Topbaş's One Project is Rafa

A project of former Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbas, who had resigned from his position controversially, was shelved. TCDD decided to renew the old commuter line after the project, which turned the train line between Sirkeci-Kazlıçeşme, which was left idle due to the Marmaray project, to a tramway, was abandoned.

SözcüAccording to the news of Özlem Güvalı from Sirkeci-Halkalı Sirkeci-Kazlıçeşme was completely disabled due to the shifting of the suburban line to the Kazlıçeşme -Ayrılıkçeşme line within the scope of the Marmaray project. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) developed a project in 2015 where Topbas was still on duty for this line which was disabled. Between the IMM and TCDD ”Sirkeci Train Station and the old suburban line between the buildings in Sirkeci - Yedikule evaluation CD was prepared to make the protocol. IMM Mayor Kadir Topbaş was authorized for the preparation of the common service protocol at the IMM Assembly Meeting on March 11 March 2015. According to the protocol, the buildings and the railway in the historic Sirkeci Station would be handed over to the IMM for the 49 yearbook.


The Sirkeci Station will be a museum, and the area where the Sirkeci-Yedikule line is located will be designed as a nature and art park. The 8,5 kilometer-long line was to be converted into tramway by IMM. However, it was learned that Kadir Topbaş did not sign the protocol he was using and that the project was shelved. When the tram project with the arrangement of the museum and the park was lifted, the idle line of the TCDD recently took action to respond to the transport demands of the citizens.


TCDD, which decided to renew the old Sirkeci-Kazlıçeşme line, will hold a tender on 26 June 2018. A number of arrangements were made at the locations of the stations of the line to be renewed according to the technical specifications. The new station was moved to the south as the Kazlıçeşme station became the last station of the Marmaray line on the European side. Yedikule station will stay in the same place and Kocamustafapaşa Station will be moved to the east by 200 meters and its name will be changed to ken Samatya station Y. Yenikapı Station will be rebuilt on Namık Kemal Street. Kumkapı and Cankurtaran stations will also be located in the old suburban lines. The last stop of the line will be Sirkeci Station. The renovation of the old commuter line is scheduled for 350 days.

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