Mr. Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, unveiled a new metro line project that will connect Istanbul’s third Airport with Gayrettepe with a cost of 999 million and 796 thousand Euros which equals about 3.5 billion Turkish Liras.
In the last 12th September, Mr. Arslan, said that this metro line project, which idea of establishment was put, in 2014, under the article 15 of the state law, will be the link between Istanbul’s third Airport and Gayrettepe with a 31-kilometer route long, and it will connect Istanbul’s third Airport with Halkalı with a 65-kilometer route long. Besides, the competent official authorities announced that the first phase of the first up mentioned line that connects between Istanbul’s third Airport and Gayrettepe is completed.
He announced that the metro line cited above has become officially an announced news in the official newspapers. It is planned to be opened by 2018, and would be a link between Şişli, Kağıthane, Eyüp Sultan, Arnavutköy, Başakşehir, and Küçükçekmece, which will make transportation from the city center to Istanbul’s third Airport within just 30 minutes.
It is worth mentioning that the up mentioned metro will serve 94 million persons a year, facilitating their access to the anticipated Istanbul’s third Airport which will be the largest airport in the Atlantic states in terms of power and gear.
He indicated the determination of constructing 13 stations along the project line; 7 stations are to be completed between 2016 and 2018, and the 6 others will be on hand to serve in the second phase between 2018 and 2021.
The Minister also disclosed the names of the connection points between the other lines as shown below:
Hacıosman Metro Line and Yenikapı will be connected in Gayrettepe.
Sultangazi Metro Line and Arnavutköy will be connected in Arnavutköy.
Kayaşehir Metro Line and KentKirazlı will be connected in Kayashahyr.
Olimpiyatköy-Kirazlı-Bakırköy Metro Line will be connected in Olimpiyatköy.
Kayaşehir-Başakşehir-Olimpiyatköy Metro Line will be connected in Olimpiyatköy.
Halkalı-Kirazlı Metro Line will be connected in Halkalı.
Halkalı will be connected in Marmaray project.
As for the stations to be established on the airport metro line, they are:
Gayrettepe, Kağıthane, Kemerburgaz, Köktürk, Ihsaniye, The Third Airport 1, The Third Airport 2, Arnavutköy 1, Arnavutköy 2, Kayaşehir Metro Kent, Olimpiyatköy, Halkalı Stadium, Halkalı .