Sirkeci station and Sirkeci-Kazlicesme rail system project is unveiled.
New project about renovation of overland railway stretch between Sirkeci and Kazlicesme, which has been staying idle after Marmaray had started, is unveiled.
The project includes reconstruction of current double-track Sirkeci-Kazlicesme railway stretch as single track railway and renovation of stations along the line. By completion, an overground railway service will be given between Sirkeci and Kazlicesme, calling at 8 stations. This line will connect coastline of Old City of Istanbul to Marmaray, metros and trams.
Walking and bike paths will be constructed on the cancelled track. These paths will start at Sirkeci station and will continue along the walls of Old City 9 km long until Kazlicesme without interruption. Thus, the hotel/pension region (Kadirga) and restaurant region (Kumkapi) of Old City will be connected to Sirkeci.
As the line is commissioned, the international trains to Europe may depart from Sirkeci again.
Project is planned to be commissioned in 2023.
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