Since Istanbul was a big city and its population was high, there were traffic and transportation problems. The Municipality continues its efforts to solve these problems at full speed. Here are the metro lines and the opening dates that will open soon.
Eminonu-Alibeykoy Metro Line
Eminonu-Alibeykoy Tram Line, which has a line length of 10 kilometers, has a total of 14 stations. The distance between the tram that will serve 25 thousand passengers a day and Eminonu-Alibeykoy will decrease to 30 minutes. 219 people are currently employed for project construction. The line is expected to be put into service on January 1.
Cekmekoy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli Metro Line
The work of Cekmekoy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli Metro, whose construction started in 2017, has come to an end. Cekmekoy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli Metro, the second stage of the Uskudar-Sultanbeyli metro line, consists of 9 stations. The travel time between the lines is planned to be 16.5 minutes. The line will serve 64 thousand 800 passengers per hour in one direction. The metro is expected to be put into service in a short time.
Umraniye-Atasehir-Goztepe Metro Line
The construction of the Umraniye - Atasehir - Goztepe Metro Line, which was started in 2017 and stopped in 2018 due to lack of funding, was resumed in August 2019.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu said in a statement on social media today that the construction of the subway is continuing at full speed. The new metro line is planned to open at the end of 2022.
With its fully automatic driverless feature, the 13-kilometer M12 Goztepe-Umraniye Metro Line consists of 11 stations. The time between the subway and Kazim Karabekir and 60. Yıl Park will be reduced to 21 minutes.
Dudullu-Bostanci Metro Line
Dudullu Bostancı Metro Line, which was started to be built in 2016 in 2019 due to lack of financing, will be put into service in 2022. Transportation between Bostancı and Dudullu will decrease to 21 minutes. The metro line with a total length of 14.3 kilometers will serve 45 thousand passengers in one direction.
Atakoy-İkitelli Metro Line
İkitelli-Bahariye, the first phase of the Atakoy-İkitelli Metro Line, whose construction started in 2016, will be put into service in 2021. The entire metro line is expected to be put into service in 2022. When the 13.4-kilometer line consisting of 12 stations is completed; It will reduce the distance between Atakoy and İkitelli to 21.5 minutes. It will have a carrying capacity of 35 thousand passengers per hour in one direction.
Rumeli Hisarustu-Asian Funicular Railway
The Rumeli Hisarustu-Asian Funicular line, whose construction started in 2017 and was stopped in 2019 due to lack of budget, will be put into service in October 2021. The Rumeli Hisarustu-Asiyan Funicular Line will facilitate transportation between the Bosphorus coast and Buyukdere Street. The funicular, which will carry 3 thousand passengers and has a line length of 0.8 kilometers, will travel in 2.5 minutes. It is estimated that 11 months to design and bring the funicular line, and 2 months for the assembly and testing of the vehicle. A pier is also built at the pedestrian exit of the line to facilitate sea transportation. With this pier, new city lines that will have short distances to the opposite side are aimed.
The Hızray project, which Istanbul residents are eagerly waiting for, will serve between Halkali and Sabiha Gokcen. The tender of the fast metro, which has not been tendered yet, will be held in 2021.
The Hızray Project, which will reach a speed of 160 kilometers per hour and will reduce the transportation duration between Halkalı and Sabiha Gokcen from 55 minutes to 14 minutes. The subway is expected to serve 750 thousand passengers a day. The flights will be made at 3-minute intervals. On the other hand, 3 airports will be connected with the project. The distance between Alibeykoy and Altunizade will decrease from 43 minutes to 17 minutes, the distance between Kirazli and the Finance Center from 67 minutes to 31 minutes, and the Mecidiyekoy-Finance Center from 48 minutes to 12 minutes. The daily average number of rail passengers, which is 2.7 million, will reach 3.5 million. The construction of the project will be completed in 4 years.