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Tramvay and Subway Systems in Istanbul

ISTANBUL August 13, 2016
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Tramvay and subway lines contribute to especially the transport in the Historical Peninsula and Taksim area. The Kabataş-Bağcilar, Aksaray-Airport tramway lines, and TaksimKabataş subway line which is integrated with Kabataş and Taksim- Haciosman subway line are fast. The trains that depart every five minutes offer service from 6 a.m to 12 p.m. Tünel- Karaköy subway line offers service from 6 a.m to 9 p.m. There are escalators and moving bands, and art gallery in Taksim, and telephone and lifts designed for disabled people at Yenikapi- Haciosman subway that started operating in September 2000. It is directly connected with Cevahir shopping center in Şişli and Metrocity and Kanyon shopping center in Levent.

Travelling by Taksim Square- Tunnel and Karakoy Moda nostalgic tramways offer nostalgic service with their short distance lines. Maçka- Taşkışla and Eyüp Pierre Loti electric cars offer enjoyble trips with their unique views.

Istanbul Kart and tokens are used on tramway and subway lines. There are token sales kiosks at subway stations and busy tramway stops.

Marmaray

Marmaray rail line, opened in 2014, connects Europe and Asia continents with each other. Total lenght of the line between Kazlıçeşme and Ayrılık Çeşmesi is 13.6 km. The part of Marmaray going underneath the Bosphorus is 1.4 km. One can pass trough this part in short time as 4 minutes.

There are 5 passengers stations as Kazlıçeşme, Yenikapı, Sirkeci, Üsküdar and Ayrılık Çeşmesi, and the duration of the journey is 16 minutes. Marmaray line and Yenikapi- Haciosman metro lines are connected in Yenikapı. Thus, someone coming from Asia can pass on to Yenikapı- Haciosman line and continue the journey.

Kadikoy -Kartal Metro Line

This line serving between Kadikoy and Kartal was opened for service in 2012. The total lenght is 21.7 km and there are 16 passenger stations. Ayrilik Çeşmesi station is integrated witgh Marmaray. The journey is completed within 32 minutes.

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