Erdogan's First Rail Source for Gayrettepe Istanbul Airport Metro

erdogan gayrettepe istanbul airport metro project joins the first rail resource
erdogan gayrettepe istanbul airport metro project joins the first rail resource

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the first rail welding ceremony of the Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Metro Project, which will carry passengers to Istanbul Airport. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey's "first fast metro" participated in the first welding ceremony of the metro line that will carry passengers from Gayrettepe to Istanbul Airport. President Erdoğan said that from Gayrettepe, Istanbul Airport will be reached in 35 minutes.


Erdoğan said, “Our Istanbul Airport opened with a capacity of 90 million passengers is one of the giant projects. We rolled up sleeves to facilitate and speed up public transport. The total length of the metro is 37.5 kilometers and consists of 9 stations.

“10 excavations work all at once. 94% of the excavation works have been completed in a significant part of the tunnels. Now we start the laying of the rails. Our goal is to perform 470 meters of rail and 24 hours of work per day. Our country manufactures rails and materials.

Signalization and subway wagons will be realized in the meantime. Metro vehicles will operate at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour. It will win the title of the first fast metro line in our country. Transportation will be provided from Gayrettepe in 35 minutes. The section until Hasdal will open at the end of the year. İhsaniye station is located in the part that will be put into service first. He said that we have survived transportation services in Istanbul.

About Gayrettepe Istanbul Airport Metro Project

Located in the junction of the Asian and European continents, in Istanbul, parallel to population growth, labor force and growing country economy, urban, intercity and international modern and easily accessible transportation needs arise. The capacities of the existing Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen airports in Istanbul are becoming insufficient with each passing day against increasing domestic and foreign passenger demand. For this reason, the “Istanbul New Airport”, the foundation of which was laid on June 7, 2014, is being built on the European side of Istanbul, between the Yeniköy and Akpınar villages, with six independent runways. The first phase of the airport was put into service on October 29, 2018.

Considering an airport with a passenger capacity at this scale and other living centers to be built around it, it is inevitable to support the region by public transportation. The 3rd Airport Rail System Line is one of the most important metro lines planned to be built on the European side of Istanbul. With this line, it will be ensured that the city will integrate with the city's major public transport hubs and city rail systems in a way that provides fast and comfortable access to the 3rd Airport. Total length is approx. 70 kilometers The length of the line that will be in the direction of Gayrettepe- 3rd Airport is approximately 37,5 kilometers, 3rd Airport-Halkalı The direction is designed as 32 kilometers. Contract of Gayrettepe Istanbul New Airport Metro Line from these lines 07.12.2016, Istanbul New Airport - Halkalı The contract of the Metro Line was signed on 07.03.2018, and manufacturing started on the site.

Istanbul New Airport

Gayrettepe - Istanbul New Airport Metro Line is located in the northern part of the European Side of Istanbul, on the east - west axis and passes through Beşiktaş, Şişli, Kağıthane, Eyüp and Arnavutköy Districts, respectively.

  1. Gayrettepe,
  2. Eyup,
  3. Hasdal,
  4. Kemerburgaz
  5. Gokturk,
  6. İhsaniye,
  7. Airport-1,
  8. Airport-2
  9. Airport-3

It consists of stations. These stations are connected to each other by two main line tunnels with a diameter of 37 m each, approximately 5.70 km long and truss tunnels with a total length of about 1.1 km, and the entire line is built underground. The maximum frequency of operation is 3 km / h on the line, where the frequency of the trip is planned as 120 minutes, and the stations and the route are designed to allow the vehicles to be operated in 4 or 8 arrays.

Gayrettepe Istanbul Airport Metro Line Technical Specifications

Gayrettepe Istanbul New Airport metro line, which is approximately 37,5 km long, consists of a total of 1 Stations, 8 Scissor Tunnels, 9 Service Stations and 9 Emergency Escape shafts, 10 of which is a drilling tunnel. Starting from Line Gayrettepe Station, passing through Kağıthane, Kemerburgaz, Hasdal, Göktürk, İhsaniye Stations, it reaches Istanbul Airport, where Airport – 4 (Terminal-2 Front), Airport-2 (Main Terminal Front) and Airport-1 (THY Support Services Campus), respectively. ) It is designed to ensure that passenger and personnel transfer with its stations is carried out under modern, comfortable and fast conditions.

The line crossing of the line between Gayrettepe and Kağıthane will be constructed with the New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM), and the cross section between Kağıthane - End of Line will be constructed with 10 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM / EPB). 10 of 4 TBM / EPB started excavation from İhsaniye, 4 from Kemerburgaz and 2 from Hasdal Station shafts.

Gayrettepe Istanbul Airport Metro route
Gayrettepe Istanbul Airport Metro route

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