When completed,500,000 passengers will travel by the Atakoy-Basin Ekspres-Ikitelli Metro Line, where the TBM's (Tunnel Excavating Machines-Mole) installation program is implemented and double direction digging which Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbas started. The line, which is planned to be completed before November 2019 local elections and thus carries out the excavation of the bidirectional 4 TBM, will link many points. According to information received from the municipality, Atakoy-Basin Ekspres-Ikitelli Metro will serve approximately 2 million 500 thousand people who live in Bakirkoy, Bahcelievler, Bagcilar, Kucukcekmece and Basaksehir counties and go to these cities. The line will start from Atakoy Station connected to the Marmaray line and will finish at Ikitelli Sanayi Station. 13.4 kilometers and 12 stations will take 19.5 minutes to travel on the line. While connection with Yenikapi-Sefakoy metro from Cobancesme is established, connection will also be made with Kirazli Halkali metro which is under construction in Mimar Sinan Station. The metro line will be integrated with from Mehmet Akif Station to Mahmutbey-Bahcesehir-Esenyurt metro line, and from Ikitelli Sanayi Station to Kirazli Basaksehir Olimpiyat Metro. Stations such as Atakoy, Yenibosna, Cobancesme-Kuyumcukent, Ihlas Yuva, Dogu Sanayi, Mimar Sinan Caddesi, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi, Halkali Caddesi, Mehmet Akif, Bahariye, Masko and Ikitelli Sanayi will be located on the metro line which is aimed to reduce the density in the E-5 and TEM by taking the traffic on the Basin Ekspres to the metro system. It is planned that the travel times of the passengers will be in the form of "Atakoy-Ikitelli Sanayi 19.5, Atakoy-Basaksehir 27, Atakoy-Kirazli 30, Airport-Basaksehir 27, Mahmutbey-Yenibosna 23 minutes". TOPBAS DID WELDING Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbas participated in the installation work of the TBM machine, which was used as a giant drill used in the metro excavation, and welded it. In the TBM installation program at Cobancesme - Kuyumcukent Station, Topbas said that the Atakoy-Basin Ekspres-Ikitelli Metro Line is very important for Istanbul citizens. Prior to the details of the work carried out on the metro line, Topbas evaluated the agenda and first of all, he warned citizens about the extreme precipitation that caused material damage in the recent periods.