Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, in his statement due to the 5th year of Marmaray's commissioning, over 29 million passengers operated by TCDD Tasimacilik on October 2013, 295, with confidence and comfort in 4 minutes between Asia and Europe. He said he was traveling.
The number of passengers transported by Marmaray has exceeded 295 million
Minister Turhan said, “With Marmaray connecting the Asian and European sides under the sea, more than 295 million passengers have crossed the continents in 4 minutes until now. More and more citizens choose Marmaray every year, compared to 2017, there is a 2018 million passenger increase in 3,5. ” said.
Marmaray can carry one thousand 637 people at once
Explaining that the number of passengers transported on busy days in Marmaray, which is carried out 637 times a day with sets consisting of 5 wagons that can carry 333 people at a time, Turhan said that Marmaray is not only for the city's public transportation in Istanbul, but also for protecting the environment and reducing traffic accidents. He pointed out that he made a great contribution.
32 additional trains were added to Marmaray
Turhan said that the flight intervals, which are 10 minutes on full holidays, have been reduced to 13.00 minutes by adding 19.00 trains between 32 and 7 since the beginning of September, “295 million of 142 million passengers using Marmaray from Asia to Europe, 153 million from Europe to Asia While traveling to Istanbul, Yenikapı is the busiest station with a 29 percent passenger rate, respectively, Ayrılık Çeşmesi, Üsküdar, Sirkeci and Kazlıçeşme stations. "He said.
Turhan stated that, with the commissioning of Marmaray, approximately 27 thousand vehicle owners prefer Marmaray annually, thereby avoiding the release of 270 thousand tons of toxic gas to the environment while saving about 6,5 million dollars of toxic gas.
Marmaray with 295 million passengers saved 295 hours
Pointing out that those who prefer Marmaray save an average hour of time compared to those using other means of transportation, Turhan pointed out that approximately 295 million passengers save 295 million hours in total.
"Gebze- Halkalı The line is being built as 3 lines. A suburban operation will be built on 2 lines, integrated with Marmaray. On the third line, high-speed train and freight train will be operated. Therefore, it is a project that opens the horizon not only for public transportation in the city but also for the main line passenger transportation, logistics sector and international railway corridor. Uninterrupted rail transport to Beijing and London can be made from the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line, which constitutes the important leg of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route and was put into operation on 30 October 2017. ”
Marmaray contributes to Istanbul's world city identity
Marmaray's Gebze-Halkalı Emphasizing that 1 million 200 thousand passengers will be transported daily with its full service, Turhan stated that this project, which brings the continents together, will also contribute to the identity of the world city of Istanbul.
TCDD Transport carried 43,4 million passengers in HRCs
TCDD General Directorate of Transport operated by high-speed trains (YHT) to date with the 43,4 million passengers have been transported Turhan, also in the last year, a very high demand for the Eastern Express and Van Lake trains, including the use of conventional trains, the number of passengers using high increases observed She pulled. Turhan, the train system is ignored in the days of the service is now far behind, he said.