Istanbul is on the track: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, which aims to offer an economical, comfortable and safe service in urban public transportation, is implementing many projects. With the motto 'Metro Everywhere Metro Everywhere', it is aimed to increase the number of rail public transportation systems, while the world's leading metropolis is aimed to have an uninterrupted transportation service.
In the metropolis, where metro investments have been accelerated by saying 'Istanbul will sit on the track' and where the largest metro investment in the history of the Republic has been realized, studies are carried out to ensure that every district and every neighborhood can be accessed by metro until 2023. Istanbul, where full integration in transportation has started, is aimed at achieving a longer and more modern transportation system from many developed cities of the world. For this purpose, the goal of citizens traveling in minutes is approaching step by step.
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Towards the driverless subway
When the works are completed, the Üsküdar-Sancaktepe Metro Line, which will be the first driverless metro line in our country, has come to an end. The line, which will reduce the 20 km distance to 26 minutes, will be the second metro on the Anatolian side.
Üsküdar, Fıstıkağacı, Bağlarbaşı, Altunizade, Kısıklı, Bulgurlu, Umraniye, Carsi, Yamanevler, Cakmak, Ihlamurkuyu, Altinsehir, Imam Hatip High School, Dudullu, Necip Fazil, Çekmeköy / Sancaktepe with the 16 station on the route where the citizens will reach the point they want as soon as possible.
8 minutes from Kartal to Kaynarca
The first subway of the Anatolian side Kadıköy- Works on the Kartal-Kaynarca route, which is the continuation of the Kartal Metro Line, continue without slowing down. When the works are completed in Yakacık, Pendik and Kaynarca, the number of stations will increase to 19 and the length of the line will increase to 26,5 kilometers. also KadıköyThe travel time between Kannarca will be reduced to 38,5 minutes. Kartal-Karnarca road, which goes up to 40 minutes in traffic, will drop down to 8 minutes.
Halkalı Gebze Marmaray Surface Metro
Marmaray 29, one of the biggest transportation projects in the history of the Republic, was put into operation on October 2013. 3 underground (Üsküdar, Sirkeci and Yenikapı) and 2 aboveground (Ayrılıkçesi, Kazlıçeşme) station are located on this track. The travel time between the Ayrılık Çeşmesi and Kazlıçeşme consists of a total of 18 minutes. Projects to be completed in 2016 Halkalı When Gebze Marmaray Surface Metro is completed, HalkalıIt will be possible to comfortably go to in 115 minutes.
With the implementation of the Marmaray Project, the total line length will be 76 km and Gebze-Halkalı 2-10 will be made once a minute. The system is scheduled to be transported 75 thousand passengers per hour in one direction when fully commissioned.
The stations on the 63,5 kilometer line are as follows: Halkalı, Mustafa Kemal, Kucukcekmece, Florya, Yesilkoy, Yesilyurt, Atakoy, Bakirkoy, Yenimahalle, Zeytinburnu, Feneryolu, Goztepe, Erenkoy, Suadiye, Bostanci, Kucukyali, Idealtepe, Sureyya Beach, Maltepe, Cevizli, Ancestors, Virgo, Eagle, Dolphin, Pendik, Kaynarca, Shipyard, Guzelyali, Aydıntepe, İçmeler, Tuzla, Cayirova, Fatih, Osmangazi, Gebze.
Cable car from Mecidiyeköy to Çamlıca
With the cable car that will serve between Mecidiyeköy and Camlica, citizens will travel only with a Bosphorus view. 22 will be 10 stops at a distance of one kilometer. Mecidiyeköy, Zincirlikuyu, Altunizade, KCamlica, B.Gamlic and Mosque stations will be transported by 6 thousand people per hour route.
Mecidiyeköy Camlica cable car line, which will connect the Anatolian side to the European side, is planned to be opened this year.
The tour will include touristic cabins as well as transportation between the two sides and will be given support to tourism.
The Eurasia Tunnel ends
The Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project) will connect the Asian and European sides with a road tunnel passing under the sea floor. The Eurasia Tunnel, which will provide service in the Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe line, where there is a heavy traffic in Istanbul, covers a total of 14,6 kilometers.
It is expected to be operational at the end of this year as the construction of the project is carried out faster than expected. When the works are completed, the privilege of a safe and comfortable journey will be experienced while the travel time is reduced from 100 minutes to 15 minutes on the route where the traffic is very busy in Istanbul. It will also contribute to the reduction of environmental and noise pollution.
Target: 2019 km line up to 400
With its 8-year history, being a bridge and economic center between Asian and European civilizations, Istanbul is the 500th largest city in the world that attracts the most visitors. Having the world's second oldest underground public transportation system in 6, modern urban rail systems were started to be operated in 1874 in Istanbul.
Having the first underground metro system with the Taksim-4.Levent line opened in 2000, Istanbul has a rail system network of over 2014 km as of 140. Adhering to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Master Plan, it is aimed to extend the existing rail system lines to 2019 km by 400 and to 776 km in the long term. With these investments, the people of Istanbul will be provided with a safe and comfortable public transportation suitable for modern life and the share of rail systems in transportation will be increased significantly.