Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım stated that the Marmaray project is very important in terms of international transportation integration. Explaining that the Silk Road train departing from China will pass Asia and Europe under the Bosphorus and continue to London, Yıldırım said, “Therefore, Marmaray is an indispensable project for an uninterrupted transportation line. That's why the whole world is watching this project carefully ”.
Minister Yıldırım, of the Marmaray project Kadıköy- He examined the ongoing works on Üsküdar line on site. KadıköyYıldırım, who crossed the line between Üsküdar for the first time with a wagon carrying personnel, Kadıköy He made evaluations about the work to the members of the press at the Ayrılık Çeşmesi construction site.
Yildirim, who gave information about the works on the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed train line he examined before arriving at the construction site, said:
“We examined Eskişehir-Sapanca-Köseköy, the second part of the Ankara-Istanbul high speed line. The line is about 155 kilometers. Half of this 155 km is almost viaduct and tunnel. It's a very difficult terrain. Therefore, the work there is done in very rough terrain. Current work is progressing within the program and there is no problem for October 29, 2013. ”
Stating that two lines between Köseköy-Gebze were completely removed and rebuilt according to the high-speed train, Yıldırım said, “A third line is added. There, 85 percent of the earthworks are finished. 20 percent of the total percentage of the work has been completed. There is not a very serious bottleneck in there as of now. ”
Reminding that the third part of the line is Marmaray, Minister Yıldırım said:
“Starts from Gebze HalkalıIt continues until. Marmaray is divided into two in itself. There are two tunnels, one of which is about 14 kilometers long, going under the Bosphorus and under the ground, continuing to Yenikapı from the separation fountain we are in. Immersed tunnel and underground tunnels. Here, superstructure works started at the beginning of the year. Currently, we will even go to Üsküdar by car and see the works here. After that, we will make a general assessment with contractors and railways. ”
With the participation of the Minister, the activities between Ankara and Istanbul will be followed every month.
Minister Yıldırım, on his review journey KadıköyNoting that it will be the first trip on the rails on the Üsküdar line, he stated that the most critical part of the project is the underground part of Marmaray. Yıldırım pointed out that the original Marmaray part started from this point and ended in Kazlıçeşme, “We are very concentrated on this line. Here too, the critical threshold for us is Sirkeci station. There are excavations about the passenger entry and exit platforms at Sirkeci station. There is a heavy progress here due to archaeological findings. We are trying to overcome this. Our friends, both the contractor firm, the consultant firm and our Infrastructure General Directorate are in an intense work. ”
Stating that they switched to the daily follow-up system in the project, Yıldırım said that their business progress is evaluated on a daily basis and at weekly extended meetings, and that with the participation of him, they will come to Istanbul every month, come to Istanbul by meeting at various working points, receiving reports and realizing the first of this system today.
“The rail system in Istanbul will exceed 250 kilometers in a few years”
Both the high-speed train project, as well as the Marmaray project, and both in Ankara up to Kayaş from Xinjiang BAŞKENTRAY of Turkey's two major cities to seem like concerns is the fact that transfers 75 million indirect interests Lightning, without regard to this important line delay a He stated that his commissioning will help Istanbul to breathe a little more in public transportation. Yıldırım continued as follows:
“Marmaray on the one hand and newly opened in Istanbul on the other KadıköyThe rail system in Istanbul within a few years, including the Eagle line, the Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sarıgazi line, the Taksim-Yenikapı connection on the opposite side, the line that extends to Başakşehir, and the lines from Bakırköy to Yenibosna. will be over. ”
Yıldırım stated that they will spend the Istanbulites from Europe to Asia and from Asia to Europe in the 90th anniversary of the Republic with Marmaray.
“Of course, these types of structures are difficult structures. You work underground, you work under traffic. There may be some unexpected developments. These are separate, unexpected and if there is no incident other than our will, our current target is October 29, 2013.
“The whole world is watching this project carefully”
Marmaray project is very important in terms of international transportation integration Minister Yıldırım, said:
“The Silkroad train departing from China will pass two continents, namely Asia and Europe under the Bosphorus, and continue to London in Europe. Therefore, Marmaray is an indispensable project for an uninterrupted transportation line. That's why the whole world is watching this project carefully. This project is not just a project that connects the Far East, Asia and Europe. It is also a vital project for Istanbul. It will carry 1,5 million Istanbulites from one side to the other every day, thus reducing traffic congestion on the bridges and on the roads of Istanbul. ”
In the project, Minister Binali Yildirim said that the cold test phase could be passed to the Üsküdar station and gave the following information:
“278 by 35,5 meters… Its feature is a station built in the sea. In other words, it is a special structure against the risk of swimming. You place a box in the sea. In fact, the water has to lift it up with buoyancy. There is a serious engineering solution here. You create a weight that will carry this and provide a 'sephiye' inside the building and thus you place this area to a certain depth. In other words, approximately 300 thousand cubic meters in volume. There is no example in the world. Sirkeci also has another unique feature. Building a station in a congested area without harming history, archaeological values, is a difficult task.