Istanbul 3 cannot survive without more years: Haydarpasa-Pendik and Kazlicesme-Halkalı If the single railway lines are made primarily, Istanbul / Anatolia and Europe flights may start.
As it is known, despite the bankruptcy of the contractor, despite the opening of Marmaray, there are no train services from Istanbul to Ankara and Europe. Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim stated that the contractor would finish the project at 500 3 year after year by giving 2018 million dollars price difference. Under these circumstances, this behavior should be considered normal. Although the name of Haydarpaşa has been bruising by government officials, the outline of the original project has been built with the outline of the lines and the signaling system has been used in the old system and Haydarpasa Train-Pendik and Sirkeci- on the European side.Halkalı European connection with single rail outline system can be completed within one year. Istanbul's 3 year does not tolerate more railway.
A world city like Istanbul does not suit the railroad. Now YHT is coming to Pendik. As I don't think anyone knows, the train services are isolated from the city.
Istanbul, Turkey is at the heart of transport. In the coming 3 year (2 line Metro + 1 line outline) the project is completed. Now, the Haydarpaşa project, which shows a bad image as a shame, should also be concluded. No matter what they do next!
Source: Aslan ÖZMEN - Senior Engineer