Hasan Pezük, General Manager of TCDD Transport, made inspections at Marmaray Maltepe Control Center and Workshops within the scope of the inspections of Marmaray, which is operated by the General Directorate of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ.
Pezük, who received information about the activities planned to serve more frequent and more passengers in the coming years, came together with the authorities of TCDD General Directorate, AYGM, OHL and Siemens and evaluated the operation of Marmaray.
"Marmaray is the backbone of uninterrupted railway transportation between two continents"
Pointing out that with Marmaray, where uninterrupted rail transportation is carried out between the two continents, Istanbul can be reached quickly, economically and comfortably from one end to the other, Pezük said, “As it is known, Marmaray flights were planned as internal and external cycles according to passenger density. 76 kilometers Halkalı- On the Gebze line, trains are operated at 8-minute intervals between Zeytinburnu-Maltepe-Zeytinburnu, and at 15-minute intervals between other stations. After the pandemic, the demand for Marmaray will increase, and the number of passengers will be higher than 2019 and 2020. Because Marmaray is the backbone of public transportation in Istanbul. For this reason, we have to plan the future of Marmaray and be prepared for the increasing passenger demand. As TCDD Transportation General Directorate, we are working to provide the best service in Marmaray, I would like to thank all my colleagues who contributed to this service in the best way. " said.
Reminding that Marmaray is the main backbone of Istanbul's public transportation, as well as being the most important part of freight transportation from China to Europe, Pezük said that the transit freight trains from China to Europe as well as domestic and international freight trains He stated that Marmaray is the Golden Ring of the Middle Corridor, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line and the Southern Corridor.