As of 12:00, the first time in the Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro, which the people of Istanbul await with great excitement, is the President of the BB. Ekrem İmamoğluIt started with the start given by . Thanking those who contributed to the construction of the line, İmamoğlu wished that the driverless metro, which will pass through 6 districts and carry 140 thousand passengers per hour in a fast and comfortable way, will be beneficial for Istanbulites. The rail system will provide free service for the first 10 days.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Kabataş M7 Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro, the first stage of Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey Metro, was put into service for Istanbul residents from 12:00 today. The ceremony, which took place at the control center in Tekstilkent, was attended by Metro Istanbul AŞ General Manager Özgür Soy, İSKİ General Manager Raif Mermutlu and Chairman Advisor Ertan Yiğit.
Özgür Soy, who provided technical information about the metro, was later connected to the IMM President, who was treated for coronavirus. Thanks to those who contributed to the construction of the line, İmamoğlu wished that the driverless subway, which can carry 6 thousand passengers per hour quickly and comfortably through 140 districts, will be beneficial to Istanbulites. İmamoğlu also reminded that the line will provide free service for the first 10 days.
Following İmamoğlu's words, the gates of the 15-station 18-kilometer line were opened to citizens. Citizens, who experienced the excitement of getting on this metro for the first time from many stations, enjoyed the fast, comfortable and safe journey. Stating that the rail system will see an important need, Istanbul residents thanked IMM.
ISTANBUL'S SECOND FULLY AUTOMATIC DRIVERLESS METRO
The line, which connects 3 districts where approximately 6 million people of Istanbul live, will carry 352 flights a day and 400 thousand passengers. The line, which is integrated with other public transportation vehicles at many points, will be able to serve 70 thousand Istanbulites per hour in one direction. The line, which will serve with a total of 80 trains, ranks first in the world with a capacity of 2 thousand 160 passengers at a time.
In Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey Metro, which is the second driverless subway of Istanbul and the first driverless subway on the European side, a supervisor at each station; Driverless metro emergency response personnel will be present in each vehicle.
Planned in three stages Kabataş- The first section of Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey-Esenyurt Line was between Mecidiyeköy and Mahmutbey. The metro, which will serve on a very busy route, is expected to relieve the traffic of the metrobus and the E-5 Highway to some extent. The line passing through Gaziosmanpaşa, Sultangazi, Esenler, Bağcılar, Kâğıthane and Şişli districts hosting the densest population of Istanbul, feeding the vertical lines passing through these regions, the European Side of a population of 3 million; It will facilitate access to regions hosting business, education, entertainment and cultural areas.
He realized a first in the design process of the line and made a test drive with disabled citizens. The entire line, where changes were made in line with the incoming requests, was made 100 percent suitable for disabled access. In vehicles, the so-called Induction Loop System will be broadcast at a frequency that only disabled individuals can hear through their hearing aids.
All of the Platform Separator Door Systems (PAKS) used in the subway consist of domestic production. Thus, a 50 percent cost advantage compared to imported products was achieved.
IT PROVIDES INTEGRATION WITH OTHER LINES
Integrated with many metro and metrobus, Kabataş When it opens its feet, it will be integrated by sea. M7 Mecidiyeköy - Mahmutbey line, Yenikapı-Hacıosman metro and metrobus at Mecidiyeköy station; By Topkapı-Masjid Selam tram at Karadeniz Mahallesi station; At Mahmutbey station, it will be integrated with Kirazlı-Olimpiyat-Başakşehir metro. When the Eminönü-Alibeyköy tram line is completed, it will be possible to transfer to this line from Alibeyköy station. In addition, when the metro line to Istanbul Airport is completed, it will be possible to reach the airport by transferring from Kağıthane station.
With the opening of Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey metro, the length of the metro line in Istanbul is 172,25 kilometers; The use of rail systems in public transport will increase from 17,8 percent to 22,3 percent.