Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, who made a presentation at the Planning and Budget Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, said that we made approximately 95 percent physical progress in Beşiktaş (Gayrettepe)- Kağıthane-Eyüp-Istanbul Airport Metro.
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Expressing that they know how effective logistics activities are in the growth and development of production, Karaismailoğlu said that from the planned 25 logistics centers; He stated that they have commissioned 12 of them. Emphasizing that they have started to reap the fruits of domestic and national railway moves, Karaismailoğlu made the following assessments:
“We will now use the National Electric Train sets produced by TÜRASAŞ on high-speed and high-speed train lines. To date, we have completed a total of 313,7 kilometers of urban rail system lines and put them into the service of our nation. We have contributed 4 billion TL to the Turkish economy with 7 metro projects we have undertaken in 21,75 provinces. 988 million passengers have been transported so far with the metros we have implemented in Istanbul, Ankara, Kocaeli and Antalya. We saved 305 million hours of time and 282 thousand tons of fuel. We have achieved a reduction of 156 thousand tons in carbon emissions. The contribution of urban rail systems to the economy and the environment is at a level that we cannot ignore. We have 6 projects under construction in 10 more provinces. When these projects are completed, we will save 10,8 million hours of time and 146,2 thousand tons of fuel, in addition to contributing TL 136 billion to our economy. Thanks to urban rail systems, traffic congestion in our metropolitan cities will be solved, and there will be a 73 thousand tons reduction in carbon emissions.”
WE MADE APPROXIMATELY 95 PERCENT PHYSICAL PROGRESS ON BEŞİKTAŞ (GAYRETTEPE)- ISTANBUL AIRPORT METRO
Reminding that Marmaray in Istanbul, Başkentray in Ankara, İZBAN in İzmir and KONYARAY in Konya serve the citizens, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said that the GAZİRAY project in Gaziantep continues. Pointing out that the Ministry has undertaken a significant part of Istanbul's urban rail system, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have put into operation MARMARAY (77 kilometers), Istanbul Levent-Hisarüstü Mini Metro (4,8 kilometers). We continue the construction of 103.3 kilometers. We have made approximately 120 percent physical progress on the 37,5 kilometer Beşiktaş (Gayrettepe)- Kağıthane-Eyüp-Istanbul Airport Subway, which will have the title of "Turkey's fastest metro" at 95 kilometers per hour. On this line, we plan to open the connection between Kağıthane and Airport in the first quarter of 2022, and between Gayrettepe and Kağıthane in the second quarter of 2022. Another line of ours is Küçükçekmece, which is 31,5 kilometers long.Halkalı)-Basaksehir-Arnavutkoy-Istanbul Airport Metro. We have completed 71 percent of our tunnel work. We plan to complete the entire project by the end of 2022. With the Sabiha Gökçen-Pendik Kaynarca Metro at another international airport of Istanbul, we are integrating this place into the metro lines. Kadıköy We will connect the Kartal – Kaynarca Rail System Line to Sabiha Gökçen Airport with this 7,4 kilometer long line. We achieved 87 percent physical realization. We plan to finish this project in the first quarter of 2022," he said.
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Karaismailoğlu stated that the Bakırköy (IDO)- Bahçelievler- Güngören-Bağcılar Kirazlı Metro, which will directly connect the Kirazlı - Başakşehir Line, which is another project in Istanbul, with Bakırköy İDO, is about 60 percent physical realization, and continued his speech as follows:
“We will put the line into service at the end of 2022. We aim to complete the 6,2 kilometer Başakşehir - Çam and Sakura City Hospital - Kayaşehir Metro, which we started last year by taking over from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, in a period of 18 months. On the other hand, 2 new metro lines to Istanbul kazanwe are raising. We started to work on Altunizade-Çamlıca-Bosna Boulevard Metro Line and Kazlıçeşme-Sirkeci Rail System and Pedestrian Focused new generation transportation projects. Our Ministry is also taking important steps towards solving Ankara's urban transportation problems. For this, we are expanding the metro lines. With the completed Kızılay – Çayyolu, Batıkent – Sincan and Atatürk Cultural Center – Keçiören metros and Başkentray, we increased Ankara's 23,2 kilometers rail system to 100,3 kilometers. Atatürk Cultural Center-Gar-Kızılay line is 3,3 kilometers. Those who use the Tandoğan – Keçiören Metro will be able to reach Kızılay directly when this project is completed. We will open this line in the second quarter of 85, with a physical realization of approximately 2022%. Kocaeli Gebze Sahil-Darıca OSB metro is 15,4 kilometers long. Between TCDD Station – Gebze OSB in December 2022; We will put into service between Darica Beach and TCDD Station in September 2023. In Kocaeli, we are building a tram line that traverses the city in an east-west direction and connects the City Hospital to the city center. With the project, we anticipate that 39 thousand additional passengers will arrive daily on the existing tram line. We are also investing in urban transportation in Kayseri, one of the most developed provinces of Central Anatolia. Kayseri Anafartalar- YHT Tram Line is 7 kilometers long. Bursa Emek-Şehir Hospital Rail System line is 6 kilometers. With the extension of the existing Emek – Arabayatağı rail system Line, easy and comfortable transportation will be provided to the City Hospital and YHT Station from the city center.”
Noting that İZBAN is one of İzmir's sources of pride, Karaismailoğlu said that an average of 189 thousand passengers daily use İZBAN, and 2010 million passengers have been transported since 757. Saying, “We have made 2022 percent progress in the Gaziray Project, which we plan to complete in 74 and will contribute to the urban public transportation system of Gaziantep, one of the most productive cities in the industry and economy in the Southeast," the 112-kilometer-long GAZİRAY project is completed, with a daily average of 358 thousand people transportation. stressed that the opportunity
Minister of Transport, Karaismailoğlu, said, “We are trying to develop the inner city rail system of Konya. We are making the 17,4-kilometer section between Kayacık and Konya existing station 4-line for the purpose of operating high-speed trains from two lines, and suburban and conventional lines from two lines. We will provide passengers with access to Selçuklu and Konya YHT stations. Another project we have produced for Konya is Necmettin Erbakan University-Meram Municipality Rail System Line. We made the tender. We are waiting for the approval process of the loan agreement. We are developing domestic production infrastructure capacity with TÜRASAŞ. In the Turkish rail system sector, we have achieved a strong synergy by gathering the sector stakeholders under the same roof with the aim of being the locomotive institution in the production of railway vehicles. Thus, we develop products with national design in the rail systems sector, open these products to the world market and bring them to high brand value. With the experience gained from the production of National Train Sets, we started the Train Set Project studies at a speed of 225 km/h. We plan to complete the prototype in 2022 and start mass production in 2023. While continuing the production of diesel, electric locomotives, railway maintenance vehicles, modernization of railway vehicles, train control management system, wagon, diesel engine, we also carry out R&D studies for the development of national railway vehicles.