Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Gebze-Halkalı Stating that the construction activities and signaling installation works on all routes on the Marmaray Line have been completed, “We will make the (Line) ready for opening in the first week of March.” said.
Minister Turhan, General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments carried out, consisting of 43 station, 76,6 kilometers long Gebze-Halkalı Participated in the ongoing test drives of Marmaray Line.
Turhan, who took the train at Söğütlüçeşme station during the night, used the vehicle for a while. Turhan received information from the authorities from time to time, after a period of time left the passenger cabin passed to the passenger section.
Speaking to members of the press here, Turhan said that they have been working to bring a more developed and trouble-free infrastructure to Istanbul since the day they took office, in accordance with the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Speaking about the transportation projects realized in Istanbul, Turhan stated that the suburban line is not just a railway line for Istanbul, but the main backbone of the city that combines all rail systems.
Stating that this project, which includes Marmaray, is completed, both metro lines, high speed train (YHT) lines and freight train lines will be integrated to each other, Turhan emphasized that Istanbul residents can now travel uninterruptedly on railways.
Han In order to achieve this, we have already opened the 13,6 kilometer section, which also includes Marmaray, into service. Now we are about to complete the renovation works of the 19,2 kilometer segment, with 43,8 kilometers in Europe and 63 kilometers in Anatolia. ”
“It will be connected to 13 subways and trams in 16 stations”
Turhan, Gebze-Halkalı 3 line, the throat transition section of the railway line 2 line will make the expression, 2 line on the line within the city will be built in a suburban way integrated with Marmaray said.
Expressing that YHT can be operated with intercity passenger and freight trains on the third line, Turhan gave the following information:
“Integration of 13 metro and tram lines will be provided from the total 16 stations. It can be done once every two minutes. 1 million 700 thousand passengers per day will be able to travel. Suburban to Üsküdar-Sirkeci 4, Ayrılık Fountain-Kazlıçeşme 13,5, Söğütlüçeşme-Yenikapı 12, Bostancı-Bakırköy 37 minutes will go down. Gebze-Halkalı 115 will be minutes. ”
From Ankara and Konya Halkalıhigh speed train
Turhan, Gebze, Pendik, Maltepe, Bostancı, Söğütlüçeşme, Haydarpaşa, Bakırköy and high speed trains HalkalıYHT'nin from Konya to Söğütlüçeşme 4 hour 45 minutes, from Konya Halkalıfrom Ankara to Söğütlüçeşme, from 5 to 15, Halkalı5'a told that they can reach the hour.
Last YHT departing from Ankara and Konya Halkalıvoicing that the other voyages will end in Haydarpaşa, Söğütlüçeşme, Turhan, the first flights to Konya and Ankara in the morning again Halkalıreported.
Turhan said that the freight trains will have an uninterrupted rail connection from Beijing to London and said that these trains can transport between Asia and Europe by using the Bosphorus crossing at night.
Currently this tool even that of the total 440 completed the entire production to be used, indicating their place in Turkey reported that production of the 300.
“We will make it ready for the first week of March”
Turhan said, tada At the point we arrived, Gebze-Halkalı Construction works and signalization installation works have been completed on all routes. We will make it ready for opening in the first week of March. ” said.
Turhan said that they are continuing their architectural finishing works at the stations at the point of commissioning the suburban and high-speed train lines and that they have started testing and commissioning works today.
Turhan, "based on the 24 clock and test operations SAT4 test line by making the first week of March, we will try to make the signal ready for opening." He said.
Turhan, stressing that the line will provide economic, comfortable and short time transportation, added that they were looking forward to the opening day.
The test drive in which Minister Turhan participated and many officials were present, Halkalı ended at the station.