kadikoy kartal metro

Kadikoy-Kartal-Tavsantepe Metro (M4)

The first metro of Istanbul Asian side connecting Kadikoy to Kaynarca/Tavsantepe via Kartal.

Project owner: İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Contractor

  • Kadıköy-Kartal phase: Astaldi–Makyol–Gülermak
  • Kartal-Tavşantepe phase: Şenbay-Öztaş-Albayrak
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Length: 26 km (Kadıköy-Kartal 22 km, Kartal-Tavşantepe 4 km)

Commission date

  • Kadıköy-Kartal phase: 2012
  • Kartal-Tavşantepe phase: 2016

Route

kadıköy kartal tavşantepe metrosu

Stations and connections

  • Kadıköy – Ferry, İDO, Moda tram
  • Ayrılık Çeşmesi – Marmaray
  • Acıbadem
  • Ünalan – Metrobus
  • Göztepe
  • Yenisahra – Göztepe-Ümraniye metro (tender process continues)
  • Kozyatağı – Bostancı-Dudullu metro (under construction)
  • Bostancı
  • Küçükyalı
  • Maltepe
  • Huzurevi
  • Gülsuyu
  • Esenkent
  • Hastane/Adliye
  • Soğanlık
  • Kartal
  • Yakacık
  • Pendik
  • Tavşantepe/Kaynarca – Sabiha Gökçen metro (under construction), Tuzla and Pendik metros (tender process continues)

Travel time: 39 min

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Project cost

  • Kadıköy-Kartal phase: 750 million Euro
  • Kartal-Tavşantepe phase: 105 million Euro

Rolling stock: CAF (144 cars – 36 sets)

Frequency: 4 min (peak times)

Max operating speed: 80 km/s

History

  • Dec 2004: Tender for Kadıköy-Kartal phase
  • Jan 2005: Contract inked with Yapı Merkezi-Doğuş-Yüksel-Yenigün-Belen İnşaat
  • Feb 2005: Construction works started
  • Jan 2008: Project failed, tender process restarted
  • Mar 2008: New contract inked with Astaldi–Makyol–Gülermak
  • Mar 2008: Construction works restarted
  • Jul 2009: Tender opened for rolling stock
  • Sep 2009: CAF is awarder for 144 cars
  • Jan 2011: First car arrived Turkey
  • May 2012: Trial runs started on line
  • Aug 2012: Kadıköy-Kartal metro commissioned
  • Feb 2013: Tender for Kartal-Tavşantepe phase
  • May 2013: Contract inked with Şenbay-Öztaş-Albayrak. Contract deadline 810 days
  • Oct 2016: Kartal-Tavşantepe extension commissioned

Cover photo: Onur Uysal

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2 thoughts on “Kadikoy-Kartal-Tavsantepe Metro (M4)

  1. The new Pendik Metro station is not close to Pendik TCDD station. They are about 2 kms apart, or about 30 minutes walk (or longer with baggage).

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