Renovated Historical Büyükderbent Train Station Reopened

Renovated Historical Büyükderbent Train Station Reopened
Renovated Historical Büyükderbent Train Station Reopened

Despite the cold weather and snowfall, the citizens showed great interest in the opening ceremony of Büyükderbent Station, which is located in Kocaeli's Kartepe district and has been closed for a while due to the works. Attending the opening of the station, which will serve the regional trains running between Adapazarı and Gebze, by teleconference, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that they have made the railway network the most invested mode of transportation. Metin Akbaş, General Manager of the Republic of Turkey State Railways, said that they have implemented major projects across the country.

Büyükderbent Station, which is located in Kocaeli's Kartepe district and has been closed to train traffic for a while due to renovation works, was opened with a ceremony. Despite the cold weather and snowfall, the opening, where the citizens showed great interest, was connected with the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu by teleconference. Minister Karaismailoğlu congratulated those who contributed to the work from the preparation stage of the project to the renovation of the station and platform. Expressing that the train will serve the people of the region as of today, Karaismailoğlu said, “With the opening of our station, an average of 8 thousand passengers per month will benefit from this line. Thus, we will contribute to the culture and tourism of the region.” said.

Emphasizing that as the Ministry, they continue to weave the iron networks of the country, Karaismailoğlu said, “With these works, we have made the railway network the most invested mode of transportation. With the advantage of the geographical location of our region, we have become the leading country in the region in freight and passenger transportation on the middle corridor of the Silk Railway on the east-west line.” he said.

Underlining that they will continue by increasing this infrastructure, Karaismailoğlu said, “We are increasing our railway network to 14 thousand 550 kilometers.” used the phrase.

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TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş, on the other hand, said that regional trains have been stopped at Büyükderbent Station for a while due to signaling works. Stating that they completed these works in a short time, Akbaş said, "Today, we are starting the stop of the Ada Express trains that travel between Adapazarı and Istanbul." said. Emphasizing that as TCDD, they have realized great projects throughout the country, Akbaş noted that they will open the big projects in a short time.

Kocaeli Governor Seddar Yavuz also reminded that the country was built with iron nets with the establishment of the Republic, and said, “Actually, in this period, we 'weaved our country with high-speed train networks'. we have to say. So all of our dreams come true.” he said.

Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tahir Büyükakın said, “Mayor to the head of the cable car. It will be a good meeting, and you will reach here by train.” said.

AK Party Kocaeli Deputy İlyas Şeker, Kartepe District Governor Altuğ Çağlar, Kartepe Mayor Mustafa Kocaman, NGO officials and many citizens attended the ceremony.

BÜYÜKDERBENT STATION

The people of the region had a great demand for regional express trains to stop at Büyükderbent Station, which is on the high-speed train line.

In this context, 2 steel platforms were built on the edge of the existing high-speed train lines so that regional expressways can stop at Büyükderbent Station. Thus, regional passenger trains operating between Istanbul-Adapazarı-Istanbul will also stop at Büyükderbent Station in Kocaeli-Kartepe district as of today.

Günceleme: 12/03/2022 12:38

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