Istanbul Airport Gayrettepe Metro Line has come to an end. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu spoke at the first test drive ceremony of the line. "600 percent of our line, which is planned to serve 96 thousand passengers a day, has been completed," he said.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, pointed out that Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Metro Line has brought many firsts and records to Istanbul and Turkey, and that they have broken records. He stressed that he plans to relocate. Stating that they aim to open the line to the service of Istanbulites in the first quarter of 24, Karaismailoğlu underlined that with the introduction of the metro line, approximately 600 billion 2022 million Euros will be saved between 2024 and 2043.
Karaismailoğlu participated in the 'Train Test Drive' program on the Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Eyüp-Istanbul Airport Metro Line. Stating that as the Ministry, they witnessed another historical day in the urban rail system works for the mega city Istanbul, Karaismailoğlu said, “Our 37,5 kilometer metro line will significantly reduce the load of the heavy traffic flow to the city center and the districts on the route, neighborhoods and the airport, and to our citizens. and it will give foreign visitors a sigh of relief in city transportation”.
“Our Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Eyüp-Istanbul Airport Metro line, where the train is tested, is an important 9-kilometer metro project with 37,5 stations. As you know, the first rail welding of our line was made on January 18, 2020. We carried out the completion program of the TBM tunnels with the presence of our President. We put our train sets on the rails in four stages. Tests were carried out with a total of 10 different train sets. Our rail laying works have been completed, together with the under-rail concrete and precast panel manufacturing and assembly. Tunnel and reinforced concrete fine workmanship continues. Fine work and environmental arrangements continue intensively at our Kağıthane, Hasdal, Kemerburgaz, Göktürk, İhsaniye and Airport stations. Our line, which is planned to serve 600 thousand passengers a day, is 96 percent complete as of now. Considering the future needs of our Istanbul Airport, in the Airport section of our line; We designed three separate stations for Istanbul Airport, Terminal-2 and Cargo Terminals.” said.