26 October Monday

Mecidiyekoy-Mahmutbey Metro Line to Open on October 28

The M7, Mecidiyeköy–Mahmutbey metro line, which will be the first driverless metro line of the European side of Istanbul, will be taken into service as planned on October 28 at 12:00 p.m, one day before the Republic Day.

The first 10 days will be free of charge for all the travelers. The line is expected to make 352 trips daily serving around 70,000 Istanbulites in one direction.

The line, which will connect eight districts of Istanbul Province, namely Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş, Şişli, Kağıthane, Eyüp, Gaziosmanpaşa, Esenler, and Bağcılar, where approximately 3 million Istanbulites live, is 18 kilometers long and consists of 15 stations.

The total travel time will be 31.5 minutes between the end stations.

There will be a supervisor at each station and driverless metro emergency response personnel in each vehicle of the M7 Kabataş–Mahmutbey metro line, which will be the first driverless metro line of the European side of Istanbul. The line, which will serve with a total of 80 trains, ranks first in the world with a capacity of 2,160 passengers at a time.

With the addition of the 18 km Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey metro line, the total length of metro lines in Istanbul has reached 172.25 km and the proportion of urban rail transit in public transportation has increased from 17.8 percent to 22.3 percent.

The M7-line in Figures:

Track length: 18 km

Number of stations: 15

Number of trains: 80

One-way journey time: 32 minutes

Travel frequency (on opening): 6 minutes

Vehicle passenger capacity: 2.160 (1 set)

Hourly passenger capacity in one direction: 70,000

Number of districts the line runs through: 6

Number of people it will serve: 3 million

Emergency Response Personnel: 60

Female Emergency Response Personnel: 17

Number of escalators: 225

Number of elevators: 108

Number of turnstiles: 316

Number of cameras: 1,192

M7 Kabataş–Mahmutbey metro line

Ranks 9th in Europe and 21st in the world in line length

24th in the World in terms of number of stations

7th longest Driverless metro train in operation (including M5)

Ranked 1st in the world with 2,160 people in terms of single train capacity

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