The İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality announced the opening of the first phase of the Kabataş – Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey Metro Line Project as the end of 2018. We are working at full speed to enable test operations to be completed by the end of 2018 and begin passenger operations of the Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey section which is 17 km long and planned to carry approximately 70.000 (one way) passengers daily of Kabataş – Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey Metro Project, referred to as M7 and is an important line in the mass transportaion of İstanbul.
The metro route referred to as the first phase of the project a total of 15 stations. It will reduce travelling time between Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey to 26 minutes, will connect 6 counties and will be integrated to the rail systems at three different points namely;
1- In Mecidiyeköy with the Yenikapı-Hacıosman metro line
2- In Mahmutbey with the Otogar-Bağcılar-Başakşehir line,
3- In Karadeniz Mahallesi with the Topkapı-Sultançiftliği line
When the Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey and Kabataş section goes into operation, this trip will last approximately half an hour and 8 counties will be interconnected. There are a total of 12 stations on the metro course between Mecidiyeköy – Tekstilkent where we have laid the first tracks and this course has the feature of being driverless. It is planned to go into service at the end of the year. Tunnel boring at the Kabataş – Mecidiyeköy section, the second phase of the project, is ongoing and we are continuing to work on a total of 16 sites (including the depot area) in the project.
No Driver: The characteristic of the metro is the fact that it has the UTO type train operation at the “GoA4” automation level. All the operation of the train (stopping at the platform, leaving the platform, opening doors, closing doors, etc.) will be done automatically without a driver. When the project is completed, the Kabataş – Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey metro line will be the first driverless metro of İstanbul’s European side.
Metro Line Stops:The stops of the metro line connecting the 8 counties on the European side, namely Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş, Şişli, Kâğıthane, Eyüp, Gaziosmanpaşa, Esenler and Bağcılar to one another are; Kabataş, Beşiktaş, Yıldız, Fulya, Mecidiyeköy, Çağlayan, Kâğıthane, Nurtepe, Alibeyköy, Çırçır, Veysel Karani, Yeşilpınar, Kâzım Karabekir, Yenimahalle, Karadeniz Mahallesi, Giyimkent, Oruçreis, Göztepe Mahallesi and Mahmutbey.