The Golden Horn-Black Sea Sahara Line comes alive: 1. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process was initiated in order to revive the Golden Horn-Black Sea field line, which was established to carry coal to the Silahtarağa thermal power plant, which was the first to power Istanbul from the lignite mines on the Black Sea coast in World War II.
14 station built by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Haliç-Kemerburgaz-Black Sea Coast Decovil Rail System will be completed in 4 year and 876 million pounds is planned to cost.
RING ON ONE RAIL
The 55-kilometer long decoil line, which means a small-scale railway system, will consist of a single track. The line, which will go to the Black Sea from the SantralIstanbul campus of Bilgi University, which is located at the end of the Golden Horn, will be divided into 2 branches in Mithatpaşa by following the Kağıthane Creek and Cendere road. One of the branches will join Ayvadbendi and Yovankoru, and the other will unite on the Black Sea coast via Göktürk, Odayeri and Ağaçlı and form a ring.
ISTANBUL'S FIRST POWER PLANT WILL BE THE FIRST STOP
The starting point of the line, SantralIstanbul was the Silahtarağa Thermal Power Plant, the first power plant of Istanbul during the Ottoman period. The historical heritage, which was restored and transformed into the Bilgi University campus in 2007, first provided electricity to Istanbul trams and Dolmabahçe Palace, where the Ottoman sultan lived at that time. The power plant, officially opened in 1914, continued its operations until 1983.
14 STATION LINE WILL BE INTEGRATED WITH 3 METRO LINE
The line, which will include 14 stations, is planned to be built in Santralistanbul, with the Eminönü - Alibeyköy Tram line, which is under construction at Sadabad station. Kabataş - It will be integrated with Mahmutbey metro line, and with the planned Kağıthane - İTÜ Ayazağa metro line at TT Arena station. Accordingly, the stops planned to be built are as follows: Santral Istanbul, Kağıthane Municipality, Sadabad Square, Cendere, TT Arena, Hamidiye, Kemerburgaz, Mithatpaşa, Ayvadbendi, Yovankoru, Ağaçlı, Odayeri, Göktürk, Mithatpaşa.
The planned stops are as follows: Santral Istanbul, Kagithane Municipality, Sadabad Square, Cendere, TT Arena, Hamidiye, Kemerburgaz, Mithatpasa, Ayvadbendi, Yovankoru, Agacli, Odayeri, Gokturk, Mithatpasa.
Almost all ecological and historical area
In the project introduction file prepared by the Rail System Directorate of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Department of Transportation, it is planned that 'since almost all of the route passes through historical areas and ecological areas' trains consisting of two 30-meter wagons on one rail, and the speed of these trains will be 50 km maximum.
Accordingly, this line will carry passengers between 60-145 each time.