HızRay Express Metro Project in Istanbul

For the first time in the city’s history, Istanbul has announced the construction of a metro capable of reaching speeds of up to 140 km/h., this is reported by the railway transport news portal Railway Supply.

During his pre-election campaign, Istanbul’s Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu outlined his plans to create a new express metro line called HızRay, spanning 75 km.

This ambitious infrastructure initiative includes 13 underground stations, covering 12 districts of the city and connecting various outskirts.

According to the mayor, HızRay will be able to transport an impressive number of passengers 1.5 million people per day.

The main goal of the HızRay project is to unite the eastern and western parts of Istanbul, divided by the Bosphorus Strait.

It is planned that the construction of this metro line will be completed by 2030.

Interestingly, initially, it was planned to build 10 stations with trains reaching speeds of up to 160 km/h.

However, the speed was later reduced, and the number of stations increased.

The approximate cost of the project is estimated at 4 billion euros.

In addition to HızRay, another important aspect of Mayor İmamoğlu’s pre-election program is the construction of AnadoluTRAM – the first tram network in the eastern part of Istanbul.

Its length will be 21 km, covering 33 stations. This project will connect 3 districts of the city: Maltepe, Kadıköy, and Üsküdar.

It is worth noting that the implementation of these projects opens up new prospects for the development of urban infrastructure and improves transportation accessibility for the residents and guests of Istanbul.


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