Stating that the number of passengers decreased by 18 percent with the opening of Marmaray, Yunus Can, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turyol, requested two new lines from the ministry to close the gap.
The November council meeting of İMEAK Chamber of Shipping (DTO) was held on Thursday last week with the participation of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım. Speaking at the meeting, Turyol Chairman of the Board Yunus Can said, "With the activation of Marmaray, our passenger number decreased by approximately 18 percent". Can stated that the actual loss of passengers will be due to the opening of the Sirkeci line planned in Marmaray. Responding to Yunus Can, Minister Yıldırım stated that the authority belongs to IMM and said, “Prepare a file, let's submit it to IMM. Let's make an offer that certain demands are suitable for us ”.
'Kadıköyfrom Beşiktaş and Kabataş'We want a line'
The opening of Marmaray, which connects the two continents under the sea, has reduced the jobs of motor operators who travel to both City Lines and Eminönü. Expressing that passengers arriving by train and subway from E-5 now prefer Marmaray instead of going down to the sea, Yunus Can said, “Passengers coming both by train and from E-5 by subway are interrupted in Ayrilik Çeşme”. Yunus Can said that they needed new lines to compensate for the drop in flights from Üsküdar to Eminönü. KadıköyFrom the Kabataş ve KadıköyStating that they wanted two lines from Beşiktaş to Beşiktaş, Can said, "Otherwise, our loss will be huge, I do not even want to think that it will reflect on us when Sirkeci opens." Yunus Can, who informed that the Transport Coordination Center (UKOME) will make a new arrangement in the passenger lines in the near future, “We want UKOME to act fairly when distributing lines,” he said.
'It worked for Dentur, City Lines are subsidized'
Stating that City Lines also suffered loss of passengers in addition to Turyol, Yunus Can said, “However, the situation is different for City Lines because they can subsidize themselves. "If the City Lines start their Bosphorus tours, this will affect us, but it is urgent for us to give new lines we want," he said. Defending that Marmaray did not cause passenger loss in Dentur, another engine operator, Can said, “It even increased their business. Besiktas, Kabataş“Passengers going to Levent or to Levent get on Dentur's engines after using the new lines”. Dentur Chairman Şenol Morgül stated that Marmaray did not cause any increase or loss in the passenger number of Dentur.
Ministry: Prepare a file, let's give it to IMM
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım responded to Turyol's request for a new line and said: “Everyone eats their sustenance. Nobody can eat anyone's share. If we think like that, we have to do Marmaray. We need to build the Izmir Bay Bridge or the 3rd Bridge. The authority to give new lines is entirely left to the municipalities within the provincial borders. We are in business, technical and safety issues. This is a problem, a new development. There will be a passenger belt to Marmaray. But the number of passengers will also increase. My answer is: You will do your work. You will present it in a concrete way. We will also give your file to IMM. We will also propose that certain requests are suitable for us.
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