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When will metro projects of Istanbul be commissioned?


838 - Deadlines for Istanbul metro and tram projects
Deadlines for Istanbul metro and tram projects
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.

Cover Photo: İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

3 comments

  1. in the previous post, the post about 10 billion lira metro budget, there are mentioned in table that the airport metro will be finished by 2022.

    1. Very carefull, cong.. 🙂 Let me give more detailed answer now. I guess, 2022, at that time was announced considering the whole connection Gayrettepe-3rd airport-Halkali. Because even at that time, the 2017 budget has an assumption that 45% of the budget. 2022 is still the target date for Halkali-3rd airport metro.

      There’s a great effort to open the metro asap, since 1st phase of airport will be completed by October 2018. Again I guess, the express line between Gayrettepe and airport will catch the target date, which is next year.

  2. I heard that the line of 3rd airport metro is fully underground, when the construction starts if it’s open in late 2019, because it’s 37km.

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