Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Kağıthane- Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Tunnel Metro Project First Light Ceremony attended a video conference. Speaking at the ceremony, Karaismailoğlu said that they were at an important turning point in Gayrettepe - Kağıthane - İstanbul Airport Metro, a special example of the ministry's investments in the city rail system.
Karaismailoğlu said: “We reach Gayrettepe Station after our tunnel excavation work exceeding 68 kilometers with double tubes. We broke world records with the number and speed of tunnel-digging machines in this project, where we realized the first rail welding on January 18 with your adventions. We will also break the record that we have broken at the construction speed, also at the operating speed. On our 37,5 km line, our first fully automatic and then driverless trains will break the metro speed record at 9 kilometers per hour. Every day, 120 thousand of our fathers will travel between Gayrettepe and Istanbul Airport in as little as 600 minutes. This figure is more than the population center of many cities in Turkey. While our metro line passes through the borders of Beşiktaş, Şişli, Kağıthane, Eyüp and Arnavutköy districts, it will significantly reduce the traffic load in the city road. Passenger transportation on Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport line will be easier, more comfortable and faster. When this project is completed, also; At Gayrettepe Station, Yenikapı-Taksim-Hacıosman line and metrobus, which is the continuation of this line and is under construction, Airport-Halkalı Integration from Kayaşehir Station to Başakşehir City Hospital will be provided at Kağıthane Station; Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey metro line and at Istanbul Airport Station; Passenger transfer will be possible with the high-speed train line. Good luck. I also find it useful to state that; Our project is progressing with the measures we have taken for the coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic that deeply affects the whole world. Because of the Kovid-19 outbreak, we have brought important regulations to our line tunnel excavations, employees' living spaces, social distance and hygiene rules. ”
“Currently, 233 Kilometers Rail System Provides Service in Istanbul”
entrance and exit of restricting the construction site, all employees health checks also meticulously Karaismailoğlu underlines made, Turkey on site over a thousand in general, before health, before running before and said he was moved by occupational safety policy.
Karaismailoğlu said, “Today, this ceremony with your honor is a good example. Likewise, thanks to you, Istanbul has always been number one in our city rail network. Currently, 233 kilometers of rail systems serve in Istanbul. ” he spoke.
Karaismailoğlu continued his words as follows: “When the 85 km metro line projects under construction in Istanbul are completed, the length of the Istanbul city rail system will reach 318 km. Currently, 37,5 kilometers of Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-İstanbul Airport with the Rail System Connection, approximately 9 kilometers of Bakırköy (İDO) - Bahçelievler - Kirazlı Metro, 32 kilometers of Istanbul Airport - Halkalı Our Rail System Connection and 7,5 km Sabiha Gökçen Airport Railway Connection works continue without slowing down.
Again, with your instructions, I hope the construction of the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Metro Line will be given to us. In every region of Turkey, we will continue to invest in our people who need each location. I state that we will continue to be near and close to the people of Istanbul in all kinds of services, especially in transportation, communication and communication investments, and I thank everyone who contributed to the project. Hereby, I congratulate the mothers day of all our mothers and wish all mothers in the world a happy, healthy, peaceful life. ”