The third tunnel that connects the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, officially called the “Great Istanbul Tunnel” governmentwill be put into service in 2028, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Grismailoglu said on Wednesday.
“We expect the tunnel to open in 2028 for The service will have capacity of It serves 1.3 million passengers on On a daily basis ” minister Notice, highlight project it will be one of symbols of century of Türkiye” vision he gave government last October.
the minister Emphasize the importance of The project, indicating that after construction of Marmaray and Eurasia Tunnel, the “Great Istanbul Tunnel” will mark the third crossing under the Bosphorus Strait.
In addition, Karaismailoğlu said that in According with data accounts made in Line with the main Transportation plan in Istanbul, the number is expected of Crossings between the European and Asian sides that currently exceeds the figure of 2 million on On a daily basis, it will exceed 3 million per day in the future.
As always, we are developing proactively plans Now to block any future Issues arising from increased traffic.”
In addition to the crossing between the two sides, there will be a high-capacity railway system which will serve from west to east of Istanbul minister pointing to outindicating that new Bosphorus Tunnel planned as Söğütlüçeşme-Incirli metro line will be stretch From Kadikoy area on Asian side to the Bakirkoy region on Europeans side of Istanbul.
The “Great Istanbul Tunnel” will be extended total Length of 28 kilometers (17.7 miles) will make up of 13 stations. (our) metro projectwhich will serve a total of 1.3 million passengers per day when put into service in 2028, it will have capacity of It serves 70,000 passengers per hour in one direction Karaismailoglu explained.
Adding that file total travel time on the new The route will be 42 minutes, he said it will be integrated with 11 other rail and will also Enable the Metrobus line which is the backbone of Transportation system in Istanbul, to work at maximum capacity.