Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications; most of the completed and expected to be put into service by the end of this year Halkalı-Gebze Suburban Line 23 on May 2018 participated in the test drive.
Test drive, Undersecretary of Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Suat Hayri Aka, Deputy Undersecretary Orhan Birdal, General Director of Infrastructure Investments Erol Çıtak, General Manager of TCDD İsa Apaydın, General Director of TCDD Transport Inc. Veysi Kurt and other officials.
Continuing construction HalkalıArslan, who examined the works on the Gebze Suburban Line on site and gave information about the works; “I would like to express with pleasure that we have achieved 20 percent improvement in both lines, including the 43-kilometer European Side and the 81-km Anatolian Side. Our goal is to open the whole line to the business, by the end of December. ” said.
77 will be folded per minute line 115 per minute
Arslan continues to give information about the suburban line; "HalkalıWe have come to test the 77 km distance on the European Side of our project, which is very important in terms of bringing the 115 km route from Gebze to the suburban lines to metro standards and using Marmaray vehicles in 20 minutes without any transfer. . " said.
81 part of the line is completed
Stating that the existing system from Kazlıçeşme to Ayrılıkçeşme is connected under the sea and that Marmaray vehicles have been serving for 5 years, Arslan said, “However, the complete cancellation and removal of suburban lines both on the Anatolian Side and on the European Side and providing service at the metro standard. Our related processes were continuing. Previously, there was a problem caused by our contractors in the tender processes and the job remained as we had to renew the tender again. However, I would like to express with pleasure that we have achieved 3 percent improvement in both lines, including the 20-kilometer European Side and the 43-km Anatolian Side. ” said.
Our target is to open the whole line by the end of December
Stating that 81 percent of the line has been completed, Arslan said, “Our goal is to finish rough construction by the end of August this year and to finish the electrification and signalization works that we have already started in the next 2 months period. By completing the test processes until the end of the year, I hope to open the whole line to the operation by the end of December this year. I would like to express that there is no disruption in this business. ” he spoke.
The Passenger We Will Carry On At One Time Will Be 3 Bin 56 Person
Continuing his speech, Arslan said, “Rails started to be laid on both sides. Just as the rails ordered from abroad have been installed, we continue the rail spreading process by using the domestic rails manufactured in Karabük recently. Marmaray vehicles serve from Beşlıkçeşme to Kazlıçeşme with five sets. It carries about one thousand 530 passengers. Hopefully, when we open the entire line, we will run ten sets as well as five sets. The passengers we will carry at once in sets of ten will be 3 thousand 56 people. ” consumed his statements.
We will carry 75 Thousand to One Way per Hour
Arslan stated that all 440 vehicles to be used in Marmaray have been ordered before; "440 300 are still in the vehicle was manufactured in Turkey. Hopefully we will do 28 times an hour. The two-minute train interval means that we will carry 75 people an hour in one direction. When you think of the whole day, we will be able to carry 1 million 200 thousand people with Marmaray vehicles. ” he spoke.
38 New Station
Providing information about the built stations, Arslan said, “We are building 38 new stations within the framework of bringing the suburban lines to the metro standards. The works at our stations are going very well. We will serve the route of 43 kilometers with 77 stations. Seven of these 43 stations will also be our stations where main line trains and high-speed trains stop. ” He concluded his words.