When Subway Projects Situation in Turkey

What about the subway project in Turkey
What about the subway project in Turkey

After the Istanbul subway, which was brought to the agenda with the resource crisis and the collapses, eyes were turned to the ongoing metro projects all over the country. While the CHP Mersin Municipality was looking for a loan for the metro, the ministry assumed the construction of the metro in Bursa and Kocaeli. 2004 in the year of the launch of the 2015 year in Konya for the first dig is expected to hit the first dig soon.

SözcüAccording to the news; Two years ago, the metro construction in Istanbul was stopped due to insufficient funds. İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu has resumed the works by getting loans from abroad. Imamoglu, "unfortunately, the state banks closed the door to us," after the announcement of the CHP municipalities, the discussion was started to remove obstacles in the source. We also examined some of the metro works in major cities outside Istanbul. However, we have encountered remarkable findings. While the Ministry undertakes the metro works in cities such as Kocaeli, Bursa and Konya, Mersin is experiencing a resource crisis just like Istanbul.


The foundation of Gebze-Darıca Organized Industrial Zone Subway in Kocaeli was laid at 20 October 2018. 5 with the cost of billion pounds, the project was undertaken by the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality alone. However, in the intervening 1 year, the project did not achieve the expected progress. 31 March elections, AKP president Tahir Büyükakın handed over the burden on the municipality to Ankara. 18 October A protocol was signed between Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality in 2019. Mayor Büyükakın said, bu With this project we handed over to the Ministry of Transport, we will consider the resources of our Metropolitan Municipality in many other projects. ”

Before the 31 March Elections, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality placed metro stop signs in the region, but these signs were removed after the elections.


Bursaray Labor Line to reach the City Hospital project will be carried out by the Ministry of Transport. For transportation to the city hospital, the Emek metro line will be extended by approximately 5,5 kilometers. The project will be tendered at the beginning of 2020. The construction of the line is expected to take 1,5-2 years. It has been learned that a clear cost figure for which feasibility studies are continuing has not yet been released.


Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Vahap Seçer said that they will hit the dig in 2020 for Metro Project which is an important investment project for Mersin.

It was learned that the metro line will be 28.6 kilometers long, which will be planned in the form of 7 half kilometer above ground metro, 13.4 kilometer underground rail system and 7.7 kilometer as tramway.

Mersin Metropolitan Municipality is also planning another tram line to the University Hospital and the University route.

Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Vahap Seçer stated that the search for loans for metro and tram works would be from abroad. Mayor Seçer said, ım Let's find the loan from there, let the firm do the construction, we want to give the financing and the construction of the business to a place ”.


Tahir Akyürek, who was elected as the Mayor of AKP in the 2004 local elections in Konya, had promised Metro. In 2015, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu introduced the metro project. The tender for the Metro project was held last September. 1 billion 196 million thousand 923 Euro, 29 cents won the tender with China CMC-Taşyapı Construction partnership.

Ugur Ibrahim Altay, Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality, announced that the work on the metro project financed by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure will begin soon.

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