In the statement made by the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) regarding the passenger trains operating between Adapazarı-Pendik, known as the Ada Train, it is planned that passenger transportation between Mithatpaşa-Adapazarı will start at the end of August.
In the statement made by TCDD, it was seen that there was insufficient information in the public about the passenger trains operating between Adapazarı and Pendik, known as the Island Train. As the TCDD family, we continue our investments in order to provide comfortable, safe and fast transportation to our people in terms of infrastructure, superstructure and transportation.
Regarding the subject, we present our studies on Mithatpaşa-Adapazarı and other lines for your information;
Road renewal and infrastructure works have been completed between Mithatpaşa and Adapazarı. Since the catenary (electrical wires) and poles, which have served for many years on this route, have completed their useful life, it has become necessary to replace them. Within the scope of the works, 65 poles are renewed with 4 thousand meters of wire. Due to these works, train services between Mithatpaşa and Adapazarı cannot be made.
In this process, the transportation of the passengers is provided by buses with the protocol signed with Adapazarı Municipality in order to prevent any disruption in the transportation of the citizens.
The final stage has been reached in the works and it is planned to start the passenger transportation between Mithatpaşa-Adapazarı at the end of August.
The improvement of the train service between Istanbul(Pendik)-Mithatpaşa is also implemented taking into account the demands of our passengers.
During the pandemic process, from 20.03.2021 between Pendik and Mithatpaşa, only for a week.4 pairs of trains were operated mutually. With the decrease in passenger demand, the flights were reduced to 15.04.2021 mutual trains as of 2. However, as of 01.06.2021, the flights were also put into service on weekends. In response to the demand of the citizen, 3 double trains started to serve in the first place, and then 5 double trains began to serve each other. Passenger satisfaction and safety is our priority.
In order to ensure comfortable and fast transportation of our passengers, the construction of the 3rd railway line between Köseköy and Gebze continues. At the Kartepe/Büyükderbent stop, the temporary platform construction was completed and put into service. With the temporary platforms built at Derince, Hereke and Körfez stations, our passengers were able to reach the trains.
As the Izmit/Kırkikievler and Körfez/Tütünçiftlik platforms remain on the high-speed train line upon the request of our passengers, the new platform work at Kırkikievler Station will be completed and put into service in a short time.
As of July 2, 2021, Island Trains make a total of 5 trips, 10 pairs per day. These voyages consist of 2-person wagons in 1+60 seating arrangement, with a total seating capacity of 240 people. The average number of passengers per trip is 103, and 2019 passengers were carried in 718.492.
Our infrastructure and superstructure works are carried out by taking into account the demands and needs of our citizens.