14 December Thursday

Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe Metro Line to open tomorrow…

The first section of Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe metro line, which is one of the important metro lines in Istanbul, will be opened with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tomorrow.

The first section of Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe metro line, which is one of the important metro lines in Istanbul, will be opened with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tomorrow.

The new metro line, which will connect Üsküdar, Ümraniye and Çekmeköy, is the second metro line on İstanbul’s Asian side after the Kadıköy-Kartal line. The metro project is expected to significantly ease the heavy traffic congestions which İstanbul’s Asian residents have to endure every day.

The automated platform gates are chest-height sliding doors that prevent passengers from falling off the platform edge onto the railway tracks. These platform gates slide open and close simultaneously with the train's doors.

The completed underground line is 20 kilometers long and the project includes the construction of baseline tunnels, 16 metro stations, storage areas and 2.72 kilometers of connection tunnels.

The metro line is expected to reduce travel time from Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe to Üsküdar to just 24 minutes and to Taksim to 44 minutes. Travel time between Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe and the İstanbul Atatürk Airport will be reduced to 68 minutes via Marmaray, an undersea commuter tunnel that will link İstanbul’s Asian and European sides. With the new metro line, commuters will be able to travel from Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe to Kartal in 59 minutes and to Hacıosman in 68 minutes.

First Section to Open:

Length: 10,5 km,
The number of Stations: 9
-Üsküdar
-Fıstıkağacı
-Bağlarbaşı
-Altunızade
-Kısıklı
-Bulgurlu
-Ümraniye
-Çarşı
-Yamanevler 



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