Kagithane Istanbul Airport Metro Will Breathe Istanbul Transportation

Kagithane Istanbul Airport Metro Will Breathe Istanbul Transportation
Kagithane Istanbul Airport Metro Will Breathe Istanbul Transportation

Kagithane-Istanbul Airport Metro Line, a new link of modern and comfortable transportation, will be opened on Sunday, January 22, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Minister of Transport Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu and cabinet members. The metro line, which will pass through Kağıthane, Eyüpsultan and Arnavutköy districts and have the capacity to serve 8 thousand passengers daily with 800 stations, will give Istanbul transportation a breath of fresh air.

TCDD General Manager Hasan Pezük examined the final preparations on the Kağıthane-Istanbul Airport Metro Line, which awaits President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the opening. Our General Manager Hasan Pezük, who examined the pre-opening works on Sunday, received information from the technical personnel. General Manager Hasan Pezük was accompanied by deputy general managers and relevant department heads during the examinations where all the details were reviewed.


The metro line was built with the smart tunnel concept. The tunnel, which was implemented for the first time in the world's subways, was equipped with fire safety technology. In this line, the signaling system developed by ASELSAN for the first time with domestic and national means will be used. Train signaling and interface works will also be implemented with domestic means. Vehicles with domestic electrical systems and batteries will be used. The first domestic metro vehicle engine will be used in the vehicles that will be put into use in addition to the existing 10 sets of trains.


  • On January 18, 2020, the first rail welding ceremony was held at İhsaniye Station with the participation of President Erdoğan.
  • On May 10, 2020, the final works were completed. President Erdoğan also attended the moment of reaching Gayrettepe Station via live connection.
  • On September 8, 2020, the first trains were launched on the tracks.
  • On November 8, 2021, the first test drive was carried out.

Istanbul Airport metro stations


  1. Kağıthane
  2. Hasdal
  3. kemerburgaz
  4. Gokturk
  5. ihsaniye
  6. Terminal 2
  7. Cargo Terminal
  8. Istanbul Airport

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Günceleme: 20/01/2023 10:58

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