New Metro Is Coming To Istanbul

New metro is coming to Istanbul

A new metro line is being added to Istanbul’s transportation infrastructure. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said that they are counting the days for the opening of the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Metro Line.

Making examinations at Çam and Sakura City Hospital Station of Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Metro Line, Minister of Transport Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that there are only a few days left for the opening of the line and that they are counting the days to put this project into service. Istanbulites with the participation of President Erdogan

Expressing that they will bring Istanbul together with a giant work and a magnificent service, Karaismailoğlu stated that the opening of the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Metro Line will be a bit of morale for everyone.

Karaismailoğlu stated that the nation went through very difficult days and weeks due to the earthquakes that occurred in Kahramanmaraş, and said that after this heartbreaking event, the state and the Ministry mobilized all their means and ran to the citizens with their colleagues.

Stating that they are trying to heal the wounds of the earthquake victims while undertaking the search and rescue and debris removal works during this difficult process, Karaismailoğlu said that the state and the nation are in unity and solidarity, they will fight against time to show an exemplary solidarity, save lives and heal wounds. He said that they competed and still continue to work with the same determination.

Karaismailoğlu, “We are rapidly removing the traces left by the earthquake. We will quickly heal the wounds, we will establish much stronger and more developed cities.”


Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that there is a short time left for the opening of the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Metro Line, and that there are 4 stops in the 6.2-kilometer project starting from Başakşehir Metrokent, including Onurkent, Şehir Hospital, Kayaşehir and Kayaşehir Meydan stations.

Expressing that the metro line has the capacity to serve 70 thousand passengers in one direction per hour with vehicles with a design speed of 80 kilometers, Karaismailoğlu said that their urgent agenda is earthquakes, but they continue to work successfully in all upcoming projects. Under construction across Türkiye.

New metro

Karaismailoğlu said, “We are doing what we promised our nation, which will pave the way for our citizens, enlighten their future, and make their lives easier. Thank goodness, we have been trying to fulfill our promises for 20 years, to meet the urgent needs of our citizens and to take a deep breath. We have always been with our citizens in disasters, pandemics and good days. And we will continue to be.” He did an explanation.


Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu reminded that the current Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality administration did not make the road connection of this hospital, which is one of the most modern hospitals in the world, which provides great benefits in the Kovid-19 process. Noting that approximately 100 thousand citizens visit every day, he continued his words as follows:

“Of course, we did not allow the lives of our citizens to be in danger during the pandemic period, when the most vital need was access to health services. We took over the project and quickly completed the road connection in a very short time. One month.

When they informed us that they would not build the metro line because they did not build the hospital road, we immediately took over this project and started the construction work again. Our metro line, which was at a 5 percent progress level when we took over from the current IMM management, progressed rapidly as a result of our studies, test drives were made and it was prepared to be put into operation.

Karaismailoğlu explained that after taking over the project, they completed a total of 10 thousand 250 meters of tunnel construction, 295 meters of viaducts, 11 thousand 595 meters of rail, and a total of 32 thousand 661 square meters. It has completed indoor, electromechanical and signaling productions at 4 stations.

New metro

Emphasizing that they have finally come to an end in the testing and commissioning works, Karaismailoğlu stated that they will be proud of offering a new service to Istanbul residents.


Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Metro Line will be integrated with other public transportation modes, and said, “Our project will be integrated into the Bağcılar-Olimpiyatköy line at the Metrokent station and the Halkalı-Istanbul Airport line at the Kayaşehir station.

With this integration, Güngören, Bağcılar, Bahçelievler and Başakşehir districts will also be able to reach Istanbul Airport by metro.”

Travel time between stops is as follows:

  • Kayaşehir-Mahmutbey: 20 minutes
  • Metrokent-Freedom Square (Bakırköy): 29 minutes
  • Metrokent-Istanbul Airport: 24 minutes
  • Çam and Sakura City Hospital-Bağcılar: 23 minutes.

Karaismailoğlu said, “We will bring to life with our Başakşehir metro, Ankara AKM-Kızılay Metro, Tunceli Singeç Bridge, Ankara-Sivas High Speed ​​​​Train Line, Adana 15 July Martyrs Bridge, Zigana Tunnel, Uşak Ring Road and Antalya Demirkapı Tunnel, and many giant services that we will open in the coming days. and the artifact, “We are working for Istanbul on 5 different metro lines, apart from the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Metro Line, which we will inaugurate.”


Gül Demirci

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