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Transportation in Başakşehir region 2022

18/01/2022 Turkish Districts & Areas 730 Transportation in Başakşehir region 2022

1 What are the main transportation routes in Başakşehir?

Transportation to the region is provided by:
• TEM Highway
• Rail lines (tramways) that include the well-known Başakşehir metro, and intersect with the Olympic Maritime M9 metro (Ataköy - İkitelli Industrial - Olympiat), which has 12 stations and passes through five districts in the city, namely Bakırköy, Bahçelievler, Bağcılar, Küçükçekmece and Başakşehir.
• In addition, there is a bus service that runs through the area.

2 What are the Başakşehir Metro's most noteworthy features?

The metro line splits into two lines at the "İkitelli Sanayi" station; the first line links to the "Kant Metro" station, while the second line connects to the "Olympiat" region which is the closest to Kayaşehir. The Başakşehir metro line terminates at Kirazlı station, from where passengers may transfer for free to the Aksaray metro line, which will take them to the bus garage. Yenikapı station has a number of metro lines, the most significant of which are:
Marmaray: Transfer to the Asian side.
Othman Bey: Transfer to Taksim and other places.
Marmaray is one of the most important railway systems in Istanbul, serving the city's public transportation requirements to a far extent. The Marmara, which connects the European and Anatolian sides, has a total of 43 stops and a travel time of 115 minutes.

3 What are the significance and upgrades to the Marmara Expressway?

Not only was the final 9.1 km of the 7th segment (10.2 km long) finished between Habibler Junction and Hasdal Junction, but the North Marmara Highway was also enlarged by 45 km in the Nakash-Başakşehir sector, bringing the entire highway length to 443 km. President Erdogan detailed the action in his inaugural statement, stating, "We want to complete the newly additional portion and put it into operation as soon as feasible." This highway is critical for increasing the flow of people and commercial vehicles between two continents, as well as for urban mobility in Istanbul. This route, which has been merged with the TEM Highway and the Istanbul-Izmir Highway at various locations, will eventually join with the Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe Highway upon completion.

The recent urban renaissance in Başakşehir went beyond service, medical, and residential centers to expand and open many road structures to facilitate access to health care and social facilities, as well as tourist areas that characterize Başakşehir region, demonstrating the amount of interest and government orientation to achieve the region's prestigious status for its pioneers and those looking to buy a property in Turkey be that in the district of Başakşehir or outside it.

Roads and railway lines servicing Başakşehir district:

The TEM highway, as well as railroads (tramways), provide access to Başakşehir. Furthermore, there are bus services in the region.

Başakşehir Metro:

The construction of Başakşehir metro started in 2006, with the first gate passing through the “Başak Konutları Station” and the second gate passing through the "MetroKent Station." The metro also splits into two lines at the " İkitelli Sanayi Station:"

  • Line 1: A line that terminates at MetroKent Station.
  • Line 2: A line connects to the "Olympia" neighborhood, which is the nearest to Kayaşehir.

Başakşehir metro line terminates at Kirazlı Station, from where passengers may transfer for free to Aksaray metro line, which brings them to the bus garage, and Yenikapı Station, which houses numerous metro lines, the most significant of which are:

  1. Marmaray: transfer to the Asian side.
  2. Osman Bey: continue to Taksim and other locations.

Marmaray, one of Istanbul's most vital railway lines, primarily fulfills the city's public transportation demands, linking the European and Anatolian sides, and has 43 stops in total, with the longest trip of 115 minutes.

Furthermore, Marmaray runs an interval of 15 minutes between Gebze and Halkalı, with extra train services between Zeytinburnu and Maltepe, at an interval of 8 minutes.

M9 Olympic Naval Metro Line in Başakşehir:

Bahariye and Masko stations, located in the first phase of the M9 Ataköy - İkitelli Sanayi - Olympia metro line, whose construction began in 2016, was completed on Saturday, May 29, 2021, to serve Istanbul inhabitants as an Olympic marine trading enterprise.

At a ceremony attended by CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Greater Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, the line was officially opened at Bahria Grid Station.

The two freshly constructed stations, as well as the existing İkitelli Sanayi - Ziagocalp - and Olympia stations, will be integrated, and the line will be divided into 12 stops at 10-minute intervals beginning with the opening. Furthermore, Bakırköy, Bahçelievler, Bağcılar, Küçükçekmece, and Başakşehir are the five districts of the city through which the metro will travel.

The metro line is projected to carry around 500,000 passengers per day and will service approximately 2.5 million people who reside and visit the area. The second section of the line, which will open in 2022 and operate fast with 14 stations, is still under construction. As of the opening date, the transfer from the new line to the M3 Kirazlı-Başakşehir/MetroKent line will be carried out at İkitelli Sanayi Station, and the integration operations will be provided at 7 different points when the line is fully operational in 2022, and the main lines will intersect on the east-west axis of Istanbul and the north-south axis, facilitating access to the area.

North Marmara Highway in Başakşehir:  

The seventh segment of the North Marmara Expressway, which connects Turkey's Asian and European sides, was opened through the Third Istanbul Bridge with the involvement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the attendance of a number of ministers and officials. Where the remaining 9.1 kilometers of the seventh segment (10.2 kilometers long), between Habibler Junction and Hasdal Junction, was finished, according to the Hürriyet newspaper.

Not only that, but the Nakaş -Başakşehir portion of the North Marmara Highway was extended by 45 kilometers, bringing the entire length of the route to 443 kilometers. President Erdogan addressed this move in his announcement speech, stating, "We want to complete the newly additional portion and bring it into operation as soon as possible."

This highway is critical for increasing the flow of people and commercial vehicles between two continents, as well as for urban mobility in Istanbul. Those who live in this city understand the significance of the trachea that we opened in Istanbul, one of the world's busiest capitals. This traffic facility is also beneficial to Tekirdağ, Kocaeli, and Sakarya districts on this highway.

This route, which has now been coupled with the TEM Highway and the Istanbul-Izmir Highway at numerous points, will eventually merge with Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe Highway upon completion, ensuring that Marmara region, which is one of Turkey's most active spots in terms of population size, production and commercial capacity, and tourism potentials, is surrounded by highways on all sides.

Thus, carriage of railway trains from Başakşehir to Kartal became possible thanks to these lines connected with other rail travel systems. Moreover, the municipality of Başakşehir started building a footbridge to access the Olympia Metro Station pleasantly and swiftly for the inhabitants of the district of Güvercintepe. This footbridge is scheduled to be delivered in a few months. All these factors will enhance the relevance and add value of Başakşehir's geographic position as one of Istanbul's most prominent investment real estate regions.


Sources: emlakkulisi + metro istanbul
Editing: damasturk


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