Old Dec 31, 18, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
Puzzled why you should find it a huge issue. I can think of a number of airports with no rail/underground access, and with only very clunky versions of non-road access, and many more that came on tap before being linked to rail systems.

Given the airport is unlikely to open fully until (at least) mid-2019, a 2020 opening of the metro link wouldn't be too long to wait.....

... unless that, too, were delayed
Atatürk airport currently depends heavily on rail access, so either you need more than the current level of road access to the new airport and road access to where people are going, or you also need a rail connection. Since neither is being provided, transportation to and from the new airport is not likely to work well.

Other airports may not have rail links, but they never had rail links so the roads are sufficient to connect the airport (and people have developed ways to deal with the problems). Atatürk being replaced by the new airport now would be effectively removing a rail link, and that is the problem.
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