CHP Kocaeli deputy Haydar Akar in his speech at the Parliament in both Kocaeli and Sakarya and Istanbul interest in the commuter trains carried the trains. He said that Akar citizens can only watch trains instead of riding.
Speaking at the Turkish Grand National Assembly, CHP Kocaeli Deputy Haydar Akar brought the suburban trains that concern Istanbul, Kocaeli and Sakarya. Akar stated that the suburban trains could not be constructed in any way, and that the high-speed trains were only available to the citizens. In the speech of the Deputy Akar in the Assembly, the following statements were made: “Yes, the subject I want to talk about today is not only about Kocaeli, I want to talk about a topic that also concerns Sakarya and Istanbul. I would like to talk about our regional trains and suburban trains. Gebze-Haydarpaşa suburban train and Sakarya-Adapazarı-Haydarpaşa regional trains, which carry 2012 thousand passengers a day in 30, were stopped due to high speed train construction. Let's not say "removed", it was stopped. High speed train is completed. In fact, it was not completed quickly, we also go into the details, we talk about the details, but it is an investment, but 3 cities were victimized while increasing the time and quality of travel of the people who will travel from Istanbul to Ankara.
30 THOUSAND BUILDING
Who used these regional trains and suburban trains? As we all know, students used it, workers used it, officers used it, people who wanted to travel and shop between cities used it. Look, I'm talking about 30 thousand people a day. As of the point reached today, it fell to 19 thousand people a month. It was stopped in 2012, regional trains and suburban trains, which are said to be taken over by high-speed train in 2015, were stopped. There is never a train from Gebze to Haydarpaşa. There are neither regional trains nor high-speed trains, nothing. What? The high-speed train goes to Pendik. So, is there any Haydarpaşa with Sakarya and Adapazarı? No, he doesn't. First they made it to Arifiye, then they made it to Mithatpaşa.
PRIVILEGED FOR PRIVATE SECTOR
Look, there were 24 different train services, there are 8 flights at the point reached today. There were 22 stops, the train leaving from Adapazarı stopped in all the towns in the region until it went to Haydarpaşa, and our people in the towns could see both shopping and business needs very easily. Currently it has been reduced to 5 stations, it has been reduced to 5 stations. Believe me, people are really victims. People were sentenced to the private sector, people's freedom of transportation and travel was taken away. It's a big trouble. Well, that's all "We invest." you say, you talk so much, you say "high speed train", what do you know, why are so many people ignored? So you carry 300-500 people a day by high-speed train, but you ignore 30 thousand people a day.
WE KNOW THAT
Yes, we need these trains urgently. These have to be done as soon as possible. We all know why it's not done. All of the high-speed trains made with foreign debt were made with foreign loans. In 2002, in 2003, you took State Railways with 2 billion losses, today the damage of State Railways is 13,5 billion pounds. In 2002, in 2003, the passenger carriage share of State Railways was 5,1 percent compared to sea and airways, dropping to 4,3 today at the point reached today. Yesterday you were doing a show for the Kars-Baku-Tbilisi line, you were doing a show for freight transportation. Do you know the share of State Railways in freight transport, you know friends? Only 4,3. It was 5,1 before you in 2003.
NEEDS EMERGENCY METHODS
In other words, a State Railways that borrows so much, a State Railways that lends so much foreign credit and everyone can cover a distance in neither carrying passengers nor carrying loads. Let Istanbul, Sakaryalı, Kocaelili watch the high-speed train, just like watching the Osmangazi Bridge, not getting on the train. Was it just the train? I always say, Kocaeli needs urgent metro. All of this comes across as a traffic problem, as a traffic density. I say that the metro to be built in Kocaeli for the 2018 budget must be on the agenda, allowance must be reserved and started. I offer love and respect to all of you.
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