Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu, visited Metro Istanbul. İmamoğlu received information about the company's 2020 activities and 2021 plans from the General Manager of Metro Istanbul, Özgür Soy, and the company's senior management.
IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu, together with the Secretary General of IMM, Can Akın Çağlar, visited Metro Istanbul. Özgür Soy, General Manager of Metro Istanbul; At the meeting held with the participation of Deputy General Managers Hakan Orhun, Fatih Gültekin, Yıldıray Yedikardeşler, Metro Istanbul Budget and Reporting Manager Yıldız Arslan Employees, Corporate Communications and Customer Services Manager Aylin Erol and Strategy and Corporate Development Manager Nevzat Bayrak, President İmamoğlu was informed about the company's 2020 gave information about its activities and 2021 targets.
"We did not slow down despite the pandemic"
Reminding that Metro Istanbul is a company with a 32-year history and has more than 5 thousand employees, General Manager Özgür Soy said, “During the pandemic period, our passenger numbers decreased significantly. However, despite this, we opened the M7 Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro Line, and now we will open the T5 Eminönü-Alibeyköy Tram Line. We continue to produce projects that will carry Istanbul and Metro Istanbul to the future and contribute to employment with our newly opened lines without slowing down. In the curfews imposed due to the epidemic, we continue our flights so that people who have to work for the continuation of social life can go to their jobs safely and the transportation is not interrupted. "We did not reduce the frequency of flights even though we carried passengers below normal during peak hours, even outside the ban hours."
"Our goal is to be in the top 10 in the world"
Free indicating Metro lines and 14 stations with 173 in Istanbul, Turkey's largest urban rail system operator is the Pedigree, "We are carrying more than 2 and a half million passengers a day under normal conditions. With the addition of our new lines to be opened, our share in Istanbul's public transport will increase to 30 percent if used at full capacity. As of January with the opening of our T5 line services, including TCDD in Turkey, we rank first with a passenger capacity between operators all rail systems. It would not be wrong if we even say this; Today, half of Turkey's rail systems carry passengers Metro Istanbul. We will grow even more, which is already the most active construction company in Turkey. "Our goal is to be in the top 2024 in the world by passing London and Paris with our passenger carrying capacity in 10".
"We care about merit and career development"
Indicating that they have focused on the changes they can make to improve the company since they took office, Özgür Soy said, “One of these is the culture of saving. Second, when you look at rail systems around the world, we see that it is a very male-dominated sector, but we set out to create a family atmosphere that prioritizes women and prioritizes merit and career development. Third is performance-based management. "Our goal is to move beyond a management where people take instructions and do business with inspections to a structure where there is a service standard at all levels, people are more willing to take initiative and teamwork is supported."
"The needs of our passengers are our top priority"
Expressing that they strive to be a company managed with a corporate discipline and strategies, Özgür Soy said: “In our investments we will realize, we use our preferences in the direction of optimum approaches that prioritize the priorities and needs of our passengers, not with the motivation of the best, the latest technology, the greatest stations. We want to make smart designs by focusing on R&D and technology. not to buy the most expensive in the world, the best designs in Turkey together with our stakeholders we want to do ourselves. R & D work by producing technology, we want to contribute to the development of the railway sector in Turkey. Our goal is that Turkey is proud of, urban rail systems in the world, producing one of the leading operators and a subway project in one of the engineering company located in Istanbul. "
T5 Line will open on January 1
After the presentation of General Manager Özgür Soy, President of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Ekrem İmamoğlu"We support all kinds of projects to provide better service to Istanbul and to provide the quality that the people of this city deserve," he said. General Manager Soy, who also gave information about the latest status of the T1 Eminönü-Alibeyköy Tram Line, which will be put into service on January 5 at the meeting, stated that the preparations have come to an end. IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu Reminding that citizens will be able to use the line on January 4, since a 4-day curfew will be implemented at New Year's, Istanbulites will be able to use our line free of charge for 10 days. President İmamoğlu and Secretary General Can Akın Çağlar left Metro Istanbul to meet at the opening to be held on 1 January at 13.00.