Transportation record was broken on the historic rally day in Istanbul

The transportation record was broken on the historic rally day in Istanbul: On the historic rally day on 7 August, the metro carried 2 million 870 thousand people, on the busiest days this figure was 1 million 800 thousand. Marmaray, which carries a maximum of 210 thousand people in a day, broke a record with 480 thousand passengers. In Metrobus, the number increased from 800 thousand to 1 million 250 thousand.
Yenikapı most crowded rally in Turkey's history has left behind many records. For Democracy and the Martyrs Rally, five million people flocked to the area and the number of passengers reached the highest ever number of passengers.
Before and after the rally, the citizens prefer Marmaray, metro transportation, especially at Yenikapı transfer station. Citizens from the hours before the rally, thousands of people to return to the area was forced to return.
While the Istanbul metro carried 1 million 800 thousand people at most on the busiest days with all its lines, this number reached a record number with 7 million 2 thousand people on 870 August.
A record was also broken in the number of passengers transported in one day in Marmaray. Marmaray, which has a daily passenger carrying capacity of 190 thousand people and carries a maximum of 210 thousand people in a day until the rally, broke a record with 7 thousand people on 480 August. Before and after the rally, the flight frequency of Marmaray was reduced to intervals of every 30 seconds.
Metrobus line and buses connected to IETT, which provide free service on the historical day, also took a record number of Istanbul residents to the rally. In Metrobus, the number increased from 800 thousand to 1 million 250 thousand. The total number of IETT lines exceeded 2 million.
Citizens were also moved to the meeting in Yenikapı by sea transportation. On that day, 215 voyages were made, with 10 marine engines and 425 ferries. During these trips, an average of 500 thousand people were able to reach Yenikapı. When the rally area was full, many ships and engines were not allowed to dock.

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