Opening of Ankara Metro will take place on the Planned Date: "Batıkent-Sincan and Kızılay-Çayyolu lines will be ready on October 29, the opening date of Marmaray," said Metin Tahan, Deputy General Manager of Infrastructure Investments of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications.
Tahan, who visited Ankara's new subways and informed journalists about the works, gave important details about the Sincan-Batıkent and Kızılay-Çayyolu subway lines. Tahan, who started the subway tour from Sincan Organized Industrial Station, told reporters that the work continues on a 24-hour basis, and said that the rail laying at the stations has been completed and that the landscaping and landscaping works have started.
Tahan explained that 240 workers, 730 workers in construction and architectural works, more than 400 workers worked on the Keçiören-Tandoğan line, along with engineers in the electromechanical and signal system on the Sincan-Batıkent and Kızılay-Çayyolu lines, and said that 350 employees work to bring the residents of Ankara to the metro.
"NO CHANGE IN THE OPENING OF THE METRO"
Stating that there will be no change in the opening dates of the subways, Tahan said, “We are working with great pleasure with the great support of the political will behind us and our Minister Binali Yıldırım. Batıkent-Sincan and Kızılay-Çayyolu lines will also be ready on October 29, the opening date of Marmaray. But there will be minor problems that we cannot foresee. We will eliminate them in a short time and we will continue our uninterrupted operation by the end of this year ”.
"IT IS A MIRACLE TO FINISH THE LINES OF 14 KILOMETERS IN 33 MONTHS AND PLAN THE OPERATION"
Stating that the works on the Sincan-Batıkent and Kızılay-Çayyolu subway lines are carried out simultaneously, Tahan noted that the openings will be held simultaneously. Tahan reminded that the place was delivered in Ankara subways on February 28, 2012, “It took a month or two for the companies to get organized. We started working as of May. When we come to today, we have worked in the construction of approximately 14 kilometers of subway in a period of 33 months. It is a miracle to complete 14 kilometers of lines in 33 months and plan to start them up. I thank all the employees. An extraordinary effort has been made, ”he said.
"THE KEÇİÖREN-TANDOĞAN LINE IS PLANNED TO BE COMPLETED IN 2014"
Tahan stated that the Keçiören-Tandoğan line is planned to be completed in 2014. Expressing that they are planning to finish in July or August, Tahan said, “We do not put a clear date. We have completed some project shortcomings. Terminal and Tandoğan connection will be made from Keçiören to Akm station. Our Minister Binali Yıldırım gave an order to connect this line to the Red Crescent. "Our projects have reached the final stage for Keçiören to join the Red Crescent."
Tahan stated that the Keçiören-Tandoğan line is 11 kilometers and that 3 more kilometers will be added, adding that there are 15 stations and 9 more stations will be added to the line, which will be approximately 3 kilometers. Tahan stated that there are 16 stations on Batıkent-Sincan and Kızılay-Çayyolu metro lines, which are about 11 kilometers each, and that everyone can easily go to any place they want from each station. Ankara subway cars will work in two sets today stating that to come Derince Port Tahan, and said he would be brought into Turkey from China to other wagons loaded and set in the coming days.
"TEST DRIVES WILL START IN AUGUST"
Tahan stated that the length of the subway network, which was 23,5 kilometers with the commissioning of the new lines, will reach 70 kilometers with the connection of the Keçiören-Tandoğan line to Kızılay. Test drives will be done by putting weights first. We will also bring the teams and press members. We built the system by considering the worst possible possibilities. We tried to avoid 1 millimeter error. "A test of 3 months will be enough for us, maybe 1-2 months, without the need to make a drive."
"WE EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTIONS IN OUR NECATİBEY STATION"
Speaking at Necatibey Station, 24 meters below the ground, an important station between the Air Force Command and the General Staff, Tahan said, “We have two stations on our Çayyolu line; Necatibey and National Library Stations. When we pass these, we finish this line before its time. "We are at that stage now."
Tahan said, "There were misfortunes at our Necatibey Station, we had very serious problems, we had things that we never thought of".
“Here we have suffered so much of the ground. Due to the alluvium in the ground structure, we tunneled on a really weak ground and started work. The very high level of underground water left us in a very difficult situation, and despite this, we believed and today we are at the finishing stage. It is nice to see that these waters do not enter from any point by collecting all the ground water today. Ceramics are now placed at Necatibey Station and we are at the final stage. I think we will forget our troubles by opening Necatibey Station. "
TAHAN LOOPED WITH METRO WORKERS IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY STATION
Deputy General Manager of Infrastructure Investments of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Metin Tahan, who told reporters about Ankara's new metro lines one by one, gave an iftar meal to the workers at the National Library Subway Station, which is under construction.