Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M. Cahit TurhanHalkalı Stating that they started trial driving on the suburban line, “Test drives will end until the end of this year. At the end of the year, we will complete our remaining productions and offer this project, service and railway to Istanbul residents. ” said.
Gebze-Halkalı Trial drives on the suburban line began with the participation of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Turhan.
Turhan received information from the authorities at the briefing, which he attended at Pendik station and was closed to the press. Turhan, who participated in the trial run of the line after receiving information from the authorities, sat in the driver's seat. Turhan, who also examined the Maltepe Operation Control Center at the Maltepe station, participated in the simulation training organized for the vatman.
Turhan, made statements to journalists in Feneryolu stop. Gebze-Pendik-Sirkeci-Halkalı Expressing that they are examining the works on the construction site of the Railway Project, Turhan said that the improvements in this route, which is important in the suburban system of Istanbul, continue at full speed, and that the new line, station and art works are about to be completed.
Turhan, Gebze-Pendik between the T1 and T2 suburban lines, the completion of the stations, signaling systems, said the installation of the facility.
Turhan said, “The realization rate in our project is at the level of 92 percent.” When the improvement of the suburban lines is completed, Gebze-Halkalı 3 line between the rail will be formed.
Turhan said, “On two lines, a suburban operation will be built in the city, integrated with Marmaray. On the third line, a high-speed train operation that can carry out intercity and freight transport will be possible. ” said.
"Gebze-Halkalı will decrease to 115 minutes ”
Cahit Turhan stated that with the commissioning of the line, the distance between Üsküdar and Sirkeci can be exceeded in 4 minutes.Halkalı will decrease to 115 minutes. ” he spoke.
Gebze, Pendik, Maltepe, Bostancı, Söğütlüçeşme, Haydarpaşa, Bakırköy and Halkalı Stating that high-speed train can stop at the stations, Turhan said that freight trains will be connected by uninterrupted railway line from Pendik to London, and that they can provide transportation services between Asia and Europe at night using the Bosphorus crossing.
Turhan, the high-speed train Haydarpasa connection is included in this project, 4 road, 2 platform and planned to take the operation was passed. Turhan, said the archaeological excavations in the region under the supervision of related boards reported.
“The project amount was 1,4 million Euros of 843 billion Euros”
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Turhan, gave the following information about the suburban line:
“On the Asian side, the distance between Ayrılıkçeşme and Gebze is approximately 44 kilometers. With Kazlıçeşme on the European side Halkalı is about 19,5 kilometers. A 2-line railway system will be established instead of the existing 3-line railway system. We will also put 38 new stations into service. 182 art structures, antiquities and structures to be preserved were built within the scope of the project. The cost of our project is approximately 1 billion 394 million 460 thousand 173 euros. In the project so far, 843 million 368 thousand 670 Euros have been paid to the contractor company. ”
Turhan, the project as a whole of the 96 thousand vehicles will be carried by the passenger transported by this system passed said.
Emphasizing that uninterrupted rail transportation will be established between Asia and Europe with the project, Turhan said, “An important contribution will be made to the traffic jams in the existing bridges serving the Bosphorus. The suburban line will serve 75 million 1 thousand Istanbulites between the two sides of the Bosphorus with a capacity of carrying 200 thousand people per hour in one direction. ” He spoke in the form.
“High speed train will extend to Haydarpaşa”
Cahit Turhan, while addressing the difficulties and disruptions in the project, said:
“Today we started test drives here. Trial runs will be finished by the end of this year. At the end of the year, we will complete our remaining productions and offer this project, service and railway to Istanbul residents. In addition, the high-speed train line is currently running between Istanbul and Ankara to Pendik. Here, in Istanbul, high-speed train service will be provided first to Ayrılıkçeşme and then to Haydarpaşa. ”
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the project Turhan provide significant support, contributed to the project also thanked those who passed.