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Mar 25 2019

Test runs begin on Istanbul M7

by uitp in News

First test runs on Istanbul line M7 © Metro Istanbul

On March 19 Metro Istanbul started test runs on the fully automated metro Line M7. The 24.5km line will link Kabataş to Mahmutbey, serving 19 stations. Construction began in 2014.

M7 will use four-car Hyundai Rotem trains and Bombardier Cityflo 650 signalling.

This new line will be the second fully automated line in Istanbul after M5, which opened in 2017, and the first on the European side on the city.

Work on the projet’s second phase, from Mahmutbey to Esenyurt, is underway since 2017.

Source: Metro Istanbul