CLIENT: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
SERVICES: Preliminary Design & Final Design
YEAR: 2014 - ongoing
In October 2014, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality entrusted our firm with the preliminary and detailed design of the entire metro line between Vezneciler and Sultangazi.
Based on the experience IDOM has gained on the many metro projects developed around world, this ambitious project will be carried out in a period of just 15 months.
The scope of work, including 15 stations and a depot, involves among other tasks, the preparation of an alternatives study, the transport and route study, the geotechnical investigation, a feasibility study of the line, the architecture, structural, and electromechanical design, and the production of the tender documents.
With more than 14 million inhabitants, Istanbul is the most populous city in Europe. The city which attracted more than 11.2 million tourists in 2014 alone, is the cornerstone of the Turkish economy.
To meet the needs of mass transit, the Metro system of the city which was inaugurated 1989, has undergone successive expansions and now has various lines in operation. At present, 3 lines are under construction on the Asian side of Istanbul and 4 on the European side.
One of these lines will cross the Turkish capital underground from south to north, from Vezneciler to Sultangazi, towards the third airport. This 17-kilometer line will have a total of 15 stations and will pass under the famous district of Fatih Mosque.