Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan said that Marmaray, operated by TCDD Tasimacilik, provides great convenience to Istanbul residents in urban public transportation and allows YHTs and other trains to pass to Europe.
Explaining that 29 thousand people are served daily in Marmaray, the Ayrılık Çeşmesi-Kazlıçeşme section opened to business on October 2013, 182, Turhan said that Gebze-Halkalı He said that the number of passengers carried daily reached 12 thousand with an increase of 136 percent, and a record was broken by carrying more than 430 thousand passengers on 20 November last year.
In addition, YHTs were on the European side for the first time in 2019, passing through Marmaray. HalkalıRecalling that he started to travel until XNUMX, Turhan said:
“The stop stations in Istanbul are Pendik, Bostancı, Söğütlüçeşme, Bakırköy and Halkalı Travel time of YHTs organized as Konya-Söğütlüçeşme 4 hours 50 minutes, Konya- Halkalı 5 hours 40 minutes, Ankara-Söğütlüçeşme 4 hours 30 minutes, Ankara-Halkalı It takes 5 hours and 20 minutes. ”