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DESCRIPTION
Istanbul transit system combines tram, metro, funicular and bus lines.
The fist light metro line (M1) started its service in 1989, running from Aksaray to Kartaltepe; the so-called Hafif Metro system is totally segregated from road traffic and it was constantly extended (1989-2002) reaching Ataturk Airport in 2002; the last extensions were completed in 2013 and 2014.
Metro line M2 (full metro) opened in 2000 (Taksim-Levent), with further extensions in 2009, 2010, 2011 (reaching Galatasaray football stadium) and 2014.
Metro M3 (full metro) opened on June 2013 (Kirazli-MetroKent) and was extended in November 2013 (Ikitelli Sanayi-Olimpiyat).
Metro M4 (full metro) opened in 2012 (Kadikoy-Kartal); it's the only metro line currently operating in the eastern (Asian) side of Istanbul.
Metro M5 (light metro) opened on April 2015 (Levent-Bogazici Universitesi); it's a single-track line (with double track by-passes at the intermediate stops) operating as shuttle service (1 train for each direction).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
03-09-1989Aksaray-KartaltepeM1
18-12-1989Kartaltepe-EsenlerM1
31-01-1994Otogar-ZeytinburnuM1
07-03-1994Zeytinburnu-BakirkoyM1
25-08-1995Bakirkoy-YenibosnaM1
15-01-1999Bahcelievler intermediate stopM1
20-12-2002Yenibosna-HavaalaniM1
14-06-2013Esenler-KirazliM1
09-11-2014Aksaray-YenikapiM1
16-09-2000Taksim-4 LeventM2
30-01-20094 Levent-Ataturk Oto SanayiM2
30-01-2009Taksim-SishaneM2
201009902Ataturk Oto Sanayi-DarussafakaM2
11-11-2010Sanayi-SeyrantepeM2
23-05-2011Darussafaka-HaciosmanM2
15-02-2014Sishane-YenikapiM2
16-03-2014Vezneciler station addedM2
16-03-2014Vezneciler stop addedM2
14-06-2013Kirazli-MetroKentM3
22-11-2013Ikitelli Sanayi-OlimpiyatM3
17-08-2012Kadikoy-KartalM4
29-10-2013Ayrilikcesme intermediate stopM4
10-10-2016Kartal-TavsantepeM4
19-04-2015Levent-Bogazici UniversitesiM6
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
M1:26.1
M2:23.5
M3:15.9
M4:26.5
M6:3.3
Single line stops
M1:23
M2:16
M3:11
M4:19
M6:4
Single line avg. distance (km)
M1:1.2
M2:1.5
M3:1.6
M4:1.5
M6:1.1
Total track length (km)
93.5
Total network stops
73
Avg. stop net distance (km)
1.4
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
750 V DC from third rail
Guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
M1:BOMBARDIER
M2:EUROTEM HUNDAY ROTEM
M3,M6:ALSTOM
M4:CAF
Model
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Operator
ISTANBUL ULASIM A.S.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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