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Urban transport by rail in Istanbul


Rail network currently in use, under construction and planned in İstanbul.

Istanbul has the second longest urban rail network in Turkey using metro, tram, suburban trains and funicullar systems together.

In last years, metro investments speed up in Istanbul, most of which are metro lines.

With the 78-km-long Marmaray suburban train connecting many metro and trams of Turkey, which will be commissioned by the end of 2018, ridership of urban rail in Istanbul is expected to be increase very sharply.

Figures

Rail network length: 158.6 km (13.5 km suburban, 105.8 km metro, 38.1 km tram, 1.2 km funicular line)

Rolling stock fleet: 1212 rail cars (440 suburban cars, 579 metro cars, 185 tram sets, 8 funicular cars)

Ridership: 614.76 million (2017)

Last update date: 4/2018

Cover photo: Onur Uysal ©

Next page: Current rail network

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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