Istanbul to open tender for two new metro lines
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoIstanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced plans for a tender for two new metro lines in September.
“A tender will be held for the subway lines between Ataköy-İkitelli on the European side and Dudullu-Bostancı on the Asian side in September,” Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş said in a statement released Aug. 12.
The Ataköy-İkitelli line on Istanbul’s European side will be 13.3 kilometers long and will carry around 45,000 passengers per hour in one direction, said the statement.
The journey time between Ataköy and İkitelli will be 19.5 minutes, said Topbaş, adding that the tender would be held Sept. 14.
Topbaş also said the Ataköy-İkitelli line would be integrated with other rail systems, including the Marmaray and another metro line in Bağcılar.
Residents living in Bakırköy, Bahçelievler, Bağcılar, Küçükçekmece and Başakşehir will be able to use the lines, said Topbaş.
The Dudullu-Bostancı line on Istanbul’s Asian side will be 14.2 kilometers and will also have the capacity to carry 45,000 passengers an hour.
The tender for the line will be held on Sept. 10, while the journey between Dudullu and Bostancı will take 21 minutes, said the statement.
Topbaş said the Dudullu-Bostancı line would cross Maltepe, Kadıköy, Ataşehir and Ümraniye and connect with the Kadıköy-Kartal and Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Sancaktepe-Çekmeköy metro lines.