603- Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey Metro - IBB

Kabatas-Mecidiyekoy-Mahmutbey metro project


The scope, route, stops, connection and history of Kabatas-Mecidiyekoy-Mahmutbey (M7) metro which is under construction at Istanbul:

Project details

Owner: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Project cost: TL 3.56 bn
Contractor: Kalyon-Gülermak-Kolin
Target commission date: 2017 (Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey), 2018 (Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy)

Route

Kabataş Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey Metro Güzergahı

Project details

Line length: 24.5 km
Travel time: 37 min

Stops/connections

Kabataş (Kabataş-Taksim funnicular, Kabataş-Bağcılar tram, İDO, ferry connections) – Beşiktaş (ferry connectionsı) – Darphane – Mecidiyeköy (Yenikapı-Hacıosman metro, Metrobus) – Çağlayan – Kâğıthane – Nurtepe – Alibeyköy – Yeşilpınar – Veysel Karani – Akşemsettin – Kâzım Karabekir – Yenimahalle – Karadeniz Mahallesi (Topkapı-Sultançiftliği tram) – Tekstilkent – Yüzyıl – Göztepe – Mahmutbey (Başakşehir-Kirazlı metro)

Targets

700k daily ridership

History
  • 8 Oct 2013: Offers given for Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey metro tender. Best offer from Gülermak-Kolin-Kalyon consortium.
  • 9 Feb 2014: Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey engineering works started. Deadline 3 years.
  • 16 Apr 2015: Tender opened for Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy extension line.
  • 21 May 2015: Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy engineering works started. Deadline 3 years.
  • Jul 2015: Tender opened for 300 metro cars. Best offer from CRRC.
  • Mar 2016: Public Tender Committee rejected all offers except Hyundai Rotem in 300-metro-cars-tender.

Cover Photo: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality ©

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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