Erdogan: The railway network in Istanbul will exceed 380 km


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that the railway network in Istanbul will exceed 380 kilometers when the ongoing projects are completed.

This came in a speech he delivered during his participation in the opening ceremony of the metro line connecting the Kagithane area to Istanbul International Airport.

Erdogan explained that the length of the aforementioned metro line is 34 kilometers, and that passengers will reach the airport via it in 24 minutes.

He added that the capacity of the Kagithane-Istanbul Airport metro line reaches 800,000 people per day.


He continued, saying, “The new line consists of 8 stations, and as we promised our citizens, we completed this line within a record period of time with the capabilities and expertise of Turkish engineers.”

He stated that Istanbul Airport ranks first among the best airports in the world and the busiest in Europe, and was established without spending a single penny from the state treasury.

Erdogan stressed that Turkey has proven its success and superiority in constructing metro and railway lines.

The Turkish president indicated that the Ministry of Transport is currently working on establishing other metro lines linking Istanbul Airport with several areas in Istanbul.

Erdogan stated that the new metro, which opened today, will provide free transportation service to Istanbul residents for a full month.