Suburban lines in Istanbul will be opened in 2018

Suburban lines in Istanbul will be put into service in 2018: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Yıldırım: "We will have commissioned suburban lines in 2018"
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, regarding the planned Çanakkale 1915 Bridge project, said, “This bridge will be put into service until 2023. The distance between the feet of the bridge will be 2023 meters. ”
Yıldırım participated in the International Railway, Light Rail Systems, Infrastructure and Logistics Fair Eurasia Rail held in Istanbul Fair Center.
Yıldırım visited the exhibition area after the opening ceremony, members of the press answered the questions about the giant infrastructure projects.
Stating that there will be high-speed train services from Haydarpaşa Station, Yıldırım said, “The high-speed train comes from Ankara and stops in Pendik. The suburban line and the high-speed train will work together between Pendik and Ayrılıkçeşme-Haydarpaşa. Therefore, the line here is completely renewed from scratch. There will be a high-speed train line and a suburban line. The high-speed train will arrive at Haydarpaşa when this line is finished. How long it will take? About 2 years, with the end of the suburban line ”gave information.
Stating that the restoration works related to Haydarpaşa Train Station are carried out by TCDD, Yıldırım said, “We have been working with the boards, district municipalities and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality since 2006. In this direction, we continue both the arrangement of the works in that area and the renovation of the infrastructure in accordance with the high-speed train within the schedule we have determined ”.
- "We will put the suburban lines into service in 2018 at the latest"
Reminding that the suburban line consists of sections on both sides of Istanbul, Yıldırım said, “On the Anatolian side, the section from Pendik to Ayrılıkçeşme is connected to the Marmaray, Kartal metro. The second part is from Kazlıçeşme Halkalıcontinues to. Unfortunately, its construction was delayed a bit. Because of some problems with the firm, but from now on, our friends will first work on this project. "We will have put these places into service in 2018 at the latest."
- "The rail system is ready on the bridge, it will end at the end of May"
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the reunification of the continents of the last 9 meter distance remained, reminiscent of the ceremony to be held on Sunday, said the completion of the merger.
He explained that the railway system infrastructure works on the bridge are continuing simultaneously with the highway works.
“The continuation of the rail system after the bridge has not started yet. While this bridge was being built, we put the rail system from the beginning as it cannot be built later, the rail system is ready on the bridge, there is no problem. It will end at the end of May, but since its continuation is not done, it will only be ready as infrastructure. Later, from Akyazı, we will connect the bridge to the Anatolian side of the bridge with a line to be taken from Izmit, Köseköy, and the line we take from the European side to the Edirne route. HalkalıWe will be tied to the part in. These are things that will happen in the coming years. "
This year HalkalıStating that the construction of a high-speed train line will be started next to the railway line from Edirne to Edirne, Yıldırım said that they will continue to strengthen the railway infrastructure.
- "We will officially announce the route in Kanal Istanbul in a few months"
Stating that every news about the route of Kanal Istanbul should not be credited, Yıldırım said that there is no official description of the route. Noting that speculative news in the press led to grievances, Yıldırım said:
“The route of Kanal Istanbul has never been officially announced by us, it has not been said until today. However, from time to time, there have been rumors in the media and public opinion, and grievances can occur. In the face of this situation, the need to warn our citizens arose and I said in the past weeks; We are working on 5 routes related to Kanal Istanbul, and the work on these routes is still not fully completed. In the next few months, these works will be finished and we will officially announce the route. After that, we will take action to hit the first pickaxe. "
- "The length of Istanbul rail system will be over 800 kilometers"
Minister Yıldırım said that, according to the information given by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), most of the Üsküdar-Çekmeköy metro will be opened by the end of the year. Yıldırım shared the following information about the rail systems in Istanbul:
“The part up to Dudullu will be opened, after that some amount will remain in Çekmeköy. It will be finished like March and April of 2017. According to the information given by our IMM President. As you know, this line will be connected with Marmaray in Üsküdar. So now from the Anatolian side, from Kartal Kadıköy'to, Kadıköyrequesting from Marmaray to KadıköyThose who want to go to Çamlıca and Üsküdar from Üsküdar will be able to go to Marmaray. From Pendik, when the connection to Söğütlüçeşme, Ayrılıkçeşme, Haydarpaşa is finished, it is now possible to go to Ankara, Sakarya, Bilecike and İzmir. Sabiha Gökçen connection from Kartal has now started and is being made. Joining from Kaynarca, joining the high-speed train from Kaynarca, connecting to Sabiha Gökçen from there, it will now be joined to Ümraniye line via Sultanbeyli in the future. Thus, in the next 6-7 years, the length of the Istanbul rail system will exceed 800 kilometers. "
Yıldırım said, “In Istanbul of 15 million people, 29 million people travel every day. Therefore, Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel to be opened at the end of the year, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Istanbul's traffic will be noticeably relaxed when the rail systems are completed, but it does not end completely. But what is the goal? Sustainable and bearable traffic, fluidity will increase. ”
- "We will build the Çanakkale Bridge and put it at the service of our nation"
Making Çanakkale 1915 Bridge project planned for 2023, pointing to the Lightning, he said the bridge would symbolize the respect Turkey's history. Yıldırım said, “This bridge will be put into service until 2023. The distance between the bridge legs will be 2023 meters. It will be the first among the towers in the world. The name of the bridge will be Çanakkale 1915. In 2023, we will build a Çanakkale bridge that is passed to the citizens without interruption and put it into the service of our nation. ”
High-Speed ​​Train (YHT) tender for the preparations of the Lightning, high-speed train sets indispensable criteria of domestic production, emphasizing that, said:
“These 80 high-speed train sets are important. I think it is an investment of 5-6 billion dollars. This investment is not planned as a purchase, it is a project that specifically envisages the construction of high speed train sets domestically with local contribution rates as much as possible. We invite producers to invest in Turkey known to the world in this sense, some gave for this decision, already formed their partnership. There are also those who build their factories. From now on, we want other interested companies to take their hand quickly. Our goal is to produce not only get high-speed train high-speed train set, and uses a Turkey which provides to countries in need ... "
- "Ataturk airport works 2,5 times more than its capacity"
Stating that the liberalization of the railways is accelerating, Yıldırım said, "Preparations have been made, I hope we will witness that the private sector is also operating on small lines in the middle of this year.
Expressing that they are planning to open the first stage of Istanbul New Airport with a capacity of 90 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018, Yıldırım said that the works continue on a 7-day and 24-hour basis. “It goes as planned, even slightly ahead. Of course, Atatürk Airport operates 2,5 times more than its capacity. This is not a sustainable thing, ”he said.

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