Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Kağıthane- Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Tunnel Metro Project First Light Ceremony attended a video conference. Speaking at the ceremony, Karaismailoğlu said that they were at an important turning point in Gayrettepe - Kağıthane - İstanbul Airport Metro, a special example of the ministry's investments in the city rail system.
Karaismailoğlu said: “We reach Gayrettepe Station after our tunnel excavation works exceeding 68 kilometers with double tubes. We broke world records in the number and speed of tunnel digging machines in this project, where we performed the first rail welding on January 18 with your congratulations. We will also break the record we broke in construction speed at operating speed. In our 37,5-kilometer line, between 9 stations, first fully automatic and then our driverless trains will break the metro speed record at 120 kilometers per hour. Every day, 600 thousand of our fellow citizens will travel between Gayrettepe and Istanbul Airport in a short time of 35 minutes. This figure is more than the population center of many cities in Turkey. As our metro line crosses the borders of Beşiktaş, Şişli, Kağıthane, Eyüp and Arnavutköy districts, the urban road traffic will significantly reduce the traffic load. Passenger transportation on Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport line will be easier, more comfortable and faster. When this project is completed; At Gayrettepe Station, Yenikapı-Taksim-Hacıosman line and metrobus will be integrated into Başakşehir City Hospital from Kayaşehir Station on the Airport-Halkalı line, which is a continuation of this line and is under construction. With the Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey metro line, at the Istanbul Airport Station; Passenger transfer will be possible with the high-speed train line. Good luck. I would like to point out that; Our project is progressing with the measures we have taken against the Coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic, which deeply affects the whole world. Due to the Kovid-19 outbreak, we brought important regulations to social distance and hygiene rules in our tunnel excavations, employees' living areas.
“Currently, 233 Kilometers Rail System Provides Service in Istanbul”
entrance and exit of restricting the construction site, all employees health checks also meticulously Karaismailoğlu underlines made, Turkey on site over a thousand in general, before health, before running before and said he was moved by occupational safety policy.
Karaismailoğlu said, “Today, this ceremony with your honor is a good example. Likewise, thanks to you, Istanbul has always been number one in our city rail network. Currently, 233 kilometers of rail systems serve in Istanbul. ” he spoke.
Karaismailoğlu continued his words as follows: “When our 85-kilometer metro line projects, which are under construction throughout Istanbul, are completed, the length of the Istanbul city rail system will reach 318 kilometers. We are currently in 37,5 kilometer Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport Rail System Connection, approximately 9 kilometers Bakırköy (IDO) - Bahçelievler - Kirazlı Metro, 32 kilometers Istanbul Airport - Halkalı Rail System Connection and 7,5 kilometers Sabiha Gökçen Airport Railway Connection continues unabated.
Again, with your instructions, I hope the construction of the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Metro Line will be given to us. In every region of Turkey, we will continue to invest in our people who need each location. I state that we will continue to be near and close to the people of Istanbul in all kinds of services, especially in transportation, communication and communication investments, and I thank everyone who contributed to the project. Hereby, I congratulate the mothers day of all our mothers and wish all mothers in the world a happy, healthy and peaceful life. ”