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The rail usage in Turkish cities – 2018


Best metro system

There are 5 cities in Turkey with metro system: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Adana.

100-km-long Istanbul’s metro system has the biggest ridership in Turkey with 400 mn passengers.

Izmir, on the other hand, has the densest metro system carrying 100 mn passengers on 20-km-long network.

Bursa’s light metro system carried 80 mn passengers on 40-km-long network. Since light metro on ground is much cheaper than underground metro, Bursa’s system shines out with low cost-high capacity.

Km başına taşınan metro yolcusu

Metro ridership per km

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  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?

    • 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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