Fund Protocol for the Purchase of Gaziray Vehicles Signed; Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality signed a fund protocol for the purchase of vehicles that will serve in Gaziray Suburban Line. Accordingly, the 63 million-euro fund provided by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will receive a total of 8 wagons in the 4 set.
Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey State Railways (TCDD) in May under the protocol signed on 22 2014 1,5 billion TL budget Gaziray Commuter Rail Project was approaching the end of construction work. With the project, which will create a transportation line with 25 stations with a length of 16 kilometers, 150 thousand people working in the Organized Industrial Zone will have access to faster and cheaper transportation.
Metropolitan Municipality, which draws attention with its mega projects implemented in infrastructure municipality, metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin, who looked like Gaziray Project, which she prepared in order to eliminate transportation difficulties, which is the biggest problem of metropolitan cities, accelerated the studies with special initiatives. Accordingly, in Istanbul, Gaziray Commuter Line Project credit protocol ceremony was held. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin, Islamic Development Bank officials and many guests attended the ceremony. Trade Minister Pekcan wished that the signed protocol would be beneficial to Gaziantep.
About Gaziray Project
With the protocol signed between Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD on 22 May 2014, construction of Gaziray Suburban Line project started on 13 February 2017. Within the scope of Gaziray project, it will be planned to serve as an overpass in order to ensure the continuity of pedestrian circulation while providing access to suburban and high-speed train vehicles. As a result of the studies carried out within the framework of Gaziantep Transportation Master Plan (GUAP), it was found that the existing railway line passing through Gaziantep does not allow pedestrian and vehicle circulation in areas that are heavily used during the city transition and creates a barrier effect in the region. Therefore, on the route, Culture Congress Center-Zeytinli Neighborhood, Mujahideen Budak Neighborhood, Hospitals-Hotels region in order to ensure the safe passage of pedestrian and vehicle transportation and to eliminate the barrier effect of the 4 parallel line of the 5 kilometer section will be placed under the open-close. With the Gaziray project, 11 overpasses and underpasses will be built. In addition, 1 kilometers from Oduncular Station, which is the last stop, will be established in Gazlıcaay Maintenance and Storage Area of approximately 93 thousand square meters on the border of Ring Road in Taşlıca. Total 1 passengers will be transported in the 1000 set of vehicles planned to be used in Gaziray Project, and 8 set vehicles will serve in the first place. 77 percent of the project is under construction. In GUAP whose target year is 2030; The railway station will be the main transfer center, considering its suitability for the integration of different modes of transport in terms of its location in the railway station. The Main Station of the Main Transfer Center in 2030 is expected to carry at least 877 thousand 540 passengers daily. At the Gar Main Transfer Center, where the project works are ongoing, 25 meter pedestrian crossing will be made.