President Erdogan, Gebze-Halkalı suburban train lines at the opening ceremony held in Kartal Square made statements. Erdogan, "Erdogan, about the 8.5 billion pounds spent for the train line," he said.
The busiest and most traffic-intensive traffic in Istanbul is the 75 bin in one direction and the 1 million 700 will carry thousands of passengers a day. Normally, however, this suburban line will carry the passenger who can only be transported by 100 thousand vehicles. In total, along with Marmaray, this line consisting of 43 stations will lead to relaxation in Istanbul traffic through its integration with other lines. We take pride in the fact that 440 from the 300 vehicle that will run on this line was produced in our country.
Marmaray is the most strategic part of this project. From here to the bottom of the sea to Europe. Formerly the train lines to Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci on the European side. We have combined these two lines. We are building another one at Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. The old suburban line is far from answering Istanbul's needs.
It was difficult to cover Istanbul from one end to the other. I would like to congratulate all those who have served the 1,4 billion euro, around 8,5 billion pounds to the present day. With this line, we reach the 170 mileage system length of Istanbul to 233 kilometers.
Erdogan, another feature of this line from London to Beijing to the Silk Silk Road to form the Istanbul stage. He'il go to Beijing from London. With this line, YHTs will not use Pendik as the last stop and will continue until Halkalı. Although Marmaray has been a dream since 1860, no one has taken concrete steps. After a long preparation period, we aimed to finish Marmaray which we laid in 2004 in 2009. Due to the historical artifacts that emerged during the construction period, it extended to 2013. Today, we have moved to further level Marmaray said.