The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has decided to build a new metro line on the Anatolian side
The project proposal for the new metro line, which consists of the extension of the Üsküdar – Ümraniye – Çekmeköy Metro Line – the second metro of the Anatolian side – to Sarıgazi – Sancaktepe – Sultanbeyli, was accepted by unanimous vote.
First metro line without a driver
According to the decision, the Üsküdar – Ümraniye – Çekmeköy Metro Line, which is the first driverless metro line of Turkey, will be extended, thereby providing transport access as far as Sultanbeyli, via Sarıgazi and Sancaktepe. The journey between Üsküdat – Çekmeköy will fall to 24 minutes on completion of the metro line, which is currently being built. The 20 kilometer long line, which has 16 stations, is planned to be completed during this year.
With the extension of the Üsküdar – Ümraniye – Çekmeköy Metro Line to Sultanbeyli, it is planned that the journey time between Üsküdar – Sultanbeyli will be reduced to 30 minutes. The said line will also be connected to Marmaray at Üsküdar and to the metrobus line at Altunizade.