Istanbul's new commuter traffic will breathe

Istanbul's new suburban lines will breathe traffic:
Including the Marmaray Project, whose studies are carried out by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments, Gebze-Halkalı With the completion of the 76 kilometer rail line between the two lines, the distance between the two lines will fall from 185 minutes to 105 minutes.
Gebze-Halkalı Following the opening of the 76 kilometer Marmaray on the 13,6-kilometer railway line between the two cities, the work continues rapidly for the remaining 63 kilometers of railway line to be put into service.
43,8 kilometers from the Ayrılık Fountain on the Asian side to Gebze, from Kazlıçeşme on the European side HalkalıThe double line and existing stations, which are 19,2 kilometers to the city, 63 kilometers in total, were removed. All infrastructure and stations started to be rebuilt to allow 3 lines on the same route. Of the 3 new lines to be built, the north and 2 lines will use Marmaray trains. Suburban operations can be carried out in subway standards at intervals of 2 minutes. The 3rd line in the south will use intercity passenger and freight trains and High Speed ​​Train. 10 siding will be made on the line in order to provide the two-way YHT operation.
A total of 27 new surface stations, 10 on the Anatolian side and 37 on the European side, will be built. 7 of them (Gebze, Pendik, Maltepe, Bostancı, Söğütlüçeşme, Bakırköy and Halkalı) Intercity train-commuter train will be transfer station. The other 30 station will serve as the suburban station only for Marmaray trains. 2 viaduct; 27 pedestrian underpass, 29 pedestrian underpass, 21 highway, 12 pedestrian overpass, 19 river crossing bridge and 60 culvert.
Within the scope of the project, which is targeted to be completed in 2015, Gebze-Pendik YHT line will be ready in 2014 and will be commissioned with Ankara-İstanbul YHT. High Speed ​​Train departing from Ankara will reach Istanbul and stop in Gebze and Pendik.
14 historic station and historic buildings to be protected
The locations of the new stations and the route plans were determined in such a way that the historic station and all historical buildings of 14 on the suburban route were protected. Relief drawings, restitution drawings and restoration projects were prepared and final approval was completed. Bakırköy, Yeşilköy and Göztepe stations will be restored within the scope of the project. Within the scope of the work to be done before the Göztepe station will be suspended on the steel carrier, under the line structures will be built and then the historic station will be restored by protecting the site. New stations will be rebuilt in areas close to existing ones.
155 escalator, 191 elevator to be made
Within the scope of the project, escalators, elevators and ramps are provided for disabled citizens' access in the stations and underpasses. In this context, total 155 escalator and 191 elevator will be used. Stations below the ticket hall platform level, Küçükçekmece, Florya, Yeşilköy, Yeşilyurt, Ataköy, Yenimahalle, Feneryolu, Erenköy, Suadiye, Süreyya Beach, Ancestors, Kartal, Yunus, Kaynarca, Aydıntepe, İçmeler, Cayirova. Ticket Halls Station stations above the level of Mustafa Kemal, Zeytinburnu, Goztepe, Idealtepe, Basak, Guzelyali, Tuzla, Osmangazi, Darica Fatih. Special type stations, transfer stations and / or stations requiring special manufacturing, Halkalı, Bakırköy, Söğütlüçeşme, Bostancı, Maltepe, Pendik and Gebze stations TCDD YHT-Suburban Transfer Station will be established, Küçükyalı and Cevizli stations will also be made as special type station.




  1. what will be the old railway station in pendik