Minister Yıldırım, Istanbul commuter train will be opened at the end of 2017: Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim previously announced the opening date of the 2018 Istanbul suburban train will end at the end of 2017 said.
Pointing out that when the Istanbul Suburban line is completed, there will be a significant decrease in the amount of air pollutants that cause adverse effects on the global and regional environment with Marmaray, "The amount of greenhouse gases will decrease by an average of 25 thousand tons per year during the first 115 years of operation."
Reminding that Marmaray has flights between Kazlıçeşme and Ayrılıkçeşme, Yıldırım made the following assessment: “Istanbul Suburban Line will be put into service at the end of the year. When this line is put into service with Gebze Halkalı will transport passengers between. In addition, Konya and Ankara High Speed Trains will be able to cross Europe by using Marmaray. More importantly, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Iron Silk Road, which we will put into service until the end of the year, will reach Europe via Marmaray and even to London by crossing the English Channel. Marmaray is also the backbone of the Iron Silk Road transportation corridor that will extend from Beijing to London.