Historical Golden Horn-Kemerburgaz Dekovil Line re-enacts

Historical Golden Horn-Kemerburgaz Dekovil Line is being re-launched: Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, has signed a big investment in public transportation with the slogan İstanbul Everywhere is Metro İstanbul. For the first time in the world, a new one is added to the public transport investments made with the municipal budget. The Golden Horn-Kemerburgaz Dekovil Line, which has an important place in the past, is being implemented with the orders of Mayor Topbaş.

Haliç-Kemerburgaz decovil line, the Silahtarağa Power Plant, which was operating in Istanbul in the past, and the historic railway line established between lignite quarries in the north of the city are being re-launched. The project is aimed to provide the possibility of public transportation and touristic trips by taking the Golden Horn - Black Sea Sahara Line into service. 13 The construction of Dekovil Line, which will be auctioned in January, will be put into service in the month of 22.


The first 2 stage construction will begin by preserving the historic route of the historic decovil line. Starting from Istanbul in the line Silahtarağa, Santral will end in the Ayvad Bendi promenade area from Göktürk by following the Kağıthane stream and Cendere road.

General Information:

Length of the line: 25 km

Number of Stations: 10 pieces

Stations: Santral İstanbul, Kağıthane, Sadabat, Cendere, TT Arena, Hamidiye, Kemerburgaz, Mithatpaşa, Ayvad Bendi and Göktürk Stations, together with 1 warehouse maintenance area is planned to be built.
Line District: Kağıthane and Eyüp

Duration of the Work: Tender works have been initiated and it is aimed to be completed within 22 months following the conclusion of the contract. The 2 m bicycle path and 2 m pedestrian path are planned along the route.

Even Tools to be Used:

It is planned to provide service with nostalgic vehicles considering the original vehicles of the historic Dekovil line.

Integration Points;

  • Mahmutbey-Mecidiyeköy-Kabataş Metro Line and Sadabat Station are under construction.
  • Eminönü-Alibeyköy Tram Line and Silahtarağa Station are under construction.
  • Planned Istinye-ITU-Kağıthane Metro Line will be at TT Arena Station.


The first tram line called ları Haliç - Black Sea Sahara Line tı is the railway line between the Silahtarağa Power Plant in Istanbul and the lignite quarries in the north of the city. Silahtarağa Power Plant, which used coal removed from Zonguldak and brought to Istanbul by sea, started to experience difficulties in the supply of coal during the first world war years. For this reason, the establishment of the establishment of the Ottoman Anonymous Electric Company to find the cheapest and the shortest way to find coal solutions have developed a number of solutions. As a result, it was decided that the coal extracted from the lignite quarries in the village of Ağaçlı, which is within the boundaries of Eyüp district, is brought to the power plant by a new decovil line. 1914 In February 1, the construction of the first leg of the line, Silahtarağa - Ağaçlı, was started and the first phase was completed in a short period of time.

In line with the requirements, the extension of the line was brought to the agenda and the second stage of the 20 December 1916 was the second day of the line.

The line passing through Göktürk and Kemerburgaz was divided into two branches in Kemerburgaz. A branch of the 43 km-long line was under the Uzun Kemer by following the Kagithane Stream and was meeting with the Black Sea in Agacli village. The other arm was passing through the Belgrad Forest and reaching the Black Sea in the village of Çiftalan. Both ends of the line which reached to the Black Sea coast were connected to each other by 5 kilometers and a ring was created in the north of Kemerburgaz and a tram line of 62 km length was formed.

Since the Black Sea field line was built as a one-way, in some regions, mobile lines were constructed in order to allow the trains coming from the opposite directions to pass without clogging. In addition, the terrain conditions on the route route required a number of bridges.

The line was transferred to the Ministry of Commerce in 1922, and to the Ministry of Economics after the declaration of the Republic. The use of some parts of the line continued until 1956, but in time it decreased. Nowadays, although the railroad tracks of the line are found, most of the line is buried in the ground.

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