Gebze-Pendik line: Marmar Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci-Halkalı Construction of the Gebze-Pendik line will begin on April 29 within the scope of the Improvement of Suburban Lines, Electromagnetic Systems ”section.
Due to the construction work, trains will be interrupted in Gebze-Pendik line. Suburban trains, the Haydarpasa-Pendik-Haydarpasa line will run on the day 176.
According to the written statement made by TCDD, Marmaray Project ”Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci-Halkalı Within the scope of the improvement of suburban lines, electromechanical systems ”, the modernization works of Gebze-Pendik section will start on Sunday, April 29, 2012.
Due to the commencement of the construction works in the Gebze-Pendik line, the Pendik-Gebze railway section will be closed to traffic and the commuter trains will be operated between Haydarpaşa-Pendik-Haydarpaşa and 176 daily.
The infrastructure works of the Eskişehir-İnönü department were completed last year within the framework of the construction of the Eskişehir-Istanbul 2nd phase of the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train (YHT) Project. The construction of the İnönü-Vezirhan, Vezirhan-Köseköy and Köseköy-Gebze sections continues.
While the construction of the Köseköy-Gebze line, which is the last phase of the Ankara-Istanbul YHT Project, continues, it is aimed to complete the Gebze-Pendik line construction within the scope of the Marmaray Project.
When the Ankara-Istanbul YHT line is completed, the travel time between Ankara and Istanbul is reduced to 3 hours. Halkalı- In the line of the 1 hour 45 time will be provided uninterrupted suburban service. Approximately 1 million passengers will be transported per day.
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