To be commissioned in 2019
Two airports of Istanbul will be connected to city rail network in 2019. Kaynarca-Sabiha Gokcen Airport metro (9) will open in first months of 2019. Gayrettepe-3rd Airport metro (6) cannot catch opening of new airport. Target for metro is second half of 2019.
2nd phases of Bostanci-Dudullu (5b) and Kabatas-Mecidiyekoy-Mahmutbey (2b) will be commissioned in 2019.
Atakoy-Ikitelli (7) and Bakirkoy-Kirazli metros are expected to be commissioned in 2019.
To be commissioned after 2019
Four metros under construction will be completed after 2019: Halkalı-Kirazlı (10), Başakşehir-Kayaşehir (11), Göztepe-Ümraniye (12) ve Çekmeköy-Sultanbeyli (13).
To be revised
Funding method of Kaynarca-Pendik/Tuzla metro projects (15) are being worked on.
Another metro which is announced to be revised is Mahmutbey-Bahçeşehir (14) metro project. However, in the announcement, the name is used as Halkalı-Bahçeşehir. This is another project (name more likely as suburban rather than metro) announced in Istanbul’s long-term plans.
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