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DESCRIPTION
Istanbul first tram line opened in 1869 (initial horse tram); it was electrified in 1914. As well as in other towns, the original tram system was dismantled after the second world war (in 1961 tram closed in the european part of Istanbul, in 1966 tram closed in the asiatic one). Parts of the old tram routes have been reopened (operating as a heritage/touristic trams) both in the european side (1990: tram T2 running from the top station of the Tunel Funicular to Taksim Square) and in the asiatic side (2003: T3 circular line, Kadikoy-Damga Sokak-Kadikoy). T1 interchanges with metro M1 (at Bagcilar, Zeytinburnu, Yusufpasa) and metro M2 (at Vezneciler).
The first modern LRT/tram line (T1) opened in 1992, running from Sirkeci to Topkapi; it was extended in 1994 (Topkapi-Zeytinburnu), 1996 (Sirkeci-Eminonu), 2005 (Eminonu-Findikli) and 2006 (Findikli-Kabatas; Zeytinburnu-Bagcilar).
A second modern LRT/tram line (T4) opened in 2007 running from Sehitlik to Mescid-i Selam; it was extended in 2009 (Sehitlik-Topkapi). T4 and T1 interchange at Topkapi.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1869initial horse tram opening--
1914electrification completed in the European side--
1928electrification completed in the Asian side--
1961tram network closure in the European sid--
1966tram network closure in the Asian sid--
1992Sirkeci-TopkapiT1
1994Topkapi-ZeytinburnuT1
1996Sirkeci-EminonuT1
30-01-2005Eminonu-FindikliT1
2006Findikli-KabatasT1
2006Zeytinburnu-BagcilarT1
1990Taksim-BeyogluT2
01-11-2003Kadikoy-ModaT3
10-09-2007Sehitlik-Mescid-i SelamT4
18-03-2009Sehitlik-TopkapiT4
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
T1:18.5
T2:1.7
T3:2.6
T4:15.3
Single line stops
T1:31
T2:5
T3:10
T4:22
Single line avg. distance (km)
T1:0.6
T2:0.4
T3:0.3
T4:0.75
Total track length (km)
38.1
Total network stops
68
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.55
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
T1,T4:750 V DC overhead
T2,T3:--
Guide/gauge
T1,T4:standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
T2,T3:metric gauge rails (1000 mm)
Vehicles builder
T1:BOMBARDIER,ALSTOM
T2:--
T3:REICHSBAHNAUSBESSRUNGSWERK BERLIN-SCHONEWEIDE,GOTHAER WAGGONFABRIK
T4:ABB,DUEWAG,HYUNDAI ROTEM
Model
T1:Flexity Swift,Citadis
T2:--
T3:Rekowagen,Gotha T57
T4:LRV,KTA,LRV34
Operator
ISTANBUL ULASIM
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