Completion Date of the Grand Gospel Commuter Lines in Istanbul


The great gospel commuter lines to Istanbul became the end date: The new calendar has been announced for the completion of the suburban lines that concern millions of Istanbulites.

As part of the Marmaray Project, it was learned that negotiations between the Ministry of Transport and Spanish OHL-Dimetronic companies have ended. The ministry gave the firm additional time to complete the lines that should have ended in June 2015. While the Spanish consortium has begun to work again from June 8th for a long time, Gebze-Pendik between the end of this year; Halkalı-Kazlıçeşme line in September 2016; He has committed to finish the Ayrılıkçeşme-Pendik line at the end of 2016.

The Spanish OHL-Dimetronic, Sirkeci- expects millions of Istanbulites to finish as soon as possible.Halkalı, Stopped the work last October, citing cost increases in Gebze-Haydarpaşa commuter pipeline project.

Although the ministry announced that the work did not stop and the suburban lines will end in June 2015, it was decided to give additional time to the Spanish consortium after the negotiations.

According to the information obtained from the ministry, the company's additional cost demand was not accepted, an agreement was reached to give additional time. According to this, at the end of this year between Gebze-Pendik; Halkalı-Kazlıçeşme line in September 2016; Ayrılık Çeşme-Pendik line will end at the end of 2016. After an agreement was reached on the additional period, the works started again from June 8.


The Marmaray Project is the longest part of the 66 kilometer Halkalı- Average 150 bin a day in the existing suburban lines between Kazlıçeşme and Gebze-Söğütlüçeşme; 4.5 million people per month were moved. With the closure of these lines, the 213 new bus was commissioned to transport these passengers.


When the project is completed, subway lines and metro lines will be integrated into Marmaray. Gebze-Halkalı There will be a transition between the companies. from Gebze Halkalı travel time 105 will go down in minutes.

Marmaray 2. 43.8 kilometers on the Asian side and 19.6 kilometers on the European side will be improved and the existing suburban lines will be transformed into surface metro with the addition of the third line.


When the project is fully commissioned; two even commuter trains (CR) will work; 3.hat will be used by intercity freight and passenger trains. Furthermore, when the integration with the Marmaray Project is provided, 37 minutes from Bakırköy-Bostancı, 12 minutes from Söğütlüçeşme-Yenikapı, Gebze Halkalı will take approximately 105 minutes.


Within the scope of Marmaray Project, Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci-Halkalı The improvement of suburban lines, construction, electrical and mechanical systems tender was first made in February 2006. AMD Railway Consortium, consisting of French Alstom, Japanese Maruben and Turkish Doğuş Construction, won the tender with an offer of 863 million 373 thousand euros. In June 2007, the work was started with the delivery of the place. However, AMD made a termination notice under the contract in March 2010 for low prices; In contrast, the Ministry of Transport had responded that the reasons suggested by the contractor were invalid. AMD then applied to ICC Arbitration on July 13, 2010. Ministry officials informed that the arbitration process is still ongoing.

The bureaucrats of the Ministry of Transport stated that this project was financed from the EU sources, so that the procurement procedure, tender procedure and pricing were made entirely within the framework of EU legislation.


The AMD Consortium won the first bid with a bid of 863 million 373 thousand Euros. However, after they quit their business, the Spanish consortium 1 was the winner of the billion 42 million bid. Thus, according to the first tender price 179 million euros had risen.



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