Istanbul’s second FAO line opens West of Bosphorus
After line M5 in 2017, Metro Istanbul inaugurated its second fully automated metro line, the M7, on 28 October. The first phase of the new line, running between Mecidiyeköy and Mahmutbey Kabataş, is 18.5km long and comprises 15 stations.
Upon completion, the line will be 32km long. It will be entirely located on the European side of Istanbul and will connect Kabataş to Esenyurt.
The supplier of rolling stock is South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem, which received an order of 30 four-car trains. 20 of the trains in this order will be used for the M7 while the remaining 10 are expected to serve on the M8, a line due to open next year.
Trains, as well as stations, are designed to be 100% accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. Stations are equipped with full-height platform screen doors.
More information and a photo gallery on the new line are available on the M7 factsheet.
Source: Metro Istanbul