10 September Thursday

Ataköy-İkitelli and Airport Lines Join at Yenibosna Station

Ataköy-İkitelli Metro Line (M9), which is currently under construction, will be integrated into the existing Yenikapı - Atatürk Airport Metro Line (M1A) at Yenibosna Station.

As of September 11, due to ongoing construction works at Yenibosna transfer station, metro services on the Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport Metro Line (M1A) will be made only till Yenikapı - Ataköy / Şirinevler for a while. During normal operation days, the tram line is not going to be operational along the remaining portion of the (M1A) from Ataköy-Şirinevler to Atatürk Airport. Instead, there will be buses to Ataköy-Şirinevler, Yenibosna, World Trade Center and Atatürk Airport metro stations.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) continues its works on Ataköy-İkitelli Metro Line (M9), the first stage of which will be opened in 2021. The work to integrate the under construction subway line with the existing Yenikapı - Atatürk Airport Metro (M1A) and Yenibosna Station will begin on Friday, September 11, 2020.

Within the scope of the construction work, an underground pedestrian tunnel will be built at the Yenibosna Station connecting to the existing Yenikapı - Atatürk Airport Metro (M1A). When the works are done, connections to other metro lines such as M1A and M9 lines will be much more comfortable and easier for commuters. Thus, an uninterrupted transportation service between Yenikapı and İkitelli regions will occur with a single transfer by rail system.

During the construction process of the project, which is expected to last about 14 months, Yenibosna, World Trade Center and Atatürk Airport metro stations will be closed to passengers and commuters. Passengers wishing to continue in the direction of Atatürk Airport will be able to use the IETT buses at the exit of Ataköy / Şirinevler station free of charge. Shuttle bus operation will serve the following stops: Ataköy-Şirinevler, Yenibosna, World Trade Center and Atatürk Airport.

The line will be 13.4 km long with 12 stations, and is expected to go into service in 2021. It will run in a north-south direction, and will run through five districts of the city, namely Bakırköy, Bahçelievler, Bağcılar, Küçükçekmece and Başakşehir. The travel time between the end stations will be 19.5 minutes. It is expected that the metro line will carry around 500,000 riders daily. It will serve about 2.5 million people living in the area and visiting those districts.

Connections to other metro lines will be at Ataköy to Marmaray, at Yenibosna to M1A (Yenikapı–Atatürk Airport), at Çobançeşme to (Yenikapı-Sefaköy), at Mimar Sinan to (Kirazlı-Halkalı), at Mehmet Akif to (Mahmutbey-Bahçeşehir-Esenyurt) and at İkitelli Sanayi to M3 (Kirazlı-Başakşehir Olimpiyat).

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