Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Examined the Kağıthane-Gayrettepe Airport Metro Line
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu: Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, "We plan to open the Kağıthane-Gayrettepe Airport Metro Line between Kağıthane and Istanbul Airport by the end of April 2021, and the Gayrettepe side next year." said.
Minister Karaismailoğlu made examinations at the Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport metro line Göktürk construction site.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who saw the work done on site and received information from the authorities, then made statements to the press members.
Turkey is economically, socially, scientifically in growth, development and Karaismailoğlu countries stating that they are making serious efforts to be a world leader in every respect, he said:
“We crown the road we have covered in 18 years with giant projects that are revolutionary in the field of transportation and communication. Of course, we still have a lot of work to do. Our most important goal is to strengthen the presence of our country on land, sea, air, railways, moreover, with our satellites in space.
We work to have a superior infrastructure in passenger, freight and data transportation, and to increase safety, efficiency and comfort with digitalized and smart transportation systems. Thus, transportation and communication between each point of Turkey are making it perfect. Moreover, while connecting our country with the world, we also strengthen its economic and social ties. "
When the ongoing projects are completed, there will be a metro network in Istanbul that will reach 324 kilometers.
Giving information about the works carried out in Istanbul, Karaismailoğlu pointed out that in order to increase the quality of life of Istanbul residents, they have equipped the city with modern metro networks throughout.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the construction of the 37,5-kilometer-long metro line, including the 91-kilometer Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport Metro, continues in Istanbul, and gave the following information:
“We had introduced 80 kilometers of rail system to Istanbul before. Istanbul's active rail system network is currently 233 kilometers. Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport line, which we are currently investigating, is 37,5 kilometers. The continuation of this line, Airport-Halkalı 32 kilometers between.
We are planning to open the route between Kağıthane and Istanbul Airport by the end of April 2021 and the Gayrettepe side within the next year. Another continuation of this line, Airport-Halkalı and we will put it into operation in 2022. We continue our work with a giant staff of 4 people on the Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport line. "
Minister Karaismailoğlu, stating that there will be a metro network that will reach 324 kilometers in Istanbul when the ongoing projects are completed, said that the work continues at full speed at Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport Metro, which will connect Istanbul Airport to the city center and reduce the transportation from the city center to the airport to 30 minutes. transferred.
"9 percent progress has been made in the construction of the structure of 75 stations"
Noting that 9 percent progress has been achieved in the construction of 75 stations within the scope of Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport Metro line, Karaismailoğlu said:
“Our work on under-rail concrete and panel precast manufacturing, rail laying and electromechanical manufacturing continues. In total, the physical progress of the project is at the level of 75 percent, making great progress in the track laying and other superstructure works under construction. Gayrettepe-Airport Metro will be the project of bests and records in many aspects. In order to complete the project as soon as possible, 10 excavation machines were used for the first time in our country in this subway project.
Turkey's fastest excavated underground project in history. However, Turkey's fastest subway cars that will be used in our line. Until December, 4 vehicles will start testing in 10 sets. The speed limit of existing subways in our country is maximum 80 kilometers, but our Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Metro line has been designed to speed 120 km per hour.
We will start train performance tests this month.
Karaismailoğlu, Turkey's fastest and recalling driverless metro cars which completed the manufacture of the first train set they download the track on September 3, shared the information that the completed download to track the manufacturing of 2 train sets as of today.
Karaismailoğlu said, “Today we are doing the first animation of our vehicles, which were combined in the tunnel and turned into a set. We will also start train performance tests this month. With 4 sets to come in November and December, a total of 10 sets of subway vehicles will be on the rails by the end of the year and we will have started their performance tests. used the expressions.
"We will use a local signal for the first time"
Karaismailoğlu stated that they give priority to using domestic and national facilities in the construction of train sets as well as in the construction of the metro line, and that the production of 136 vehicles to be produced within the scope of the project carries a 60 percent local requirement.
Karaismailoğlu, in this sense means we will offer our local and national capabilities greatly to our nation by producing services in Turkey. Said line again a first in Turkey to be opened to local and national businesses using the subway signaling systems, for the first time will use local signals, making aselsan'l to cooperate. " found the assessment.
Expressing that the Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport section is also planned to open in the last quarter of 2021, Karaismailoğlu gave the following information:
“When our subway line is completed, we will offer 600 thousand Istanbulites the opportunity to travel between Gayrettepe and Istanbul Airport in a short time like 30 minutes every day. While our metro line passes through the borders of Beşiktaş, Şişli, Kağıthane, Eyüp and Arnavutköy districts, the urban road will also significantly reduce the traffic load.
Our line will serve in an integrated manner with other metro lines, especially the High Speed Train Line, and passenger transfer between the lines will also be possible.
I would like to underline that in our Gayrettepe Airport Metro Line construction works, which we are now approaching to the end, all health measures have been taken for our employees against Kovid-19.
Minister Karaismailoğlu went down to the metro line within the scope of the inspection visit and examined the train that was lowered on the rail.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who invited the press members to the train with his announcement, sohbetHe also examined the wagons after.