Tunnel reunification was carried out in the second subway of the Anatolian side of Üsküdar-Çekmeköy subway.
Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, said, “When we arrive in 2016, 7 million people will use the metro daily in Istanbul. In other words, our people will now make the transportation underground ”.
Speaking at the tunnel assembly ceremony of the Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Sancaktepe-Çekmeköy subway, which is the second metro of the Anatolian side, Topbaş said that they are trying to activate a neglected transportation axis in Istanbul.
Topbaş, 45 kilometers to the rail system when they take the task, they transfer the 125 kilometers, the most accurate solution for urban mobility, said that they knew the subway.
About half of their investments in the Metropolitan Municipality of transportation, explaining Topbas, said:
“We did this mainly to the metro and we continue to do so. The line we are on is an important line that will reach 20 kilograms by adding 4,5 kilometers, and then 24,5 kilometers. This is a line that will eliminate the need of our people coming from Şile to enter the city with their vehicles. With this system, which will be integrated with Marmaray, access and transportation will be provided to every point in the European side of Istanbul. As the Metropolitan Municipality, one of the biggest metro lines in the history of the republic Kadıköy-We made the Eagle for 3 billion liras. We finished the line to Tuzla-Pendik. The last few stations remain, and that is about to be completed. "
Stating that the cost of the Üsküdar-Çekmeköy subway, excluding wagons, is 563 million 889 thousand euros, he said that they plan to open the line at the end of 2015.
Stating that citizens can reach every point of Istanbul in this way, Topbaş said that the journey by metro will take 24 minutes from Çekmeköy to Üsküdar, 12,5 minutes to Ümraniye, 59 minutes to Kartal, 36 minutes to Yenikapı and 44 minutes to Taksim. reported.
Pointing out the importance of the use of rail systems in urban movement, Topbaş said, “Our goal is to have 2016 million people use the metro daily in Istanbul when we arrive in 7. In other words, our people will now make transportation underground, ”he said.
Emphasizing that they continue their investments in every field in order to make Istanbul the most impressive and mentioned city in the world, Topbaş stated that they have done this without making any political discrimination.
Following Topbaş's speech, the tunnel merger at Üsküdar-Çekmeköy metro was realized. Employees also hung the Turkish flag at the junction point.