Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mevlüt Uysal made a press release regarding the metro works in Istanbul at his working office at the World Trade Center. Answering questions from members of the press, Mayor Uysal announced the date when the Ümraniye-Çekmeköy line will be opened.
Mevlüt Uysal, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, said, “We finished the subway, and the test drive and certification were finished after the last one. We open it at 21:15.30 on Sunday, XNUMX October. Good luck to Istanbulites. For the first time in Turkey, Üsküdar as we opened the driverless metro subway Umraniye. Now we will have opened the second Ümraniye-Çekmeköy line.
It will start operating as of Sunday. When the metro is opened, the transportation axes of that line will be reshaped. Both the method of transportation of the municipal buses to the metro and other public transportation vehicles will be shaped. He will even have a very serious relief. ”
President Uysal said that the opening of the subway line will be held with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, “Our Üsküdar Ümraniye subway line was opened last December. Now Ümraniye Çekmeköy line will be opened. On Sunday, October 21, at 15.30, we will open a meeting at the Mines Stop at the square above the metro station with the participation of our President.
We welcome all Istanbulites to our opening. Good luck to our Istanbul. Previously, we had 9 stops as Üsküdar-Ümraniye. Currently there will be 7 stops, a total of 16 stops. It is one of the busiest lines in Istanbul in terms of density ”.
Speaking about the number of passengers, İBB President Uysal said, “We think there will be a serious relief in transportation. When we look at it for a long time, a line that will reach 600-700 thousand on this line is currently 270-300 thousand. Due to being shaped according to the newly opened lines on the transportation axes in such lines, it spreads over a period of time and starts to operate at full capacity. In this sense, it will become one of the most crowded lines in the upcoming processes. ”