Historical Derbent Train Station of Haydarpaşa Bagdat Railway Line, which has been in operation for 150 years, was closed months ago due to signaling work. TCDD hung a banner that the station would open on May 2 last year, but the station still has not been opened.
Derbent Neighborhood Headman Erdal Baş stated that the historical Derbent Train Station will be closed for the second time between May 2-18 last year due to the suburban train line signaling works. When the train station, which was stated to be opened in December 2019, was not opened, the citizens gathered in front of the train station building on Derbent Ahmet Lütfü Arat Boulevard reacted against the opening of the train station. Stating that the historical Derbent Train Station should be put into service again, Derbent Neighborhood Headman Erdal Baş said, “If this train does not stop here, the high-speed train will not pass here. I tell the TCDD Manager: Stop this train here, you pay the price heavily. ”
CHP PM Member Kocaeli Deputy Haydar Akar, CHP Provincial President Harun Özgür Yıldız, CHP Provincial Youth Branch President Emre Andız and his management, CHP Kartepe District President Tevfik Mayda and his management, Derbent Neighborhood Headman Erdal Baş, CHP Youth Branches Kartepe District President Kadir Keskin and his management, CHP Kartepe Municipal Council Members, CHP Kartepe District Ex-President Cumhur Karakadılar and many citizens participated.
BAŞ, “YOU WILL HEAVY THE FEES”
In the action, firstly, Derbent District Headman Erdal Baş took the floor. "If this train does not stop here, the high-speed train will not pass here," he said. This train should go through Pamukova. Everyone remains under that. I'm telling the TCDD Manager: Stop this train here, you pay for it. As a brother, who is the headman of Derbent, I am saying that you should not think of lifting a stop in Derbent. We make all of you pay for it here. ”
AKAR, "THESE STATIONS CANNOT BE CLOSED"
Speaking after Muhtar Baş, CHP PM Member Kocaeli Deputy Haydar Akar said, “I was born in Derbent, I grew up and I live here. I have been following this project for a very long time. This train station is a historical train station. If a station is built, many people may come to our region. There is a university in our region. Public transport should appeal to everyone. We stopped these trains in 2015. In that process, we told the manager that the signaling works should be completed here. They said that in December 2019 the station will be operational. Sorry, we'll have to wait a little longer. We follow, these trains will stop here.
Not only those from Derbent will benefit from these trains, but also our guests who want to come to Derbent. These trains should also stop in Maşukiye and Kırkpınar. These stations are our own assets. 50 thousand passengers can travel daily from this station. On the high-speed train, 6 thousand people travel daily. Trains should be our assets. These stations cannot be closed. If we stop the trains here in the middle of summer, we will have achieved great success,” he said. – Kocaeli Barış Newspaper