The number of trips of Marmaray was increased from 274 to 333: Upon intense demand, the number of flights from 274 Marmaray was increased to 333, mutual trips were started every 5 minutes. Citizens were most pleased with this.
Feridun Bilgin, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that the number of flights from 274 in Marmaray was increased to 333 upon intense demand and said, “As of yesterday, between 7.00 and 10.00 and between 16.00 and 20.00, there are trips every 5 minutes. "We aim to make Istanbul residents travel comfortably between the two continents with increased flights".
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Minister Bilgin said that there was a serious increase in passenger demand from the Anatolian side to the European side in the morning and from the European side to the Anatolian side in the evening.
Stating that the train service intervals in Marmaray were rearranged in order to meet the demand in question, Bilgin said, “The number of trips in Marmaray was increased from 274 to 333. As of yesterday, between 7.00 and 10.00 and between 16.00 and 20.00, there was a trip every 5 minutes. "We aim to make Istanbul residents travel comfortably between the two continents with increased flights," he said.
Stating that Istanbulites love Marmaray very much, Bilgin stated that an average of 120 thousand citizens traveled with Marmaray last year. Stating that the number of passengers transported by Marmaray per week has reached an average of 180 thousand people this year, Bilgin said, "We estimate that an average of 200 thousand Istanbulites will use Marmaray, especially in the summer months".