Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, claimed that Marmaray carried the transportation of Istanbul in heavy snowfall and said, “23 million 26 thousand people moved on January 1-250, when the snowfall was heavy. 628 thousand of this was realized with the transportations between the hours offered free of charge to the citizens.” used the phrases.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made a written statement about Marmaray, which is operated by the General Directorate of TCDD Transportation.
“Istanbul residents turned to rail systems instead of private cars and road public transportation vehicles due to the effective snowfall”
Karaismailoğlu stated that Istanbul residents turned to rail systems instead of private cars and road public transportation vehicles due to the snowfall that started on January 23 and gradually increased its severity.Halkalı Istanbulites flocked to Marmaray, which is the fastest and most economical transportation alternative between the Asian and European continents. made its assessment.
“Marmaray provided 24-hour service on days when snowfall was effective”
Karaismailoğlu stated that, as the General Directorate of TCDD Transportation, they organize additional flights at half-hour intervals between 23.00 and 06.00 in addition to the normal voyage hours to meet the passenger demand and that they offer 24-hour transportation service to Istanbul.
“642 million people have moved in Marmaray so far”
Karaismailoğlu, who informed that the most intense demand in Marmaray, which is integrated with other transportation systems and included in the Istanbulkart transfer system, is at Yenikapı, Sirkeci, Ayrılık Çeşmesi, Üsküdar, Bakırköy and Söğütlüçeşme, Pendik stations, and said:
“In Marmaray, which carried a total of 1 million 26 passengers between January 2022 and January 10, 221, the number of daily passengers reached approximately 400 thousand, while 23 million 26 thousand people were transported in the 4 days between January 1 and January 250, when there was heavy snowfall. 628 thousand of this was realized with the transportations between the hours offered free of charge to the citizens. Istanbulites met their transportation needs with Marmaray, where the roads are always open.”
Pointing out that 29 million people have been transported in Marmaray, which has been serving since October 2013, 642, Karaismailoğlu said, “While 2021 million 115 thousand people were transported in Marmaray in 350, the average number of passengers per day was 315 thousand. In the first month of 2022, this number reached 400 thousand.” used the phrases.