Gayrettepe-İstanbul Havalimanı-Halkalı metro
This project has the most priority of Ministry of Transport getting the biggest share from funds. 71% of project is completed. First rail car was put on rail in September.
In April 2021, Kağıthane-Airport service is planned to start. In September, the other part, Gayrettepe-Kağıthane will open, connecting metro line to downtown of Istanbul.
Second phase of this project, Airport-Halkalı metro line is expected to open in 2022.
Tavşantepe-Sabiha Gökçen metro extension
This project is the extension of Kadıköy-Tavşantepe metro line to Sabiha Gökçen airport. Construction works were criticized to be so slow. Tunnel works were completed by the end of 2019. A landslide happened in February 2020. Laying of rails started in Summer 2020. Ministry plans to open this line by the end of 2021.
This metro project was started by Istanbul Municipality without any credit agreement in 2017 and continued very slowly. As of end of 2019, 9% was completed. In May 2020, Ministry took over the project and aims to complete the line within 18 months.
45% of the works are completed, but construction works continue very slow.
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