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TÜRKİYE - TURKEY

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1954

The Istanbul tram network at its maximum extent.




TÜRKIYE - TURKEY

İSTANBUL


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Istanbul tram map 1954


INSET: CENTRAL ISTANBUL

Istanbul centre tram map 1954




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ROUTES

Operator: Istanbul Electrik, Tramway ve Tünel Isletmeleri (IETT)

TRAM ROUTES

Note: Some route numbers were duplicated. In such cases, the second occurrence of a route number has an asterisk (*) after it. These symbols were not used by the operator, however.

  1 Kadıköy - Karaca Ahmet - Bağlarbaşı - Kısıklı
  4 Kadıköy - Altıyol - İhlamor - Bostancı
  6 Kadıköy - Altıyol - İhlamor - Fenerbahçe
  8 Kadıköy - Altıyol - Hasanpaşa
10 Tünel - Taksim - Harbiye - Şişli
11 Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Eminönü - Karaköy - Tünel - Taksim - Harbiye - Şişli
11* Üsküdar - Bağlarbaşı - Kısıklı
12 Fatih - Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Eminönü - Karaköy - Tünel - Taksim - Harbiye
12* Kadıköy - Karaca Ahmet - Üsküdar
14 Tünel - Taksim - Harbiye - Maçka
15 Sirkeci - Eminönü - Karaköy - Tünel - Taksim - Harbiye - Maçka
16 Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Eminönü - Karaköy - Tünel - Taksim - Harbiye - Maçka
17 Sirkeci - Eminönü - Karaköy - Tünel - Taksim - Harbiye - Şişli - Mecidiyeköy
19 Aksaray - Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Eminönü - Karaköy - Tünel - Taksim - Harbiye - Tatavla (Kurtuluş)
20 Kadıköy - Altıyol - Moda
22 Eminönü - Karaköy - Beşiktaş - Ortaköy - Bebek
23 Aksaray - Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Eminönü - Karaköy - Beşiktaş - Ortaköy
32 Topkapı - Aksaray - Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Bahçekapı
33 Yedikule - Aksaray - Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Bahçekapı
34 Fatih - Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Eminönü - Karaköy - Beşiktaş
37 Edirnekapı - Fatih - Beyazıt - Sirkeci - Bahçekapı

FUNICULAR ROUTE

Tünel Karaköy - Beyoğlu

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways: ? km.
  • Tünel Funicular: 573 m.


HISTORY

  • City trams (first-generation): (horse-drawn:) 1871 - 1912; (electric): 1912 - 3 Oct. 1966
  • City trams (second-generation, full-service): 13 June 1992 - today.
  • City trams (heritage tramways): (T2) 29 Dec. 1990 - today; (T3) 1 Nov. 2003 - today.
  • Light rail (M1): 3 Sept. 1989 - today.
  • Metro: 16 Sept. 2000 - today.
  • Underground funicular (Tünel): (steam-operated): 17 Jan. 1875 - 1971; (electric): 3 Nov. 1971 - today.
  • Kabataş-Taksim Funicular (electric): 29 June 2006 - today.

GAUGE

  • Trams (first-generation): ? mm.
  • Trams (second-generation and heritage): 1435 mm.
  • Light rail (M1): 1435 mm.
  • Metro: 1435 mm.
  • Underground funicular (Tünel): 1435 mm.
  • Kabataş-Taksim Funicular: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Rahmi M. Koç Museum has a preserved tram from the 1st generation system as well as other objects of interest.


SOURCES

WIKIS

WEB SITES


Also, thanks to Michiel J.L. Rademakers, from Tilburg (The Netherlands), for further information provided through personal communication.

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