Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan titled “We are Building the Main Backbone of Istanbul's Rail System” was published in the March issue of Raillife magazine.
Here is the article of Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan;
Under the instructions of our President, since we came to office with a more developed infrastructure and smoothly since we are trying to reach Turkey. We do not only equip our country with new projects, but also establish transportation networks that allow for comfortable travel.
From this point of view, we are transporting the transportation infrastructure of Istanbul, which is one of the most important cities that combine two continents. We are building the ring roads and we are building Istanbul in divided ways. That's not enough, we're making intersections, underground passages. We built the world's largest airport in Istanbul. We also know that the rail system infrastructure in a developed city is of great importance. At this point, we do not only support the Metropolitan Municipality in building the subway infrastructure, but also connect all lines under the Bosphorus.
From Gebze, which we plan to put into service in March HalkalıThe Istanbul Suburban Line project, which extends to Istanbul, is a project of great importance for Istanbul. This line is the main backbone of Istanbul which combines all rail systems. When this line, which also includes Marmaray, is completed, both metro lines, YHT lines and freight train lines will be integrated. Now Istanbulites will be able to travel on railways without interruption. To ensure this,Halkalı 3 line (throat transition section 2 line) have made the railway. We have integrated 13 metro and tram lines from the total 16 station.
When the suburban line was put into service, 4 minutes between Üsküdar and Sirkeci; 13,5 minutes between Ayrılık Çeşmesi and Kazlıçeşme, 12 minutes between Söğütlüçeşme-Yenikapı, 37 minutes between Bostancı and Bakırköy, Gebze-Halkalı 115 minutes will be between.