The Marmara Istanbul is waiting for Halkalıor extension project has stopped: Marmaray, which millions of Istanbulites are looking forward to, joins the European and Anatolian side with tubes from under the Bosphorus. HalkalıIt has been claimed that the extension project until XNUMX has come to a halt.
According to the news of Mustafa Gürbüz from Aydınlık Newspaper, the project was suspended due to the financial problems of the contractor Spanish company.
Ulaşım Sirkeci-Halkalı”And“ Haydarpaşa-Gebze ”suburban train lines were stopped in 2012 within the scope of Marmaray project. Opened to service last year, Marmaray provides transportation only in the 14 km section between “Ayrılıkçeşme-Kazlıçeşme”.
According to the project Kazlıçeşme-Halkalı and the suburban lines between Haydarpaşa and Gebze would be improved electrically, mechanically and structurally and integrated into Marmaray.
With the removal of the suburban trains that have been providing transportation for many years on the European and Asian side of Istanbul, Halkalıis waiting to be extended to. According to the announced plan, Marmaray should be fully operational in 2015. However, the improvement of the suburban lines has almost stopped on both sides.
The reason for this situation, the project's railroad rails, which is the tender of the OHL firm of the Spanish firm to put the financial difficulties due to suspend the work is put forward.