858 - Kentlerimizde raylı sistemler araştırması 2018

The rail usage in Turkish cities – 2018


Highest ridership

The total ridership of rail systems had reached to 1.2 bn in Turkish cities in 2017. This is 3.5% higher than last year.

Half of this belongs to Istanbul. Ridership had reached to over 600 mn in Istanbul last year.

Here below is the table of urban rail ridership in 12 Turkish cities:

Kentlerin raylı sistem yolcu sayıları
Rail ridership of Turkish cities (million passengers)

Kocaeli’s recently opened (Aug 2017) tram had carried 4 mn passengers last year.

Next page: Highest ridership per ciziten

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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