669 - Kadıköy Tavşantepe metrosu - Onur

Kadikoy-Kartal-Tavsantepe Metro (M4)


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

Project Details

Project owner : İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Contractor : Astaldi–Makyol–Gülermak (Kadıköy-Kartal), Şenbay-Öztaş-Albayrak (Kartal-Tavşantepe)
Length: 26 km (Kadıköy-Kartal 22 km, Kartal-Tavşantepe 4 km)
Commissioned in : 2012 (Kadıköy-Kartal), 2016 (Kartal-Tavşantepe)
Project cost : 750 million Euro (Kadıköy-Kartal), 105 million Euro (Kartal-Tavşantepe)

Route

kadıköy kartal tavşantepe metrosu

Stations and connections

Kadıköy (interchange station for ferry, İDO, Moda tram) – Ayrılık Çeşmesi (interchange station for Marmaray) – Acıbadem – Ünalan (interchange station for Metrobus) – Göztepe – Yenisahra (interchange station for Göztepe-Ümraniye metro) – Kozyatağı (interchange station for Bostancı-Dudullu metro) – Bostancı – Küçükyalı – Maltepe – Huzurevi – Gülsuyu – Esenkent – Hastane/Adliye – Soğanlık – Kartal – Yakacık – Pendik – Tavşantepe/Kaynarca (interchange station for Sabiha Gökçen, Tuzla and Pendik metros)

Operational Details

Travel time: 39 min
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 ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

2 comments

  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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