Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, Istanbul's suburban lines after the commissioning of Marmaray will carry no load during the night hours, he said.
Aslan, who opened the 10th International Istanbul Transportation Congress and Fair where public transportation projects are exhibited, together with the Mayor of Istanbul Mevlüt Uysal, stated that they will bring the metro standard to the suburban system on both sides of the city in Istanbul: “We will complete the entire system before the end of 2018. Both sides from Gebze Halkalı We will integrate them to each other and put them into the service of Istanbulites. ” said. Arslan said, “We are making a third line next to the two lines serving the metro. That third line will serve international transports. The high-speed train departing from Ankara and Sivas, which we aim to complete in 2018, will come to Haydarpaşa station. Some will be able to cross the European side using Marmaray. "The cargo from China and Kazakhstan will go to Europe at night, using the Marmara - Baku - Tbilisi - Kars line, even when there is no passenger transportation at night," he said.