation, which are concentrated in the centers.
Source : www.cumhuriyet.com.t is