Funds Protocol Signed For Gaziray Vehicles Purchase; A funding protocol was signed by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality for the purchase of vehicles that will serve on the Gaziray Commuter Line. Accordingly, with the 63 million-euro fund provided by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), a total of 8 wagons (4 wagons) will be purchased.
Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality of the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), between 22 billion budget under the protocol signed on May 2014, 1,5 Gaziray Commuter Rail Project was approaching the end of construction work. With the project that will create a 25-kilometer-long 16-station transportation line, 150 thousand people working in the Organized Industrial Zone will have faster and cheaper transportation.
The Metropolitan Municipality, which draws attention with the mega projects it has implemented in infrastructure municipality, has looked forward to the Gaziray Project, which has been prepared with the aim of eliminating the transportation difficulty, which is the biggest problem of the metropolitan cities, and has accelerated the works with its private initiatives. Accordingly, Gaziray Commuter Line Project credit protocol ceremony was held in Istanbul. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan, Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin, Islamic Development Bank officials and many guests attended the ceremony. Trade Minister Pekcan wished that the signed protocol would be beneficial to Gaziantep.
About Gaziray Project
With the protocol signed between Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD on May 22, 2014, the construction of the Gaziray Suburban Line project started on February 13, 2017. Within the scope of Gaziray project, in station use, access to suburban and high-speed train vehicles, zamIt will be planned to serve as an overpass in order to ensure the continuity of pedestrian circulation. As a result of the studies carried out within the framework of the Gaziantep Transportation Master Plan (GUAP), it was determined that the existing railway line passing through Gaziantep does not allow pedestrian and vehicle circulation in areas with heavy use in the city crossing and creates a barrier effect in the region. For this reason, on the route, approximately 4 kilometers of the said 5 parallel lines will be cut and covered underground in order to ensure safe pedestrian and vehicle transportation and to eliminate the barrier effect at the Cultural Congress Center-Zeytinli District, Mücahitler Budak District, Hospitals-Hotels region. With the Gaziray project, 11 overpasses and underpasses will be built. In addition, one kilometer after Oduncular Station, which is the last stop, Gaziray Maintenance and Storage Area of approximately 1 thousand square meters will be established at the border of the Ring Road in Taşlıca. A total of 93 passengers will be transported in 1 set of the vehicles planned to be used in the Gaziray Project, and 1000 sets of vehicles will serve at the first stage. 8 percent of the project, which is under construction, has been physically realized. In GUAP, whose target year is 77; In terms of its location in the station area, the station area will be the main transfer center, considering its suitability for the integration of different transportation types. The Station Main Transfer Center is expected to carry at least 2030 passengers per day in 2030. A 877-meter pedestrian crossing will be made at the Station Main Transfer Center, whose project work continues.