The first stage in Marmaray, Ayrılıkçeşme- Kazlıçeşme: The first stage of the Marmaray project, which will be opened on Tuesday, October 29, will be between Ayrılıkçeşme and Kazlıçeşme. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş stated that they are working on a "mobilization" scale for the metro and said, "We opened the mouth of the bag for the metro".
Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, stated that the Marmaray Project, which will be opened on Tuesday, October 29, is a very important investment for Istanbul.
Kadir Topbaş, who made a statement to the press after the introductory meeting of the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon at the Basketmakers' Pavilion, answered questions about the Marmaray Project.
Expressing his gratitude to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Minister of Transport Binali Yildirim, Topbas said that a very important project is about to be implemented, “Marmaray; It is a really big project that we call 'Project of the Century', bringing continents together, a great job. We are witnessing history as people living today. I believe that while a transportation axis is formed from the easternmost of the city to the farthest part of the city, with a capacity of 150 thousand passengers per hour in urban transportation, it will take the bridges to some extent. We need such transitions as the mobility in the city increases. The rail system on the third bridge will also be activated in the future and will contribute to the city ”.
All suburban lines will be unavailable
Topbaş stated that the opening will take place on October 29, "The anniversary of the foundation of our Republic and I think of Marmaray as the greatest gift to the republic, the greatest duty, the greatest performance", said:
“We started counting days. Our teams are working. We made evaluations about the contribution it will make to the city since its opening program. There is intensive work on suburban lines. Due to these works for the high speed train, the entire suburban line will not be available. Currently, Marmaray will only be able to work from Ayrılıkçeşme to Yenikapı or Kazlıçeşme. Since Kazlıçeşme, we are trying to create a bus system for arrivals and departures. If the separation Kadıköy-The eagle is already meeting with the subway. This is an important project that Istanbulites will enjoy and bring dynamism to urban transportation. "
"We opened the pouch for the subway"
Topbaş explained that he has had contacts in many cities of the world and that the primary problem of many cities is transportation. Topbaş continued his words:
“Everyone is trying to solve the transportation problem. Daily activity is increasing in Istanbul. We have devoted most of our investments to transportation. First of all, about the subway, let me be honest, we opened the mouth of the pouch. When we say metro, the flowing water stops for us and we directed all our investments to the metro. We are working on a scale that we can call mobilization to activate the metro, which is the best transportation axis of a developed city. Maybe we do not have problems today, but Istanbul will be very different in the future. Our metro will reach a daily capacity of 2016 million in 7 and 2019 million in 11, hopefully. "
Removal of Harem Bus Station is on the agenda
Topbaş also said about the density experienced in Esenler Bus Station during the Eid al-Adha, “It is a bus station that was built when the population of Istanbul was around 6 million and is thought to meet the needs of that day. If we are talking about 14-15 million people for the population of Istanbul today, this bus station is not enough. New areas, especially pocket bus terminals, which we envision in the transportation master plans
We have observations. The removal of Harem Bus Station and reducing its impact on urban traffic are also on the agenda. Esenler Bus Station is owned by our municipality, but not by us. The business was transferred by tender long before us. It is true that there is a lot of intensity because of the holiday ”.
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