Metrobuses Taken From The Netherlands Are Scrapped


In the period of former President Kadir Topbaş by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, images of the 2008 bus from the Netherlands were displayed. Buses, which are taken to 50 million Euros and begin to malfunction after one year, are waiting in the garages of Edirnekapı and Hasanpaşa.

BrightAccording to the report of Irmak Mete, IMM started to search for buses to serve on this line after the metrobus project. Despite all the objections and warnings, IMM President of the time, Kadir Topbaş, decided to purchase a Phileas 50 articulated bus from the Dutch company called Advanced Public Transport Systems (APTS). Each of the buses was purchased for 1 million 307 thousand 950 Euros, approximately four times the price of their equivalents. Buses could not adapt to the physical conditions of Istanbul roads. The buses, which also had technical problems and manufacturing defects, started to break down a year later. In a short time, vehicles became unusable. According to the information Aydınlık obtained, only a quarter of the vehicles are in operation. However, they are not put into service because they often break down and stay on the road.


An IETT employee explains: ğinde We noticed serious fabrication errors when these vehicles first arrived. For example, the cable connection must be so that it does not get rain. Spare parts are also expensive. They made a constant breakdown. Today some of them are working but no drivers want to use them. He stays on the road. They're waiting in the garage right now. They are used to supply spare parts. I've seen their hatches spilled, their cables out, even in a vehicle. They were taken to millions of euros, all garbage. Milyon


Hakki, a CHP member of the IMM, complained to the former IMM President Kadir Topbas on charges of BB misconduct İ. Topbas defended the case in 2014, threw the ball to IETT and claimed that it had nothing to do with the tender. The court decided to acquit it.



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