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Transportation

Motorway Transportation:

Motorway Transportation Network of Küçükçekmece Lake and Its EnvironsMotorway access to the area is provided by D100 and TEM motorways and Basın Ekspres Road linking these two. TEM motorway lies in the North of the land, D100 motorway in the South and Basın Ekspres in the East. Besides the main roads there are three main junctions that ease the accessibility of the area:

  • Sefaköy Junction makes access to Halkalı Street,
  • Cennet Junction to İstanbul Street in the west of Sefaköy, and to İstasyon Street in the north.
  • Airport Junction provides three access, respectively to Halkalı, Sefaköy and Halkalı Mass Housing Area

Transportation Authority of Istanbul and State Housing Authority have undertaken several improvements around the area considering the new housing projects. Those are mainly situated along the TEM to provide accessibility for new settlements. A number of certain upgrading on the main routes has also been carried out to increase the capacities. However, as transportation affairs are so dynamic in that part of the city, if any variation and change occurs, those will be duty delivered in the design development process to the design groups.

Atatürk International Airport:

Atatürk International Airport is the major international airport in Istanbul, Turkey with a total passenger traffic of 32 million for the year 2010. Handling over 825,000 tones of load (cargo, freight and mail) it is among the top 40 airports in the world in terms of total passenger traffic and the 19th busiest in the world in terms of international passenger traffic. It was Europe’s 8th busiest airport in 2010.

Railway Transportation:

Railway Transportation Network of Küçükçekmece Lake and Its EnvironsThe main railway line of Istanbul in the west side passes through the area. Starting from the Sirkeci Station in Historical Peninsula, the railway line reaches to the East of Küçükçekmece Lake, and then continues until Bulgaria. Between Sirkeci and Halkalı, it also serves as a suburban train.

There are certain upgrades in the railway network of the district and some new lines have been introduced by the Transportation Authority of Istanbul. Those are;

  • Bakırköy-Sefaköy-Avcılar Light Rail Line
  • Sefaköy-İkitelli-ISTOÇ Monorail Line
  • Kirazlı-Halkalı Light Rail Line
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