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2021-09-17

Metro lines of Istanbul

The Istanbul Metro is a rapid transit railway network that serves the city of Istanbul, Turkey. It is operated by Metro Istanbul, a public enterprise, controlled by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

History:

The first underground line dates back to the 19th century which entered service on January 17, 1875. It is the world's second-oldest underground urban rail line after the London Underground, which was built in 1863, and the first underground urban rail line in continental Europe.

Still today this short line (573 m) is an important means of urban transport. Trains operate every 3.5 minutes, and a trip takes 1.5 minutes. The upper station is linked to Taksim Square by a vintage tram.

Lines:

The Istanbul Metro has 8 current lines that includes 107 stations in service, a System length of 133 KM, 647 metros and a Daily ridership of around 1,36 million.

M1 Yenikapı ↔ Atatürk Airport / Kirazlı:

The oldest section of the metro which opened in 1989, runs from Yenikapı and Aksaray Square in Old Istanbul via Istanbul's main Otogar (bus terminal) to Atatürk Airport and Kirazli.

The line is 26.1 km long, has 23 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 60 minutes.

M2 Yenikapı ↔ Hacıosman:

Construction started in 1991 and the first section between Taksim and Levent opened after some delays in September 2000. All stations have escalators and an elevator. It connects Yenikapı with Şişhane in Beyoğlu, Taksim Square, then north via Şişli through the modern business and residential sections of the Levents as far as Hacıosman.

The line is 23.5 km long, has 16 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 30 minutes.

M3 Kirazlı ↔ Metrokent:

Opened in 2013 and connects between Kirazli and MetroKent in Basaksehir.

The line is 11 km long, has 9 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 20 minutes.

M4 Kadıköy ↔ Tavşantepe:

This is the first metro line on the Asian side of Istanbul opened in 2012, departing from the ferry terminal at Kadiköy and running fully underground via Kozyatağı and Bostancı to Kartal.

The line is 26.5 km long, has 19 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 40 minutes.

M5 Üsküdar ↔ Çekmeköy:

Opened in 2017 and it is the second line on the Asian side and the first one to have an automatic system that does not need a conductor.

The line extends from Uskudar to Yamanevler.

The line is 20 km long, has 16 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 16 minutes.

M6 Levent ↔ Boğaziçi Üniversitesi/Hisarüstü:

Opened in 2015 it is a light metro line and currently the shortest in Istanbul also referred to as the Mini-Metro. It begins in Levent and extends to Bogazici Üniversitesi.

The line is 3.3 km long, has 4 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 7 minutes.

M7 Mecidiyeköy ↔ Mahmutbey:

Opened partially on October 28th, 2020. It connects Mecidiyeköy to Mahmutbey.

The line is 18 km long, has 15 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM.

M9 Olimpiyat ↔ Bahariye:

Opened partially to Bahariye on 29 May 2021 and took over the M3 Olimpiyat-Ikitelli branch.

The line is 6 km long, has 5 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM.

Stations:

The Istanbul Metro system has a total of 107 stations in operation with 104 more under construction.

Out of the 107 operating stations of the Istanbul Metro:

♦ 91 are fully underground.      

♦ 7 are elevated stations.

♦ 7 are on an embankment or at-grade.

♦ 2 are partially underground.

Future extensions:

As part of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality goal of expanding the size of the city rail transportation network to 630 km by 2030, the Istanbul Metro has several lines that are under construction or planned.

Currently 5 lines and 104 stations are under construction.

Extensions:

M1b Kirazlı ↔ Halkalı:

The line will be 9.70 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in late 2023.

M3  Bakırköy-İDO ↔ Kirazlı:

The line will be 9 km long and have 7 stations. Planned to open in September 2022.

Başakşehir ↔ Kayaşehir:

The line will be 6.20 km long and have 5 stations. Planned to open in early 2022.

M4 Tavşantepe ↔ Sabiha Gökçen Airport:

The line will be 7.4 km long and have 4 stations. Planned to open in late 2021.

Tavşantepe ↔ Tuzla:

The line will be 7.9 km long and have 7 stations. Planned to open in 2025.

M5 Çekmeköy–Sancaktepe ↔ Sultanbeyli:

The line will be 10.9 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in 2023.

M7  Kabataş ↔ Mecidiyeköy:

The line will be 6.5 km long and have 4 stations. Planned to open in 2022.

Mahmutbey ↔ Esenyurt:

The line will be 18.5 km long and have 12 stations. Planned to open in 2024.

M9 Ataköy ↔ Bahariye:

The line will be 10.8 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in 2022.

New lines:

M8 Bostancı-İDO ↔ Dudullu:

The line will be 14.27 km long and have 13 stations. Planned to open in June 2022.

M10 Pendik Sahil ↔ Kaynarca Merkez:

The line will be 5.10 km long and have 2 stations. Planned to open in 2023.

M11  Gayrettepe ↔ İstanbul Airport:

The line will be 37.2 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in late 2021.

Halkalı ↔ İstanbul Airport:

The line will be 31.5 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in late 2022.

M12 Göztepe ↔ Ümraniye:

The line will be 13.03 km long and have 11 stations. Planned to open in 2023.

Planned or on hold:

M2 Yenikapı ↔ Sefaköy:

The line will be 14 km long and have 11 stations.

M13 Hastane ↔ Yenidoğan:

The line will be 6.90 km long and have 6 stations.

 

The underground metro network is expected to cover the whole city of Istanbul by 2030 which will benefit the city and reduce traffic.

In Taksim real estate we usually advice our clients to invest into properties that are close to planned metro stations which will make a good profit of investment after opening the new lines.

Here are some of our properties in Istanbul that are close to metro stations:

Apartments For Sale in Umraniye close to yamanevler metro station  

Apartments For sale in kagithane close to kagithane metro station         

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