The AK Party presented a mini bag of 12-item law proposal to the Parliament. According to the new law proposal, the "public service obligation" of TCDD Tasimacilik AS, which expired on December 31, 2020, will be extended for 3 more years.
The President will be authorized to extend this period until 2033. Thus, the earliest calendar will be put into effect as of 2023 for the application that will open the train lines to private companies in passenger transportation.
Two rail system lines to Istanbul
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, "We are bringing two more rail system lines to Istanbul, namely Altunizade-Çamlıca and Kazlıçeşme Sirkeci lines."
Halkalı - Karaismailoğlu, who attended the ceremony for the start of excavation of 2 new tunnel boring machines (TBM) on the Istanbul Airport Metro Line, at the end of the year. Halkalı Noting that they were planning to reach the station, he gave the following information:
"Marmaray Halkalı On this 55-kilometer line, where we made 31.5 percent progress starting with the station, Marmaray, Halkalı, Olimpiyatköy, Kayaşehir, Fenertepe, Avnavutköy 2, Arnavutköy 1 and Istanbul Airport stations. Halkalı - our airport line Halkalı station to Marmaray suburban line, Kayaşehir - Kirazlı - Otogar - Yenikapı metro at Olimpiyatköy and Kayaşehir stations, and from the airport to the Istanbul Airport - Gayrettepe line.
Karaismailoğlu stated that they aimed to reduce the transportation time between Istanbul Airport and the city center to less than 30 minutes, and emphasized that they designed the line and vehicle to reach a speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
While designing lines and vehicles, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they aim to build the fastest metro in the country by accelerating to 120 kilometers per hour, and that with the completion of the lines, metro connections will be provided to Beşiktaş Kağıthane, Kemerburgaz Arnavutköy and Başakşehir Küçükçekmece. Karaismailoğlu, thus from Gebze Halkalıfrom the Marmaray line to Halkalı He stated that a rail system line that uninterruptedly surrounds Istanbul with a total length of approximately 146 km with the Airport and Airport Gayrettepe lines will be completed.
Karaismailoğlu, Istanbul Airport - Gayrettepe metro line by the end of 2021, Istanbul Airport - Halkalı He said that they aim to complete the line by the end of 2022.