Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said that 29 million people have traveled with Marmaray, which is operated by TCDD Tasimacilik AS and put into service on 2013 October 310.
Turhan pointed out that in Marmaray, which provides safe and comfortable travel between Asia and Europe in 4 minutes, with sets consisting of 637 wagons that can carry 5 people at a time, Turhan said that the number of passengers transported on busy days reached 336, Marmaray's only Istanbul He stated that 'does not only contribute to urban public transportation, but also to the protection of the environment and to the reduction of traffic accidents.
'2018 million people moved in Marmaray in 68 “
Explaining that the flight intervals, which were 10 minutes on public holidays, were reduced to 2018 minutes by adding 13.00 trains between 19.00-32 as of September 7, Turhan said, “Last year, 68 million of the 32 million passengers using Marmaray were from Asia to Europe and 36 million to Europe. While traveling from Asia, Yenikapı was the busiest stations with 29 percent passengers. It was followed by the Ayrilik Çeşmesi, Üsküdar, Sirkeci and Kazlıçeşme stations. " he spoke.
Or Marmaray protects the land of Istanbul with its water “
Turhan stated that more and more citizens prefer Marmaray every year and that the number of passengers increased by 2017 percent in 2018 compared to 7,5.
"Thanks to Marmaray, our citizens have started to prefer transportation by rail system, a significant number of vehicles have been pulled from the road, traffic congestion has decreased and 281 thousand tons of toxic gas has been prevented and a significant contribution has been made to the protection of Istanbul's air, water and soil."
”Marmaray has served 310 passengers until now“
Noting that those who prefer Marmaray save an average of one hour in time compared to those who use other means of transportation, Turhan said that 310 million passengers have total savings of 310 million hours.
K Marmaray will serve YHT and freight transportation “
Turhan, Gebze-Halkalı Noting that the railway route was built as an 3 line, he noted:
“Suburban operations will be carried out on two lines, integrated with Marmaray. High speed train and freight train will be operated on the third line. Therefore, Marmaray is a project that opens the horizon not only for urban public transportation, but also for mainline passenger transportation, the logistics sector and the international railway corridor. Uninterrupted rail transport will be available from Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway, which is an important part of the 'Trans-Caspian International Transport Route', which was commissioned on October 30, 2017, to Beijing and London. "
Ze Marmaray Gebze-Halkalı 1 million 200 will carry a thousand passengers a day when it is put into service arasında
Marmaray's Gebze-Halkalı Expressing that 1 million 200 thousand passengers will be transported a day with the completion of the line, Turhan stated that this project, which brings the continents together, will make a great contribution to the identity of Istanbul's world city.