06 August Tuesday

Mayor Imamoglu Inspects Kabataş - Mahmutbey Subway Line and Travels by Funicular

After his inspection tour ended in the Tuzla Valley of Life (Yaşam Vadisi), Mayor İmamoğlu moved to the Istanbul district of Kabataş and he paid an inspection visit to the Kabataş Martı (Seagull) Project, which, is also called "Kabataş Square and Transfer Center" on Tuesday.

Then he paid another inspection visit to the Kabataş-Mahmutbey subway line, which is currently under construction. Mayor İmamoğlu toured the large construction site and received information from the officials about the ongoing works.

Firstly, Mr. Imamoğlu met with citizens at Kabatas-Uskudar ferry on which passengers rushed to chat with the new mayor. Then, he met with the citizens on the Kabatas - Taksim funicular line, where he had a pleasant conversation with them.  

The project consists of piers constructed through sea embankment, a concrete construction in the shape of a seagull opening its wings, two seagull eggs and sub-galleries as well as concrete tunnels for land traffic between Dolmabahçe and Fındıklı.

Secondly, Mayor Imamoğlu paid an inspection visit to the maintenance and command center of the 22.5-kilometer Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Subway Line, one of the largest subway investments of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. 

He received information from the authorities about the subway line, Mayor Imamoglu said that Mecidiyekoy-Mahmutbey subway line will be opened to the public in January of  2020.

“Hopefully, Kabataş – Mecidiyeköy – Mahmutbey subway line will be taken into service by the official opening ceremony in January of 2020,” he said.  

İmamoğlu added, “24.5 km subway line will serve 500-600 thousand people in two directions per day. The line passing through 8 districts will be one of the busiest lines of Istanbul.”

All Stations on subway Line are as follows: 

Kabatas, Besiktas, Yildiz, Fulya, Mecidiyekoy, Caglayan, Kagithane, Nurtepe, Alibeykoy, Circir District, Veysel Karani / Aksemsettin, Yesilpinar, Kazim Karabekir, Yenimahalle, Karadeniz District, Tekstilkent / Giyimkent, Yüzyıl / Oruç Reis, Göztepe District, Mahmutbey.

Lines to be Integrated to each other

➢ (F1) Kabataş Station with Kabataş-Taksim Funicular Line,

➢ (M2) Yenikapı-Hacıosman Metro Line and Mecidiyeköy Station,

➢ (M3) at Mahmutbey Station with Bakırköy-İdo-Kirazlı-Kayaşehir Metro Line,

➢ (M11) Gayrettepe-3.Havaliman Metro Line at Kağıthane Station,

➢ (T1) Eminönü-Kabataş Tram Line and Kabataş Station,

➢ (T4) Topkapı-Sultançiftliği Tram Line and Karadeniz Mahallesi Station,

➢ (T5) Eminonu-Alibeykoy Tram Line and Alibeykoy Station,

➢ In Mecidiyeköy Station with Metrobus,

➢ By Sea Transportation and Kabataş and Besiktas Stations

Travel Time

➢ Besiktas-Mecidiyekoy 5,5 Min.

➢ Mecidiyeköy-Alibeyköy 7,5 Min.

➢ Çağlayan- Gaziosmanpaşa 13 Min.

➢ Besiktas-Sarıyer Hacıosman 25,5 Min.

➢ Mahmutbey-Mecidiyeköy 26 Min.

➢ Besiktas-Mahmutbey 31,5 Min.

➢ Mahmutbey-Yenikapı 39,5 Min.

➢ Mahmutbey-Sarıyer Hacıosman 45 Min.

➢ Mahmutbey-Üsküdar 44,5 Min.

➢ Mahmutbey-Kadikoy 52 Min.

➢ Mahmutbey-Sabiha Gokcen Airport 95,5 Min.

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