THE GS TRAM SITE

İSTANBUL

TÜRKİYE - TURKEY

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10 Oct. 2016

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The Istanbul network after the extension of metro line M4 to Tavşantepe.




TÜRKIYE - TURKEY

İSTANBUL


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INSET: CENTRAL ISTANBUL

Istanbul centre tram map 2014




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ROUTES

Operator: İstanbul Ulaşım

MODERN TRAM ROUTES

T1 Kabataş - Karaköy - Sirkeci - Sultanahmet - Laleli Üniversitesi - Yusufpaşa - Topkapı - Zeytinburnu - Bağcılar
T4 Topkapı - Vatan - Demirkapı - Rami - Cumhuriyet - Mescid-i Selam

HERITAGE TRAM ROUTES

T2 Taksim - Beyoğlu
T3 Kadıköy - Moda - Kadıköy (Clockwise loop line)

LIGHT RAIL ROUTES

M1A Yenikapı - Aksaray - Topkapı Ulutbatlı - Bayrampaşa Maltepe - Otogar - Zeytinburnu - Atatürk Havalimanı (Atatürk Airport)
M1B Yenikapı - Aksaray - Topkapı Ulutbatlı - Bayrampaşa Maltepe - Otogar - Bağcılar - Kirazlı

METRO ROUTES

M2 Yenikapı - Haliç - Şişhane - Taksim - Levent - Sanayi Mahallesi (branch line to: - Seyrantepe) - Hacıosman
M3 Kirazlı - İkitelli Sanayi - MetroKent (Başakşehir) / Olimpiyat
M4 Kadıköy - Ünalan - Bostancı - Maltepe - Kartal - Tavşantepe

FUNICULAR ROUTES

Tünel Karaköy - Beyoğlu
Kabataş-Taksim Funicular Kabataş - Taksim

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Modern tramways: 33.8 km.
  • Heritage tramway Taksim - Tünel Meydanı (T2): 1.6 km.
  • Heritage tramway Kadıköy-Moda (T3): 2.6 km.
  • Light rail: 25.5 km.
  • Metro: 65.6 km.
  • Tünel Funicular: 573 m.
  • Kabataş-Taksim Funicular: 594 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.


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