Aksaray Yenikapı Metro Line Opened

istanbul metro map and stops
istanbul metro map and stops

Aksaray-Yenikapı metro line connecting Istanbul metro and Marmaray was put into service with a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. With the line connecting the rail transportation on the European and Asian sides, the Atatürk Airport-Kartal metro has dropped to 81 minutes.

Prime Minister Davutoğlu said, “Europe and Asia are connected with Marmaray and the second tunnel. With this new line, a person leaving Kartal will be able to go to Bağcılar. It is such a great revolution that it makes life easier and enriches our history. " said.


After the Haliç Metro Crossing Bridge and Yenikapı metro station were put into service with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was the Prime Minister of the time, on February 15, 2014, another public was added to Istanbul's rail system today. Aksaray-Yenikapı metro line connecting the airport, Marmaray and Hacıosman metro was put into service with a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.


A passenger arriving from Atatürk Airport with the Aksaray- Yenikapı connection, with Marmaray from Yenikapı Kadıköy - Kartal metro will be able to reach in 81 minutes. Passengers can easily reach Taksim, Levent, Mecidiyeköy, Maslak and Hacıosman by metro from Yenikapı with the Aksaray-Yenikapı metro line, which combines rail transportation on the Anatolian and European sides.

The 700-meter-long Aksaray-Yenikapı line connects Atatürk Airport, Bağcılar, Başakşehir and Olimpiyat Stadium to Yenikapı, and at the same time becomes the passenger transfer point for Aksaray, Bus Terminal, airport, Marmaray and İDO.


  • With the Aksaray-Yenikapı metro line, Istanbulites take 81 minutes from Kartal to Ataturk Airport,
  • From Yenikapı to Ataturk Airport to 36 minutes,
  • 39 minutes from Yenikapı to the Olympic Stadium,
  • 43 minutes from Taksim to Ataturk Airport,
  • From Mahmutbey to Üsküdar to 44 minutes,
  • From Başakşehir to Taksim, 55, 5 minutes,
  • From Bağcılar to Mecidiyeköy to 41 minutes,
  • 45 minutes from Üsküdar to Atatürk Airport,
  • From Bağcılar Kadıköywill reach 45, 5 minutes.


“Greetings to Fatih Sultan Mehmet. Greetings to Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Han, who served Jerusalem greatly. Greetings to Sultan Abdülhamit Han, who did not give a grain of land from Jerusalem. In Yeditepe, greetings to the vast Bosphorus… Greetings to the blessed inhabitants of this holy city.


If they ask us and say, "What is the greatest trust of our Lord to you?" We say "Istanbul". Istanbul entrusts us with history. The date of the day is the memorial day. It is a day to commemorate the peace order experienced during the times when Istanbul was the capital city. 400 years… When Jerusalem was ruled from this blessed Istanbul, he worshiped peacefully, be it a Muslim or a Christian. Each sect entered Jerusalem safely. By saying the city of Halil İbrahim, we looked at Jerusalem like the light of our eyes. There is the spirit of Istanbul in Jerusalem, and the spirit of Jerusalem in Istanbul. We still have artifacts in Jerusalem. Those who come to Istanbul see that there is a peace order in the mosque, church and synagogue on the same street. We neither forget Jerusalem nor Istanbul will forget Jerusalem. While I was coming here, I talked to Halit Meşal again and talked to Mahmud Abbas. I conveyed your greetings to them. I said, "Every citizen will be with the Masjid al-Aqsa with their mind and prayers." They said, “We have no doubt about that. If we felt Turkey by our side in our hardest times, we are sure that the hearts of every Turkish brother beat with us from now on ”. Those who want to destroy the Masjid al-Aqsa should know that for us there is no difference between Masjid al-Aqsa and the Kaaba. Our call is a call for peace. For us, the fate of Istanbul and Jerusalem is the same. All of us, especially the mayor of the metropolitan municipality you have given your authority to, we all know that we owe your authority to honor. We are working to protect this trust. Mr. President also greet you. He is in the heart of all Istanbulites.


It is one of the important duties to protect Istanbul as a living city and to protect Istanbul as a vibrant city. Istanbul is the city that weaves our soul in Istanbul. From Fatih, where my childhood passed, I learned history with every step I took towards my father's store. We love you heartily. The metro line, which will be activated today, has a special place. The old people know this Aksaray. There were minibuses to go to Bahçelievler. People would go over and over. You wouldn't know where to stop. The transportation issue could not appeal to the growing Istanbul. Finding a bus and minibus was a problem. This terrible history of the Istanbulites has changed with the AK Party. New lines were built both above and below the ground. 10 km of metro lines have been built in the last 141 years. It will increase to 2019 km by 430. It will move to 2019 km after 776. Istanbul is full of history. In order to protect places such as the city walls and Üsküdar, transportation must be moved underground. If it is built above ground, hundreds of historical monuments will have to be demolished. There is a list of places that have been destroyed. These places would not have been destroyed if the subway had started in the past. There is no need to expand roads to serve the growing population. It is necessary to pull the roads underground. Metro services are services that preserve history. Aksaray- Yenikapı may seem short. When this line is completed, all of Istanbul is connected to each other.


Europe and Asia are connected with Marmaray and the second tunnel. With this new line, a person leaving Kartal will be able to go to Bağcılar. It is such a great revolution that it makes life easier and enriches our history. Sea transport, land and rail transport are interconnected. It will go from Yenikapı to Atatürk Airport in 36 minutes. Kartal- Atatürk Airport will take 81 minutes. It will be a journey without torture and pain. It will be possible to sit and read a book easily. These were dreams. We make dreams come true and serve history. Fifty thousand pieces of archaeological pieces were also discovered. Istanbul is a historical and cultural capital. We aim to preserve history with these works. Nobody should be disturbed by this. A 50-kilometer line will be built from Bakırköy to Kirazlı. The sea, air and land of Istanbul will be connected to each other.

Professor Dr. Bozlağan, adding that the number of daily passengers carried by Marmaray will increase when the line goes into service, adding, “An important part of the transfers especially to Taksim, Mecidiyeköy, Levent and Maslak direction will start on this line. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will be a great relief with the transportation of other metro lines that are still under construction.

Günceleme: 19/05/2021 22:10

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