Kabatas-Bagcilar Tram

Ridership on Rail Over 600 mn in Istanbul

Ridership in metro, tram and cable car in Istanbul increases 17% in 2015, compared with previous year. With Marmaray passengers, the ridership on all rail systems exceeds 600 mn.

As published by Istanbul Ulasim, total number of passengers used rail systems operated by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 2015 is almost 559 mn.

That means a daily ridership of 1.5 mn. The busiest line is also the oldest metro line of Istanbul: M1 (Yenikapi-Ataturk Airport). Ridership in this lines was over 143 mn.

The ridership in 2015 in metro, tram and cable car lines of Istanbul is as follows:

M1 (Yenikapi – Airport) 143.265.115
M2 (Yenikapi – Haciosman) 136.433.243
M3 (Basaksehir – Olimpiyatkoy) 18.874.269
M4 (Kadikoy – Kartal) 82.678.963
M6 (Levent – Hisarustu) 3.619.830
T1 (Kabatas – Bagcilar) 119.387.651
T3 (Kadikoy – Moda) 731.891
T4 (Topkapi – Habibler) 42.653.963
F1 (Taksim – Kabatas) 10.134.809
Cable Car 1.740.463

With Marmaray, the daily ridership of rail systems reach to 1.7 mn. This means 16% share in total number of passengers using public transport systems in Istanbul, which is 10.4 mn:

Istanbul Puplic Transport Shares
Istanbul Puplic Transport Shares. Graph: Onur Uysal

Photo: Onur Uysal

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