In the statement made by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure regarding the freight train, which was allegedly rubbed against the platform while passing through Marmaray, it was stated that "There was no cover fall on the railway, no damage to the stations and platforms".
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure made a statement regarding the news and shares published on some websites and social media posts with the title 'The freight train rubbed against the platform while passing under the sea in Marmaray'.
In the statement made by the Ministry; ” The incident occurred on August 25, 2021 at 00.58:13041, during the 5 train going from Arifiye to Kapıkule, passing through the Marmaray tube crossing in the maintenance zone, the hinge of a cover of the empty ballast wagon number 83 75 6936004-8, which is in the XNUMXth row of the train, malfunctioned due to metal fatigue. and opened up.
As soon as it was detected that the cover was opened, the train was stopped, and after being secured by the technical personnel in the emergency vehicle, it continued on its way at 04.35. In the meantime, trains passed from Line2.
As claimed, there was no cover falling on the railway, damage to the stations and platforms, and the delay of other trains.
Transition of freight trains from Marmaray tube pass is made between 00.00 and 05.00 hours after the end of the passenger operation. All freight train trains that will enter the tube pass are checked beforehand, and the tube is allowed to enter the passage after the failures that prevent the passage, if any, are eliminated.
The passage of freight trains through the tube gate is carried out at low speeds and under constant control.
The tube pass is checked by technical teams every morning before the passenger trains start to pass, and Marmaray trains start to pass after the approval of the team.