Marmaray carried 300 thousand passengers on its first day: "Project of the Century" Marmaray received much more attention than expected. On its first day of service, Marmaray carried around 300 thousand passengers.
Marmaray carried about 300 thousand passengers on its first day.
According to the information obtained by the AA correspondent, Marmaray, "The Project of the Century", received much more attention than expected. On its first day of service, Marmaray carried around 300 thousand passengers. TCDD increased the number of trips to meet the demand.
In addition to this, it was observed that some passengers even commute continuously during the day. TCDD had to take some precautions due to the passenger density being higher than expected. For this reason, trains were not stopped at the first Sirkeci Station.
In order to ensure that as many people as possible benefit from Marmaray, TCDD officials asked the passengers not to go back and forth, and to use Marmaray as per their needs. On the first day Marmaray was put into service, TCDD officials estimated that around 200 thousand passengers would be transported.
Source : www.aa.com.t is