Trams in Istanbul

Trams in Istanbul

Trams in Istanbul

Trams in Istanbul 

The Istanbul nostalgic tramways are a couple of historic tramlines in Istanbul, Turkey. The city features two different heritage tram systems, one on the European side and the other on the Asian side. 

T1 Tram Line

The T1, also known as the T1 Kabataş– Bagcılar tramline, is an Istanbul Tram tram line operated by Metro Istanbul. It is 18.5 kilometers long and goes from Kabataş to Bagcılar through Eminönü.

European side tramline: T2 Line

The Taksim-Tünel (T2) tramline on the European side is 1.6 kilometers (0.99 miles) long and has five stops, including the Taksim and Tünel termini. Taksim and Tunel are connected by the Istiklal Caddesi line (Independence Avenue). Tram, bus, and vehicle used to use this road. The street was continually used by buses and automobiles after the original tramline ended in 1962 until 1990 when the neighborhood (Beyoglu) was designated as a historical area due to the numerous old buildings and shops.

Asian side tram: T3 Line

The T3 tramline on the Asian side is 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles) long and has ten stops. Because there are no sidings on the single-track loop, all trams run clockwise from Kadıköy Square via a bus lane, Bahariye Street, and Moda Street. The daily passenger capacity for this system is estimated to be 2,000 people. The roads were paved with concrete, but other road vehicles still use them.

T4 Tram Line

The T4 Topkap - Mescid-i Selam tram line, operated by Istanbul Ulaşım, is a light rail route in Istanbul, Turkey. It stretches 15.3 kilometers from Topkap to Mescid-i Selam.

T5 Tram Line

The T5 Eminönü–Alibeyköy Coach Station tram route follows the Golden Horn's coastline on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.