Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu worldwide impact with the bottom of the field and also in Turkey seen Kovid-19 received timely epidemic measures, noting that largely control maintained, 83 million citizens work for a successful conclusion of the national struggle with shrewd stance continues with full speed said he did.
Karaismailoğlu said, “Within the framework of the normalization plan announced by our President, restrictions will be lifted in many areas as of June 01 and the normal working order will be started in the public.” Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that, with all these developments, passenger demand will increase in urban public transportation. “While the flights of high-speed, conventional trains have been stopped since March 28, the flights of Marmaray in Istanbul and Başkentray in Ankara have been reduced due to decreasing passenger demand. After the high-speed trains that started their flights on May 28th, a normalization program will be implemented in Marmaray, ”he said.
Extra 203 Thousand Person Capacity in Marmaray
Explaining that they will start implementing the normalization plan with the measures taken in Marmaray as well as in high-speed trains, Karaismailoğlu underlined that their first priority is to meet the increasing passenger demand with the measures taken against the epidemic risk. Stating that they will provide Marmaray to serve in the healthiest way, among other measures, especially the protection of social distance, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “In this context, Gebze-Halkalı In addition to the trains run on the line, instead of 637 wagon sets with a capacity of 5 passengers, 3 wagon sets with a capacity of 56 thousand 10 passengers will be served. The number of 142 trains operated daily will be increased by one hundred percent to 285. In other words, the inner cycle expeditions with 5 wagon sets will be made with 01 wagon sets starting from June 10, and 203 thousand extra capacity will be offered to the use of our people apart from the previous application ”.
Marmaray will serve between 06.00-22.00 hours
Giving the information that the places where the passengers will sit and stand on all Marmaray trains are arranged with social distance warning and guidance labels and each time after the trains are disinfected, Karaismailoğlu said, “Marmaray flights are planned as internal and external cycle considering the passenger density. 1 kilometers between 2020-06.00 as of 22.00 June 76 Monday Halkalı- A total of 285 trips will be made on the Gebze line, the train will be operated between Zeytinburnu-Maltepe and Zeytinburnu, at 8-minute intervals, and 15-minute intervals between other stations. ” Pointing out that not only the frequency of the trips but also the passenger capacity was increased with this arrangement, Karaismailoğlu said, “In Marmaray, the number of trips was reduced due to the epidemic, and internal cycle flights were stopped. Gebze-Halkalı An average of 15 passengers were served by trains operated at 65-minute intervals on the line. Considering that the daily passenger average of 2019 has increased to 340 thousand and before the epidemic in 2020, it will be reached and even exceeded with the normalization program. Because the transfer from Marmaray, which is integrated with the other transportation network, to 415 metro and 5 metrobus lines is carried out, so Marmaray has a constant flow of passengers from the environment like the main river bed. ”
15 Train Flights will be Held in Başkentray with 113 Minutes Intervals
Karaismailoğlu stated that in Başkentray, which served 39 thousand passengers a day before the epidemic, 30 trains departing at 56-minute intervals were increased to 113 within the scope of the normalization program, while the flight interval was reduced to 15 minutes. He stated that the number of daily seats, excluding the passengers traveling on foot, was increased by 9 units and was put into use as 690 thousand 19 seats in total. Minister Karaismailoğlu said that as with other trains, all Başkentray trains and stations were arranged with social distance warning and guidance labels according to the outbreak, and the trains were disinfected at the end of the voyage.
Healthcare Professionals will benefit for three more months
Reminding that the intercity travel restriction has been lifted after June 01 and the age groups included in the curfew restriction have changed, Karaismailoğlu stated that, according to this new regulation, the HES Code is mandatory for all citizens on the high-speed trains, and the travel permit certificate for citizens under the age of 18 and over 65 is also required. He underlined that they can not travel without.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, by giving a good news to the healthcare workers, said, “Our healthcare professionals with whom we are grateful will continue to benefit from Marmaray and Başkentray for free for another three months as of June 1st.”
Karaismailoğlu concluded his words as follows: “As the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, we continue to deliver our citizens to their loved ones and shorten the distances under the leadership of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. significant investments in our transportation mode that will carry Turkey forward all adversely affected by the epidemic will continue to implement the process. Vision and accomplish the most difficult with the acumen that has made its name all over the world and Turkey to produce and will continue to progress with strong steps. As the family of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, we will serve with the excitement of the first day, without stopping, getting tired. ”