While Istanbul has plenty of transportation, it should be noted that metro lines are the most important among them. This is a city of 16 million, where the traffic can be a bit of a problem especially at the highly populated routes. Since it is divided into 39 districts in between Asian and European continents, it is not surprising to have businesses in one continent, while living in the other. Millions of people commute every day to be on their appointments on time. Metro is crucial in a metropolis such as Istanbul, and if you live near a station, you just might be among the luckiest in the city.
The work to complete the next steps of Istanbul metro lines continues at full speed. The municipality aims to open new and highly anticipated routes by the end of 2020, such as Below, you can find information on what is more to come for the Istanbul's railway future.
1) Sabiha Gökçen Airport - Tavşantepe
The Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is a massive project operating since 2001. The airport has carried 35,4 Million passengers in 2019, and it continues to be the stop for those who wish to either connect with the rest of the world, or explore the Asian side of the city. To accommodate the ever-increasing passenger numbers, the municipality is working on a 7,4 km long metro line that will connect the airport to the Kadıköy-Tavşantepe metro line. The project aims to cut the travel time between the airport and city connection by half. Say, if you have a connecting flight in the new Istanbul Airport at the European continent, you will arrive at the closest subway station in an hour. The passengers will arrive at Tavşantepe for less than 15 minutes once it is completed. The Kadıköy connecting route itself is the second-longest in the city with a 27 km long distance.
2) Dudullu - Bostancı Metro Line
Those who are interested in real estate investments should look at the stations on the Dudullu-Bostancı Metro line. The projects in between them while are the most eye-catching ones, are also in high demand for both rent, and purchase. If you invest in a property while the metro line is still in the works, you are sure to profit once the route is functional in 2020. The metro line itself is 30 km long, and consists of 14 stops between the two towns. Before that, the city's most anticipated railway project was a massive, 74 km long route with 43 stops of Marmaray that connected the opposite ends of Europe and Asia.
3) Ataköy - İkitelli Metro Line
Similar to the project above, this route will be a 13,4 km long metro line that will connect the residents of various beauty with the new Istanbul Airport. It will pass under the Basın Ekspress road that is already home to many completed development or in the development of real estate projects.