Turkey's first driverless metro Opened Service

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey's first driverless subway with his Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Sancaktepe Line of the part up to Ümraniye, was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality made by Turkey's first driverless working underground Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Sancaktepe Line of the part up to Ümraniye, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Istanbul was opened with a ceremony where Mayor Mevlüt Uysal participate. Citizens showed great interest in the opening ceremony in Üsküdar Square.

Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, Minister of Health Ahmet Demircan, Minister of Family and Social Policies Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, Governor of Istanbul Vasip Şahin, former Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kadir Topbaş. , some AK Party deputy mayors, deputies, district mayors also took part.

PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN: WE LOVE ISTANBUL WITH LOVE

Speaking at the ceremony, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that they opened the second metro line on the Anatolian side with the opening and the second part of the line extending from Ümraniye to Çekmökey and Sancaktepe will be opened as soon as possible. Üsküdar-Ümraniye Sancaktepe Turkey's first driverless Metro, emphasizing that it is very important because it is the subway Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said;

Tüm All movements of the trains will be managed by the command center. 700 will serve thousands of passengers a day, I hope a brother who takes the metro from Üsküdar 17 minutes Yamanevler Station will reach. This journey will last for 27 minutes when the line up to Sancaktepe is in service. We plan to extend this line to Sabiha Gökçen Airport in the future. ”

Erd I would like to praise my Lord every day for the opportunity to serve this nation. X Erdogan said that the 4-5 year we live in shows that the national unity and solidarity of the year should be taken more and more. Erdogan said, “We love Istanbul so much that we would like to spend every moment of the day in service to this city, even if we had a thousand years of life. Imagine a city that has no means of transportation and does not pass through mud and dust. Imagine a city besieged by squatter houses, whose historical monuments are ruthlessly treated and whose history is not claimed. Imagine a city with almost no activity for strange gurebaya, disabled, women, youth, athletes, artists. Istanbul was such a place. We took Istanbul from this situation and brought it to these days ”.

Pointing out that they are gradually approaching the goal of bringing Istanbul to a public transport network completely independent of vehicle traffic with the planned metro projects, Erdogan said, “I thank everyone who contributed to bring this metro line to our city. Anyone who sees the present state of Istanbul as we were elected mayor in 1994 will see the obvious difference. Do we have any shortcomings, of course we do. Even if some mistakes were not made, of course they were made. But even talking about them, besides services to Istanbul, is an absurdity. We are aware of all of them, I hope we will make up for all of them, because we love Istanbul with love ”.

PRIME MINISTER YILDIRIM: “ISTANBUL DESIRES THE MOST BEAUTIFUL”

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that they brought together a new service from Istanbul residents and reminded that the 10,5 kilometer 9 station with Uskudar-Umraniye Metro will go on its own and that the total cost of the line has reached 3,5 billion TL.

“This number should be sacrificed to Istanbul. Istanbul deserves the best of services ”, said Binali Yildirim, 27 minutes from Sancaktepe to Uskudar when the entire line was opened. 700 daily passenger capacity of the line, the hours of traffic is considered to be a great benefit to the economy when it is seen voicing Yıldırım, Marmaray integrated line on both sides will make it easy to access said.

2004 is the only 45 kilometer rail system in Istanbul, today this figure has increased to 160 kilometer, the ongoing 267 kilometer rail system investment also continues Yildirim, the Republic of 100. In 2014, 2023 said that Istanbul 's rail system target was the 1023 kilometer rail system.

“We are realizing all the projects our nation desires. Bridges, viaducts, trains, high-speed trains, modern airports, city hospitals, what's more. All this for you, for Istanbul İstanbul said Yıldırım, Istanbul will continue to provide much better services.

PRESIDENT UYSAL: THE LENGTH OF METRO IN ISTANBUL INCREASED TO 160 KM

Speaking at the ceremony, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mevlüt Uysal stated that it is a historical day for Istanbul and said, “We are putting into service a new metro line that will be an ointment to the transportation problem of our Istanbul. We are happy and proud to put the Üsküdar-Ümraniye metro line into service with the honor of our President, who has always been by our side and motivated us with his presence and vision, ”he said.

Emphasizing that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has left indelible marks on Istanbul since he was mayor, Mevlüt Uysal reminded that Istanbul had its first metro station during Erdogan's term as mayor. Uysal pointed out that large investments have been made in Istanbul in the last 20 years to be written in gold letters on the history page, and said that the connection roads of Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the 3rd Airport add value to the value of Istanbul.

Uysal stated that the Üsküdar-Ümraniye Metro Line, which was opened, has completed the most important part of the transportation between the two continents with the Marmaray integration and therefore will serve the entire city. “It will also constitute a very important axis of the Istanbul metro, whose total length reaches 160 kilometers. The most important feature of the line; Having a swarmless subway. So any action taken by the machinist will be carried out by the command center. This will be a first in Turkey and will go down in history. The driverless system is currently only available in 6 leading cities around the world. Our Istanbul, which is one of the top places in the world league, is one step ahead with this feature. We have established a system suitable for the Istanbul brand. The process of including vehicles in the fleet or withdrawing vehicles from the fleet will also be done automatically. The voyage interval will be minimized thanks to this system. Thus, we will have the opportunity to maximize the number of trips. "

Stating that all smart systems on the metro route will be combined in one center and integrated into the transportation network, Uysal said, “Security in the system will be kept at the highest level. In addition, the journey will be comfortable since the front will be open since there is no driver. Today, we are opening the first 10,5 kilometers of this line into service with you. We now offer the part of our line, which includes the firsts, to the Yamanevler Station, to the service of Istanbul residents. 7 stations whose fine works have been completed will be included in the rail system in a short time ”.

Underlining that their goal is to make public transportation attractive and increase the travel comfort of Istanbulites by increasing the diversity of access to different points of the city, Uysal said, “As our rail system investments grow, private vehicle owners will also prefer public transportation. With the metro line we opened, the length of the rail system in our Istanbul has reached 160 kilometers. If God wills, we will open the second phase of this line in the near future. With the commissioning of 7 more stations, we will extend the metro line to Çekmeköy and Sancaktepe. An average of 400 new vehicles are registered in Istanbul every day. Just for that, we need to build 2 kilometers of road roads per day, 730 kilometers per year. These data reveal that the only solution for transportation is rail systems. Therefore; "We are based on the transportation of people rather than the transportation of vehicles."

Uysal explained that there is another 150 kilometer rail system line that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has tendered and is under construction, and that the Ministry of Transportation is also working on the 117 kilometer metro rail system, which is under construction.

“With these investments to be added to our existing 160-kilometer metro line, the total metro network in Istanbul will reach 427 kilometers. According to our study, when the rail systems in Istanbul reach 1000 kilometers, the public transportation problem will be completely solved. We aim to increase the metro network to 600 kilometers by adding 1000 kilometers of rail system to the running and ongoing metro lines. For this reason, we have to work day and night without stopping, and to constantly pedal like a cyclist. "

Uysal said that in addition to expanding public transportation with rail systems, they have established a transportation axis where the road is integrated with sea and rail systems, and said, “He wishes our line to be beneficial to our Istanbul. Herewith, in particular the President Mr. Istanbul, including Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey will go into the history of the Count laid the foundation of this work Kadir gentleman, who shed sweat in the making, our labor that workers would like to thank our engineers and all employees, "he said.

ÜSKÜDAR-SANCAKTEPE METRO IN NUMBERS

Following the speeches, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mevlüt Uysal and other members of the protocol cut the ribbon and opened the line. President Mevlüt Uysal presented President Erdoğan a model of a driverless subway train that will work on this metro line. President Erdoğan and his followers then took the subway and made their first trip to Ümraniye.

20 stations of 16 km of metro line, consisting of 10,5 km and 9 stations in total, were opened up to Ümraniye. The finishing works of the remaining 7 stations have been completed. It will open in June 2018. Subway line; In Üsküdar, Marmaray will be integrated with Yenikapı-Hacıosman and All Other Metro from Marmaray, and with Metrobus in Altunizade Station. Stations Opened: Üsküdar, Fıstıkağacı, Bağlarbaşı, Altunızade, Kısıklı, Bulgurlu, Ümranıye, Çarşı, Yamanevler Stations.

Metro Line from Sancaktepe to Üsküdar at 27 minutes, Ümraniye at 15,5 minutes, Kartal at 62 minutes, Yenikapı at 39 minutes, Taksim at 47 minutes. , Hacıosman'a 71 min., Ataturk Airport 71 min. And Olympic Stadium 81 min.

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