Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, combining the Asian and European sides under the sea with Marmaray up to now 295 more than a million passengers between the continents with confidence and comfort in the 4 minutes, he said.
Minister Turhan, "More and more citizens prefer Marmaray every year, there is an increase of 2017 million passengers in 2018 compared to 3,5." said.
Turhan, in his statement made for the 5th year of Marmaray's commissioning, stated that more than 29 million passengers traveled in 2013 minutes between Asia and Europe continents with confidence and comfort, with Marmaray operated by TCDD Tasimacilik and put into service on 295 October 4.
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.
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, and Ayrılık Çeşmesi, Üsküdar, Sirkeci and Kazlıçeşme stations, respectively. ” he spoke.
Cahit Turhan, “More and more citizens prefer Marmaray every year, there is an increase of 2017 million passengers in 2018 compared to 3,5.” 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.
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'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 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.