This year, TL 10 bn is allocated for Istanbul’s metro and suburban train projects.
This budget, including 9 metro projects of Istanbul Municipality, 4 metro projects undertaken by Transportation Ministry and Marmaray, is 50% more than the railway investment budget of Turkey including high speed train projects.
The greatest amounts within this budget are for metro connection to new airport, Göztepe-Ataşehir-Ümraniye metro and Kabataş-Meciyeköy-Mahmutbey metro.
Here below are the details of these 14 projects:
Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Sancaktepe will be commissioned this year. The reamining budget (5%) is for additional metro cars.
Two metro projects, Sabiha Gökçen airport metro connection and Yenikapı-Sefaköy metro are expected to be commissioned by next year.
The Marmaray project, where all citizens are looking forward to its completion, is expected to be commissioned by early 2019.
Cover Photo: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality ©