Istanbul Municipality begins construction of the first “hanged metro” in Turkey
The Greater Istanbul Municipality has begun the construction of the Hawari subway line, the first of its kind in Turkey, which is expected to enter service in early 2019.
Turkey’s Alarko won a tender on Wednesday for the construction of a hanged metro line linking the districts of Sefa Köy-Halkli to Başakşehir, a famous city in Istanbul.
The company has offered 1.29 billion Turkish liras (about 3.54 million US dollars) to build the pipeline, to the Directorate of Railways of the Greater Istanbul Municipality.
It is said that the length of the line is 15 km, consisting of 17 stations, the duration of the journey is 27 minutes, and can transfer 15 thousand passengers per hour, and will enter the service in the first months of 2019.