Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that they will carry out the test drive of the Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Eyüp (Göktürk)-Istanbul Airport Metro Line tomorrow, and said, “At the end of the drive, we will reach Istanbul Airport Station and take one step further to the day when we will offer this metro line to the service of Istanbulites. We’ll be close.” used the phrase.
Karaismailoğlu, in his written statement, gave information about the Istanbul Airport-Gayrettepe Metro Line.
Emphasizing that the work continues on 7 metro lines in Istanbul 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Karaismailoğlu noted that the total length of the lines is 103.3 kilometers.
Karaismailoğlu, the said lines, Pendik-Tavşantepe-Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Bakırköy (IDO)-Bahçelievler-Kirazlı, Başakşehir-Çam Sakura-Kayaşehir, Halkalı- Başakşehir-Istanbul Airport, Altunizade-Ferah Mahallesi-Çamlıca Mosque-Bosna Boulevard Rail System Project , Kazlıçeşme-Sirkeci Rail System and Pedestrian Focused New Generation Transportation Project and Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Eyüp (Göktürk)-Istanbul Airport.
Pointing out that Istanbul’s current rail system network is 259.5 kilometers, Karaismailoğlu said, “This figure will increase to 362.8 kilometers when our ongoing projects are finished.” used the phrase.
It is aimed to transport 600 thousand passengers per day.
Pointing out that 50 percent of the Istanbul rail system network is made by the ministry, Karaismailoğlu stated that they will carry out the test drive of the Gayrettepe-Kağıthane-Eyüp (Göktürk)-Istanbul Airport Metro Line tomorrow.
Explaining that they will travel 30 kilometers in the test drive, Karaismailoğlu said:
“By reaching Istanbul Airport Station at the end of the drive, we will be one step closer to the day when we will offer this metro line to the service of Istanbulites. The line, which starts from Gayrettepe Station and reaches Istanbul Airport, is 37.5 kilometers long and consists of 9 stations in total. It will be possible to reach Istanbul Airport, which is the most important intercity and international air transportation terminal of Turkey and the region, in a safe, fast and economical way with the direct rail system. It is aimed to transport 600 thousand passengers a day with the metro vehicles that will travel at 120 kilometers per hour.”
Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.
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