Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's FSM Statement: 'Metrobus Expedition Times Turned into Winter Schedule'

metrobus timetable changed to winter timetable
metrobus timetable changed to winter timetable

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will request the Ministry of Transportation to reduce the usage fees of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Eurasia Tunnel in order to provide different alternatives to the Istanbulites using the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the 15 July Martyrs Bridge during their maintenance works.

Maintenance works carried out by General Directorate of Highways in Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, one of the lifeblood of road transport in Istanbul, started in June.

Within the scope of maintenance works on the bridge, existing asphalt and insulation layers will be removed, steel deck will be insulated and new asphalt layers will be laid.

When it is necessary to repair the superstructure in the coming years, traffic will not be affected much as only the top layer will be renewed.

At 2016, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is opened to traffic and prohibition of heavy vehicles entering Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, and asphalt renovation works are expected to be performed at least once a year.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will request the Ministry of Transportation to reduce the usage fees of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Eurasia Tunnel in order to provide different alternatives to the Istanbulites using the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the 15 July Martyrs Bridge during their maintenance works.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Department of Transportation, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge work in progress, vehicles will often turn to relieve the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, 1. He wrote an official letter to the Regional Directorate and agreed on a solution.

15 July An additional lane will be opened in the Martyrs Bridge in the direction of Asia-Europe during the peak morning hours and in the direction of Europe-Asia in the evening. Additional lane application will be started as of 02.07.2019 date.

In order to take some precautions at the entrance of Eurasia Tunnel, Istanbul Security Directorate was interviewed. In the morning and in the evening, at the peak hours of traffic, it was agreed that there would be no narrowing of lanes for traffic control at the tunnel entrances.

Currently, the bridge is closed to the 4 lane transport in the Euro-Asian direction on the bridge, and traffic flow is provided from and to the two lanes on the opposite platform.

Once the works are completed, this time the 4 strip in the Asian-European direction will be closed to traffic and transportation will be provided from this platform.

During the works at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, where 200 thousand vehicles pass per day, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality took various measures in order to make the inhabitants less affected by the traffic density.

Metrobus flight intervals were rearranged. Metrobüs times were changed to winter timetable.

There will be additional 300 flights per day along the line.

In the Söğütlüçeşme-Zincirlikuyu region, which is affected by heavy traffic, an additional capacity of 38 thousand is planned per day and 48 thousand is planned across the line.

For the Altunizade station, 07: 00-09: 00 is scheduled to run between 2,5 once a minute and 5 once a minute during the day.

In addition to increasing the number of BRT flights, sea transportation has been made more active.

Prior to the maintenance work on the bridge, 2 was carried out daily with 15 minutes by 106 vessel in the İstinye-Barred Ferry Line, this time interval was increased to 12 minutes and the number of daily voyages was increased to 114. Normally, this line opens at 06: 45 in the morning and closes at 9 in the evening. Currently, flights continue until the vehicle stock is exhausted. For example, the last time on Friday was at 23.30 at night.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is following the demand for the use of the ferry by car. In the coming days, if there is a need due to traffic density, ferry will be added.

There are 24 ferry services on the European side between Eminönü-Sarıyer and Üsküdar-Beykoz on the Bosphorus line, and 16 ferry daily on the Asian side. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge with the study, it was determined that the fullness of these lines did not increase significantly. If necessary, regulation will be made.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will continue to work in cooperation with institutions until August 17, when the maintenance works on the bridge will be completed, in order to ensure that the residents of Istanbul are not affected by the traffic density.

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