Trips started at the enthusiastically anticipated Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro and the daily passenger number reached 80 thousand. With the metrobus, which can be considered as parallel lines to the metro, there was a partial relief in E-5 and TEM Highway traffic. After the pandemic, the daily carrying capacity of the subway is expected to increase to 400 thousand and to be an indispensable line for urban access.
Rail system networks that offer definitive solutions to Istanbul's long-standing transportation and access problem are expanding. The 28-station 15-kilometer Mecidiyeköy - Mahmutbey Metro, which started service on October 18 with the start of IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu with a live connection, started to become a line preferred by Istanbulites.
Citizens, who experience the excitement of taking the metro, which passes through 6 districts and reduces the 1,5-hour road to 32 minutes, enjoy the fast, comfortable and safe journey. The number of trips used by 56 thousand citizens on the first day exceeded 80 thousand at the end of the first week. Metro is taking fast steps towards becoming the preferred route of Istanbulites. In the last week, partial relief has been observed in the traffic of the E-5 Highway with the metrobus line, which travels in the same direction from different routes.
PARTIAL RELAXATION ON METROBUS AND HIGHWAY TRAFFIC
The average daily number of passengers on the metrobus line, which is around 570 thousand, has decreased to 530 thousand in the last week when Mecidiyeköy - Mahmutbey Metro was opened. On Friday, November 6, it was 520 thousand.
There was a partial decrease in vehicle traffic on the European Side of TEM and the route between Mecidiyeköy and Küçükçekmece of the E-5 Highway due to the opening of the subway. After the metro from the E-5 traffic, an average of 8 thousand vehicles per day was withdrawn for the week, and the number decreased to 720 thousand 500. On the other hand, an average of 154 thousand vehicles were withdrawn from TEM, and the average number of vehicles on weekdays decreased from 2 million 382 thousand 500 to 2 million 226 thousand.
ISTANBUL'S SECOND FULLY AUTOMATIC DRIVERLESS METRO
The line, which connects 3 districts where approximately 6 million people of Istanbul live, will carry 352 flights a day and 400 thousand passengers. The line, which is integrated with other public transportation vehicles at many points, will be able to serve 70 thousand Istanbulites per hour in one direction. The line, which will serve with a total of 80 trains, ranks first in the world with a capacity of 2 thousand 160 passengers at a time.
In Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey Metro, which is the second driverless metro of Istanbul and the first driverless subway on the European Side, there is a supervisor at each station; Driverless metro emergency response personnel are present in each vehicle.
Planned in three stages Kabataş- The first section of Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey-Esenyurt Line was between Mecidiyeköy and Mahmutbey. Metro serving on a very busy route; Gaziosmanpaşa, which hosts the most densely populated population of Istanbul, passes through the districts of Sultangazi, Esenler, Bağcılar, Kağıthane and Şişli. Feeding the vertical lines passing through these regions, the European Side of a population of 3 million; Its access to regions hosting business, education, entertainment and cultural areas has been facilitated.
On the other hand, the entire line has been made 100 percent suitable for disabled access. In vehicles, the so-called Induction Loop System is broadcast at a frequency that only disabled individuals can hear through their hearing aids.
IT PROVIDES INTEGRATION WITH OTHER LINES
Integrated with many metro and metrobus, Kabataş When it opens its feet, it will be integrated by sea. M7 Mecidiyeköy - Mahmutbey line, Yenikapı-Hacıosman metro and metrobus at Mecidiyeköy station; By Topkapı-Masjid Selam tram at Karadeniz Mahallesi station; At Mahmutbey station, it will be integrated with Kirazlı-Olimpiyat-Başakşehir metro. When the Eminönü-Alibeyköy tram line is completed, it will be possible to transfer to this line from Alibeyköy station. In addition, when the metro line to Istanbul Airport is completed, it will be possible to reach the airport by transferring from Kağıthane station.
With the opening of Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey metro, the length of the metro line in Istanbul increased to 172,25 kilometers. The use of rail systems in public transport is expected to increase from 17,8 percent to 22,3 percent.