Rumeli Hisarı-Aşiyan Funicular Line, which will be put into service in October, will be integrated into bus and metro lines with 2 separate sea connections. With the decision passed by UKOME, it is aimed to increase the share of the sea and rail system in public transportation.
The August UKOME (IMM Transportation Coordination Center) meeting was held at Yenikapı Kadir Topbaş Performance and Art Center under the chairmanship of IMM Secretary General Can Akın Çağlar. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), which attaches special importance to the rail system and sea transportation, submitted a proposal to UKOME that will connect the metro and road transportation in two continents. The proposal to integrate the Rumeli Hisarı-Aşiyan Funicular Line, which will be put into service in October, with 2 separate sea connections to the bus and metro lines was accepted unanimously.
By decision; There will be cruises between Aşiyan-Üsküdar and Aşiyan - Anadolu Hisarı - Küçüksu. Aşiyan-Üsküdar line will serve 9,37 liras, Aşiyan - Anadolu Hisarı - Küçüksu line will serve 7.67 liras. Like this; Integration will be provided between M5 Üsküdar-Çekmeköy, M6 Levent-Bogazici University/Hisarüstü and F4 Rumeli Hisarı-Aşiyan lines. It will also contribute to the relief of road traffic on the bridges.
ASSEMBLY OF THE FUNICULE IS COMPLETED
The construction of the Rumeli Hisarüstü – Aşiyan Funicular, which started to be built in June 2017, was stopped in March 2019 due to lack of finance. Tunnel constructions were left unfinished, station and vehicle productions were never started, and even by creating equity, the construction works were restarted in July 2020. All contractual and financial problems were resolved and tunnel manufacturing, rail assemblies and vehicle production were completed. The drive system was made ready with the vehicles to be used in the enterprise. The assembly of the system is being completed in the funicular, which was taken over in June 2019 with a 23 percent physical progress. Testing will begin in August. With the opening of the line, the metro will meet with the coast and the sea on the Bosphorus for the first time. With the new cruise lines to be placed, it will contribute to the relief of traffic between the Anatolian and European sides and on the bridges.