858 - Kentlerimizde raylı sistemler araştırması 2018

The rail usage in Turkish cities – 2018


In which cities urban rail is used more, which of them are more efficient, in which cities suburban trains, metro and tram systems shine out?

This is the third year of our “metro and tram systems in Turkish cities” research. We compared urban rail networks, rolling stock and ridership in 12 cities of Turkey.

Here below are the categories:

What’s inside?

Longest urban rail network
Biggest rolling stock fleet
Highest ridership
Highest ridership per ciziten
Longest network per citizen
Highest ridership per km
Biggest increase in ridership
Fastest growing rail network
Best suburban train
Best metro system
Best tram system

Next page: Longest urban rail network

Written by Onur Uysal

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

2 comments

  1. Thank you for all the information. I read that Adaray in Adapazarı has been suspended recently, so there the network length and usage decreased. Is it going to be reactivated? Is the suspension due to the connection to Karasu port that was listed as a project earlier (https://railturkey.org/2016/04/15/which-projects-will-not-be-commissioned-this-year/)?
    You write about Gaziantep and Kayseri getting suburban railway systems. What about Balıkesir? In 2015 you wrote that the municipality wants to have it finished by 2018 (https://railturkey.org/2015/12/26/suburban-service-project-for-balikesir/). Has there been any progress made here?

    1. The electrification around Balikesir is completed, thus a suburban train on one track may start soon. An agreement was signed between municipality and TCDD in late 2017. Stations have to be built. It may take 1-2 years. No official decleration was made until now about reason of suspension and plans for future.

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