Özgür Soy, General Manager of Metro Istanbul, a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), visited Gunay Simsek, Director of Aselsan Rail Systems.
Turkey's largest city rail operators, General Manager of Metro Istanbul Ozgur Soy, Transportation Visiting Aselsan, Security, Energy and Healthcare Sector President Abraham Singles and met with the Director Gunay Simsek from Rail Project. During the meeting, where Metro Istanbul and Aselsan exchanged ideas on domestic signal making within the scope of the M1 capacity expansion project, mutual information was given about new projects in the field of rail systems and domestic products in defense technologies. At the end of the meeting, Günay Şimşek presented a plaque, thanking Özgür Soy for her visit.
Passenger capacity will increase by 70 percent.
Metro Istanbul, Yenikapı - Atatürk Airport, M1B Yenikapı - Kirazlı and 1nd stage of M2B Halkalı capacity extension and improvement work was initiated at the stations. Within the framework of the work, construction works are ongoing to extend the platform lengths of the stations in the M1A section of the line, to improve and increase access opportunities in some stations, and to arrange the platform areas in accordance with the Platform Separator Door Systems.
When the platform extension work done at the stations is completed, a 25 percent increase in station volumes will be achieved. Along with this physical capacity increase, renewed signaling system and driverless vehicles, a 2021 percent increase in the hourly passenger capacity of the line is planned. The company collaborated with İSBAK, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, and Aselsan on “Fully Automatic Train Control Signaling System without Domestic and National Drivers”.
Abroad dependency will disappear ...
Apart from the contract price, the works that institutions provide financial support with their own resources can be quickly adapted to new metro lines since they are developed with modular architecture. Within the scope of the project, Communication Based Metro Signaling Technology, which is owned by only 5-6 companies in the world, will be developed with completely local facilities. As the advanced technological product that meets operational needs at the highest level, the signalization system is expected to provide high sales potential in the domestic market. In the signalization systems, which are an integral part of the investments of 5 metro vehicles with a thousand kilometer long metro lines planned by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for the coming years, this way, foreign dependency will be eliminated.