The first train set has been put on the rails at Gayrettepe – Istanbul Airport Metro
will connect Istanbul Airport to the city center.
The first train set at Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Metro has been put on the rails!
The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu has declared that Turkey’s fastest metro train sets which can reach a speed of 120 km/h will be assembled and tested this month.
The Minister has confirmed that they have established the best transportation infrastructure for Istanbul Airport.
Also, they have reached an important point in the construction of the 37.5-kilometer-long Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport Metro.
The giant project consisting of 9 stations is consistently being built as 3 shifts per day.
10 train sets will be on rails by the end of the year
Istanbul Airport Metro project will reduce the transportation time to the airport to almost half an hour.
Karaismailoglu has explained that the production of the first train set has been completed.
The first train set was put on between Gokturk and Kagithane metro route.
Minister Karaismailoglu also underlined that the production of 10 train sets will be completed.
They will be put on the rails by the end of the year.
10 excavation machines were operated simultaneously for the first time in a subway project in Turkey.
Every day, 600.000 residents will travel between Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport in a short time like 35 minutes via metro.
The metro will pass through the Besiktas, Sisli, Kagithane, Eyup and Arnavutkoy districts.
Domestic goods condition for train sets
The Minister has underlined that they give priority to using domestic and national facilities in the construction of train sets.
Also for the construction of the metro. The goods in the production process should contain 60 percent of domestic goods.
“This metro route will not only link Istanbul Airport and all around Istanbul. But also it will increase our manufacturing capacity for domestic train sets.
It will make a significant augmentation to the production of the fastest metro sets in the world.” Karaismailoglu said.