M6 (Istanbul Metro)

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M6 Levent–Hisarüstü/Boğaziçi Üniversitesi
Istanbul M6 Line Symbol.png
İstanbul Metro, M6 1.JPG
Overview
Type Rapid Transit
System Istanbul Metro
Status Operating
Locale Istanbul, Turkey
Termini Levent station, Beşiktaş
Boğaziçi Üni. station, Beşiktaş
Stations 4[1]
Services 1
Operation
Opened 19 April 2015; 3 years ago (2015-04-19)[1]
Owner Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Operator(s) Metro Istanbul A.Ş.
Rolling stock Alstom (Sometimes Hyundai Rotem)
Technical
Line length 3.3 km (2.1 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC Third rail
Operating speed 70 km/h (43 mph)
Route number M6
Route map
Line M6
LeventLine M2
Nispetiye
Etiler
Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Line M6, officially referred to as the M6 Levent – Hisarüstü/Boğaziçi Üniversitesi line, is a 3.3-kilometre (2.1 mi)[1] light metro line of the Istanbul Metro. The line opened for public service on 19 April 2015.[2] Except for the very small Tünel, this line is the shortest of the Istanbul Metro system with only four stations.[1]

Overview[edit]

The project was a cooperation between Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communication. The metro tunnel is a single tube, which is constructed 25 metres (82 ft) underground by New Austrian Tunnelling method (NATM).[3] The 3.3-kilometre-long (2.1 mi) line with four stations[1] connects to the M2 Yenikapı - Hacıosman metro line at Levent station. In terms of passenger capacity, 8,100 passengers per hour per direction can be transported,[2] which makes this a light metro line rather than a fully rapid transit line. M6 operates two 4-car trains (which can be increased to three trains),[citation needed] running with a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) speed with at least 5–minute headways during peak hours. The travel time between the termini stations is 6–7 minutes.[3][4][5][1]

It was initially planned to go into public service on 29 October 2014, on the Republic Day, but the metro line ultimately opened on 19 April 2015.[2]

The construction of a funicular line is under consideration to connect the Hisarüstü-end station with the shoreline of the Bosphorus in the Aşiyan neighborhood.[6]

Stations[edit]

Rolling Stock[edit]

The line often uses 2 Alstom trains which are also used on M2, but sometimes 1 of the trains used is a Hyundai Rotem, again also used on M2.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "M6 Levent – Hisarüstü/Boğaziçi Üniversitesi". istanbululasim.com.tr (in Turkish). İstanbul Ulaşim A.Ş. Retrieved 2015-12-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Istanbul opens Line M6". Railway Gazette International. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 
  3. ^ a b Tekten, Erhan (2014-01-24). "Mini metro Taksim'e bağlanıyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Mini metro, metroya bağlanıyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  5. ^ Aksu, Fatma (2015-04-17). "Topbaş: Mini metro Pazar günü açılıyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2015-04-19. 
  6. ^ "Tünel açma çalışmaları başlayan metro hattı 3250 metre olacak. Tek tünelli metro hattı, yüzeyden 25 metre derinlikte oluşturulacak" (in Turkish). Akatlar. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 

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