Completion Date of the Grand Gospel Commuter Lines in Istanbul


Istanbul was the end date of the great gospel suburban lines: a new timetable for the completion of suburban lines of millions of Istanbulites was announced.

Within the scope of the Marmaray Project, it was learned that the negotiations between the Ministry of Transport and the Spanish OHL-Dimetronic companies were over. The ministry gave the company additional time to complete the lines to be completed in June 2015. The Spanish consortium has been working for a long time since the 8 from June to the end of the year. Halkalı-Kazlıçeşme line in September 2016; He promised to finish the Ayrılıkçeşme-Pendik line at the end of 2016.

The Spanish OHL-Dimetronic, Sirkeci- expects millions of Istanbulites to finish as soon as possible.Halkalı, Stopped the work last October, citing cost increases in Gebze-Haydarpaşa commuter pipeline project.

The ministry announced that the work would not stop and the suburban lines would end in June 2015, but it was decided to give additional time to the Spanish consortium.

According to the information obtained from the ministry, the company's additional cost demand was not accepted, an agreement was reached to give additional time. According to this, at the end of this year between Gebze-Pendik; Halkalı-Kazlıçeşme line at September 2016; Ayrılık Çeşme-Pendik line will end at the end of 2016. After the agreement was reached, 8 started again from June.


The Marmaray Project is the longest part of the 66 kilometer Halkalı- Average 150 bin a day in the existing suburban lines between Kazlıçeşme and Gebze-Söğütlüçeşme; 4.5 million people per month were moved. With the closure of these lines, the 213 new bus was commissioned to transport these passengers.


When the project is completed, subway lines and metro lines will be integrated into Marmaray. Gebze-Halkalı There will be a transition between the companies. from Gebze Halkalı travel time 105 will go down in minutes.

Marmaray 2. 43.8 kilometers on the Asian side and 19.6 kilometers on the European side will be improved and the existing suburban lines will be transformed into surface metro with the addition of the third line.


When the project is fully commissioned; two even commuter trains (CR) will work; 3.hat will be used by intercity freight and passenger trains. Furthermore, when the integration with the Marmaray Project is provided, 37 minutes from Bakırköy-Bostancı, 12 minutes from Söğütlüçeşme-Yenikapı, Gebze Halkalı will take approximately 105 minutes.


Within the scope of Marmaray Project, Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci-Halkalı Construction, electrical and mechanical systems tenders were first developed on February 2006. The tender was won by the French Alstom, Japanese Marubeni, and the Turkish-Eastern Construction Consortium 863 with a bid of one million 373 thousand euros. In June 2007, the place was started and the work was started. However, in March 2010, AMD issued a notice of termination on the grounds of low price. Against this, the Ministry of Transport agreed that the reasons given by the contractor is invalid. Upon this, AMD applied to the ICC arbitration at 13 July 2010. The ministry officials informed that the arbitration process is still continuing.

The bureaucrats of the Ministry of Transport stated that this project was financed from the EU sources, so that the procurement procedure, tender procedure and pricing were made entirely within the framework of EU legislation.


The AMD Consortium won the first bid with a bid of 863 million 373 thousand Euros. However, after they quit their business, the Spanish consortium 1 was the winner of the billion 42 million bid. Thus, according to the first tender price 179 million euros had risen.

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