Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu will connect Istanbul New Airport to the city center HalkalıHe announced that the works on the Istanbul New Airport metro line continue without slowing down, and that the tunneling works with the TBM have come to an end. Emphasizing that 78 percent progress has been made in the project, Karaismailoğlu said, "We are embroidering Istanbul with rail systems."
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, in his written statement, noted that the metro projects that will ease the traffic load in Istanbul are approaching the end step by step. Reminding that the rail system network in Istanbul is 260 kilometers, Karaismailoğlu stated that this figure will increase to 363 kilometers with the completion of the ongoing projects. Underlining that they are working day and night on the 7-kilometer urban rail system in 103 separate lines in Istanbul, Karaismailoğlu said, “One of these projects is HalkalıTunneling works with TBM in the Istanbul New Airport metro project have been completed. In the project, 8 TBMs dug a tunnel of 55 thousand 720 meters. We made 78 percent progress on our project. The daily carrying capacity of the metro line, which is 31.5 kilometers, is 600 thousand passengers. Travel time with the completion of the project Halkalı"It will be 30 minutes between Istanbul Airport," he said.
“Integrated with 5 lines”
Pointing out that the project, which includes 7 stations, will provide comfortable, fast and safe transportation opportunities to Istanbul residents, Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:
“We will provide our citizens living in the city center and the districts of Arnavutköy, Başakşehir, with metro connections to Eyüp, Kağıthane and Beşiktaş. Halkalı- Istanbul New Airport metro line, Gayrettepe-New Airport Line, Vezneciler-Arnavutköy Line, Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Line, YHT Line and Marmaray Lines and Yenikapı-Kirazlı-Halkalı It is integrated into the line. We embroider Istanbul with rail systems. We work on a 7/24 service basis to make urban transportation in Istanbul faster, more economical, more environmentally friendly and more comfortable.”