7 metro lines in Istanbul to be completed in 2023

With new projects, railway network in metropolis to expand to 364.5 km

Turkey is expected to complete the construction of seven metro lines in Istanbul by 2023, the country’s transport minister said on Monday.

Adil Karaismailoglu told reporters in Istanbul that 91 kilometers (56.5 miles) of the city are covered by the new metro lines.

“We are also starting the construction of two more metro lines 13.5 kilometers in length and complete all of these in 2023,” he said.

Karaismailoglu said that when the new projects are completed, the railway network in Istanbul will expand to 364.5 km from 260 km.

Istanbul Airport’s metro lines will be completed by the end of next year, he added.

The new airport in Istanbul began to serve passengers in April 2019.


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