Opening of Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey Metro Line Postponed

imamoglu mecidiyekoy mahmutbey made examinations on the metro line
imamoglu mecidiyekoy mahmutbey made examinations on the metro line

İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu made investigations at Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro Line's Nurtepe Station. Stating that they plan to put the line into service on May 19, but the pandemic process does not allow this, İmamoğlu said, “An agreement was reached with a foreign company for the signaling system of the line. Unfortunately, the employees of this company, who do the job here, are mostly managed from Spanish center and from a center in Spain. Unfortunately, with the Covid process, they have been unable to perform this service as of March 3 ”. Stating that there are other construction sites where the process has experienced such disruptions, İmamoğlu said, “We are sorry for this failure, but it is not a solution. We will solve it quickly. ”

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu made examinations at the Nurtepe Station of the Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro Line, which is under construction. The citizens, who received the information that İmamoğlu will come to the station, showed affection to the IMM President from the balconies. Responding to the applause of the citizens, İmamoğlu landed on the turnstile floor. Here, İmamoğlu was given technical information about the works on the line by Pelin Alpkökin, Head of the IMM Rail Systems Department. Alpkökin, your line, Beşiktaş and Kabataş He shared the information that the archaeological works at the stations were continuing with İmamoğlu.


After evaluating Alpkökin's presentation, İmamoğlu said: “There is a subcontractor foreign company here. The signaling system has been agreed with that firm. Unfortunately, the employees of this company, who do the job here, are mostly managed from a center in Spanish and in Spain. Unfortunately, with the Covid process, they became unable to provide this service as of March 3. They had to leave this job site and return to their country. For almost 2,5 months, we cannot get this service. There are some local employees who do this service here, according to the contractor's firm. But of course this is a very inadequate study. As you can see now, the stations are completely over. In such an environment, the only shortcoming is signaling. The technical part is very important in such matters. In other words, it is not possible to open here without those tests and procedures. We are waiting for him right now; communication continues. Both the contractor firm and we continue the communication to bring it as soon as possible. We are in great effort. Since there is no clear answer, approximately 80 days and 90 days of testing should be spent here in terms of signaling. We are in a great effort to normalize and bring the employees here from Spain. As soon as we start, we want to receive the signaling service of our line and present this line to Istanbul residents as soon as possible. Otherwise we would be opening in May, we had such a sad event. We have construction sites and other projects where Covid has experienced such problems. We are sorry for this hitch. It is not an unsolvable business; we will solve it quickly. ”


After the announcement, İmamoğlu, who went down to the platform floor with the accompanying delegation, was accompanied by Mevlüt Öztekin, the mayor of Kağıthane. İmamoğlu completed their review at the station, the citizen accumulated in the balcony, "We love you President, you have a good thing" was separated from Nurtepe words and accompanied by applause.

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