858 - Kentlerimizde raylı sistemler araştırması 2018Urban Transport

The rail usage in Turkish cities – 2018


Longest urban rail network

Together with Baskentray commissioned on 12th of April, the urban rail network has reached to 692 km in Turkey. Izmir has the longest network among all (178 km). Istanbul comes right after (159 km).

The rail network lengths of 12 cities are as follows:

Kentlerin raylı sistem ağı uzunlukları

Rail network length of Turkish cities (km)

Kocaeli has the shortest network. The first tram service was commissioned in the middle of last year in Kocaeli.

Together with new metro lines and Marmaray, Istanbul will be able to get the leadership back soon.

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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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