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Istanbul Airport Metro
was Put into Service!

Kagithane-Istanbul Airport Subway, which was launched as the "fastest subway in Turkey" and was eagerly awaited, was put into service with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Kagithane-Istanbul Airport Metro named Turkey's "fastest subway", was put into service with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kagithane-Istanbul Airport Metro Line, whose opening is eagerly awaited, is 34 kilometers long. Besiktas (Gayrettepe)-Kagithane-Eyup (Gokturk)-Istanbul Airport Metro Line has a total of 9 stations.



The mentioned line passes through Kagithane, Eyupsultan and Arnavutkoy districts. Approximately 4 months later, the line will integrate the Metrobus and Haciosman-Yenikapi metro with Zincirlikuyu stations, another 3.5-kilometer stage will be completed, and the 34-kilometer line will increase to 37.5 kilometers.


The highly anticipated metro line has a daily passenger capacity of 800 thousand with 9 stations. Thanks to the integration of the Mecidiyekoy-Mahmutbey Metro Line, Istanbul Airport will be reached directly, safely, quickly and economically with all rail systems.


According to the details given, with the commissioning of the said line, Istanbul Airport, which is the world's largest and most important global transfer center, is 24 minutes from Kagithane, 12 minutes from Gokturk, 45 minutes from Esenler, 41 minutes from Taksim, and 33 minutes from Zincirlikuyu. It can be reached in 35 minutes from 4th Levent.


In his statement, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu said that they broke the excavation records with 65.5 meters per day, 306 meters per week, and 1,233 meters per month in tunnel boring machine progress.


In his statement, Adil Karaismailoglu stated that Turkey's fastest metro vehicles will operate on this line with a speed of 120 kilometers per hour, and noted that Gayrettepe Station, which is Turkey's deepest metro station with 72 meters, was also built within the scope of this project.



Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said that they built the perfect railway infrastructure with precast panels here for the first time in Turkey's metro lines.


He said "In this way, we will offer our passengers the opportunity to drive in the comfort of a high-speed train. We are implementing the smart tunnel concept for the first time in the world's subways in this project. "