Eminönü Eyüpsultan Alibeyköy Tram Line Will End At 2020

Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu first received information about “winter works” at the Road Maintenance and Infrastructure Coordination Department in Edirkekapı, then moved to Eyüpsultan and Eminönü Eyüpsultan Alibeyköy Tram, whose construction could not be completed since November 2016 He made investigations on the construction of the line. Imamoglu walked about 2 kilometers between the Balat and Feshane stops of the tram line with their staff. İmamoğlu, who carried out the welding of the scissors between the rails, answered the questions of journalists here. İmamoğlu said, “Former Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroğlu had a statement saying“ I have been working for a week, if my plans are demanded, we will help with the order of the President ”after your drought statement in Istanbul. "Will you have a request?", "Former İSKİ General Manager, minister. My advice to them is to have a dialogue with us without waiting for any orders if there is an opportunity or opportunity. We look for himself. Such urgent and important public issues do not expect orders ”.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu attended the presentation held at the Road Maintenance and Infrastructure Coordination Department in Edirnekapı. In the presentation, İBB senior management accompanied İmamoğlu with a full staff. Seyfullah Demirel, Head of Road Maintenance and Infrastructure Coordination Department, gave İmamoğlu and the accompanying delegation technical information about the work processes for winter preparations in Istanbul, manpower and construction equipment. İmamoğlu, who wanted the affiliates of IMM to come together and set up common tables to solve the problems, said, “Here, my friends made preparations to serve our citizens at the same time, in sync with 39 districts, and to intervene immediately in the problems they will experience on the road. I think we will not have a shortage. Villages are also included. We are ready from all our countryside to the center points of our city. "We are working for 16 million." After the presentation, İmamoğlu met the staff and made observations in the field.


İmamoğlu later moved his examinations in Edirnekapı to Balat. İmamoğlu, along with the top management of IMM, conducted construction of the Eminönü-Eyüpsultan-Alibeyköy Tram Line, the construction of which started in November of 2016 but could not be completed in the planned time. Imamoglu, walking along the rails about the 2 kilometer road from Balat to Feshane stations, received information from the authorities. İmamoğlu, which coincided with the welding process made by the workers between the rails, received information from the employees by pausing. Imamoglu, wearing gloves and goggles, welding process, carried out with the guidance of employees. During this time, color images occurred.

Imamoglu, journalists answered questions on the agenda on the rails. The questions asked by Imamoglu and the answers given by the IMM President were as follows:

“We want to finish the line before the beer”

The work started again. Is it displayed as one of the lines?

Let's not say stopped, let's say the line slowing down a little. There was a previously planned allowance part. It was slowing down as it was over; but the company was still continuing its business, little by little. We are working on additional resources. We want to prepare this place for 2020. Not just this line in 2020, it's the same zamAt the moment, the Unkapanı transition was also… Because there was a design deficiency, there was a lack of projects. My friends would go to them. All the designs of a transfer center connecting with the metro line and the junction points with the Sirkeci-Eminönü section and the pedestrian and rail system continue until the last stop. It is a line that we accelerate a lot and we care about. There is a very busy transport of people from Alibeyköy to Eminönü and Sirkeci. But more importantly for us, we are talking about a touristic area all day long. On one side, a beautiful line to visit and watch the Golden Horn is designed. But unfortunately it slowed down and progressed. We want to finish as soon as possible. There are some great destinations here. We have museums on the shore of the Golden Horn. We are designing beautiful green spaces. Besides, there are historical areas from Balat to Eyüpsultan. Contributing to very efficient, touristic and contemporary human transportation, the same zamIt is a very efficient line with a stop that connects to Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey line at the moment. Therefore, we are in an intense effort to bring this beautiful line to Istanbulites in 2020.

When you say 2020, what zamat?

Speaking of optimism, it's late summer. A little more realistic, it's like the end of the year. We can accelerate. Of course, this is also about financing. There are some technical issues inside, my friends concentrate on them. But I hope we will end here with sacrifice.


We have seen Kadir Topbaş in ceremonies about this line before, then Mevlüt Uysal. Now, as the third mayor, you are investigating this line. How much finance do I need? How much is left as a percentage?

You know God's right three. In fact, 35 percent of the total cost is on the sidelines. A funding related to this has not been conceived before. About 60 percent were designed and a funding was found. When that is finished, the company also paused before the election and when we arrived, the process was slowly moving forward with some motivation; but rightly, the contractor demands a source of funding to show the end of the day. We will finish the remaining 35 percent on that issue. We attach special importance to this line. Because it has occupied the historical fabric enough. Some places were obviously abused because they were neglected as much as they were busy. We are also quickly eliminating those abuses. This is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Therefore, our importance is high.

Will the financing be provided with foreign loans?

Of course, we search every source. Foreign sources seem more appropriate in this period. We have more productive talks. There are some sources standing by. But here, compliance, compliance, longer term, some permits ... All important. Some of our work will come to the agenda of the Assembly. Some issues have Ankara approval. We're following it holistically.


Do you have a response to Tevfik Göksu's comment that traffic problems have occurred in Istanbul for 6 months and have not been for 25 years?

He probably wanted to make a joke. But I guess he walked a little too much on the lawn. He couldn't do it barefoot. Anyway. The public has understood what you mean. I don't need to answer that.

Veysel Eroğlu, Former Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, has made a statement after your drought statement in Istanbul, saying, "I have been working for a week, if my plans are demanded, we will help with the order of the President." Will you have a request?

Former İSKİ General Manager, minister. My advice to them is that if he has an opportunity or opportunity he can establish a dialogue with us without waiting for any order. We also search for him. Such urgent and important public matters do not await orders. This is my first recommendation. The second issue is, let's not forget that; There is a Melen problem. Look, the year that should have ended as of today is 3 years from the year they announced themselves. In other words, the deadline they announced as the first week of December, which should end in 2016, has passed 3 years. Why is it not over? It still has no chance of being finished, because there is additional investment. That investment must come out. And we are talking about it. So let Melen end. We did not say, 'Nothing was done. We thank you very much for the work done. Of course it will. Is 25 years easy? You have ruled for a quarter century, it will be done. We applaud, we appreciate it. But Melen is not over. The problems and problems of this Melen inexhaustion will be solved and will be put into service as soon as possible. In other words, there should not be any difficulties in terms of delay or financial support. It should be overcome as soon as possible. I said, no matter what mistake was made, the President should take account of it. I didn't say anything else. It has been 3 years from the date they say will be opened. Apart from that, as I said; If he wants to provide us with information, I think there is no need for orders, this is the public service, our door is open. We also search for him. My İSKİ General Manager calls them and asks for the information they have. If there is a contribution to us, we will use it with pleasure. In other words, our door is open to every idea and every good understanding produced in this country.


The power says that Melen comes into play in every discourse. It is said that water is provided from Melen to Istanbul. Is Melen engaged or not?

Melen is flooded, but what we're talking about is the dam. What from Melen zamis flooding the moment? Currently printing. But it cannot be printed in the middle of the summer or it is very minimal. Why? Because of the lack of water in the Melen River at that time. Why is the Melen Dam built? So that there is always a water reserve there. It is a 30-year project, everyone has a labor. So someone thought in the 80s. Then someone made its decision without state planning, and so on. It is said that he came; It will end in 2016. And water will accumulate there, even in the driest moment, water can be flooded to Istanbul from there at the most troubled times. But right now, because the Melen River flows loudly, yes, water comes to us from there. Water also comes from Istırancalar. Everyone contributes. So there is no problem with that. The problem is: Why is the Melen Dam not finished? What are the obstacles to be overcome, what are the obstacles? And how will these be resolved? Let us be informed about this quickly. It's that simple.

After completing the investigations, İmamoğlu made Friday prayers at the Valide Sultan Mosque in Aksaray.


Works on Eminönü-Eyüpsultan-Alibeyköy Tram Line started in November 2016. When the 10,1-kilometer 14-station rail system is completed, it will be able to carry 15 thousand passengers in one direction per hour. The line covering Fatih and Eyüpsultan districts will continue along the Golden Horn coast of the Historical Peninsula to Eyüpsultan and from there to the İBB Alibeyköy Cep Bus Station. In the tram line, continuous energy supply system from the ground applied for the first time in Turkey (catenery free) is applied. The system, which will eliminate the visual pollution caused by "catenary wires", is based on receiving energy from a third rail placed between two rails. In this way, the vehicle will be controlled entirely through an electronic system. The tram line to be found within the boundaries of Fatih and Eyüpsultan districts; Kabataş-Bağcılar Tramway and City Lines Eminönü ferry piers and Eminönü Station, Hacıosman-Yenikapı Metro Line and Küçükpazar Station, Eyüpsultan-Piyer Loti Cable Car Line and Eyüpsultan Cable Car Station, Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro Line and Alibeyköy Metro Station ' It will also be integrated with Metrobus Line at Ayvansaray Station. Integration will be provided by sea transportation from Eminönü, Fener, Balat, Ayvansaray and Eyüp piers with the line.

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