ISTANBUL: TRAMS END THE TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE

The tram system of Istanbul, Turkey, is described. The tram lines are defined as the old tram, which runs in the newer part of the city north of the Golden Horn, and the new tram, which runs in the old city. The old system consists of a funicular underground railway (Tunel) and vintage trams run by the IETT (Istanbul Electric Tram and Tunel) authority. A heavy metro system runs between Taksim and the northern suburbs. The new tramway connects Eminonu to Zeytinburnu. There is also a connecting stub to the airport light metro line. ABB LRVs currently running on the new tramway will be replaced with 55 new Bombardier trams. Feasibility plans on the expansion of the new tramway are being conducted.

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    Ian Allan Publishing, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • CARTER, J M
  • Publication Date: 2003-3

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 98-9
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM