BTS reacts to Sirkeci Railway Station decision

BTS reacted to the decision to take over Sirkeci Station: United Transport Union affiliated to KESK reacted to the transfer decision

The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), the date the right to use the in-built Sirkeci Station Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has transferred. IMM will use the historical station as the place where the private collection in its inventory will be exhibited. Members of the United Transport Union (BTS) affiliated to KESK and Haydarpaşa Solidarity reacted to the said circuit.

According to the news of Rıfat Doğan in İleri Haber, the historical Sirkeci Station within the body of TCDD was allocated to Metropolitan as a result of the protocol between TCDD and IMM. According to the protocol realized within 3 days, IMM will use the historical station to exhibit the private collection in its inventory.

TCDD also approved the request of İETT to use the stations between Kazlıçeşme and Sirkeci for light rail transportation. BTS and Haydarpaşa Solidarity reacted to this circuit.

IMM will exhibit their private collections

Halkalı The IMM request letter regarding the historical station, which was closed after the termination of the flights due to Marmaray and started to operate after Marmaray was opened, went to TCDD on 5 December last year. The article requested that Sirkeci Station be allocated to IMM for the purpose of establishing a city museum, with reference to the fact that a historical place was sought to exhibit the special collections in the inventory of IMM and Sirkeci Train Station was also the focus of local and foreign tourists.

TCDD rated positive

In addition to this request, IETT also requested that the Kazlıeşme-Sirkeci suburban train line be allocated to them in a letter sent to TCDD on November 11, last year, for light rail transportation. Evaluating the two requests, TCDD General Manager Süleyman Karaman and Deputy General Manager Mustafa Çavuşoğlu said in the reply they sent to IMM on February 6 this year, “The line between Kazlıçeşme Sirkeci will be used to our organization in emergency situations and the line section in question will be Within the scope of the protocol to be concluded, it is evaluated positively by our organization to be used by your municipality, and works will be initiated in the event that the protocol to be prepared in this direction is submitted to our organization. " It was said.

Protocol signed in 3 days

Just three days after this letter, on February 9, TCDD stated that the protocol was signed between TCDD and IMM Directorate regarding the allocation of the line between IETT to Sirkeci Kazlıçeşme and IMM's request to establish a city museum in Sirkeci Station. what reported.

In order to be used more economically ...

TCDD, contacted IMM within the scope of the protocol in question and asked to make the findings of the work places organized in Sirkeci station area in a scattered state, to be organized in a suitable way for economic use, and to submit the report to the authority.

Speaking to İleri regarding the protocol, BTS Branch Board Member Ersin Albuz, affiliated with KESK, stated that they will stand against this period and will do their best to cancel it. “TCDD cannot give Sirkeci Train Station. There can be no justification for this, ”said Albuz, and regardless of the historical station, it should be under the control of TCDD”. Albuz stated that public spaces are offered one by one and TCDD lands are one of them, and stated that the last example is Sirkeci Station. Albuz stated that with the said allocation, IMM will build commercial buildings in Sirkeci Station within a plan and that the station will be turned into an income area.

Tugay Kartal from Haydarpaşa Solidarity explained the previous process about Sirkeci Station and stated that the station was wanted to be opened to construction before, but that this was stopped as a result of their struggle. Kartal also said that the historical station was declared a protected area in 1995. The Brigade stated that there is no maintenance renewal project and suburban train operation is not carried out without justification, and that the right of public transportation is denied, on the railway line between Sirkeci-Yenikapı, suburban transportation should be started as soon as possible.

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