What is Metrobus?

what is metrobus
what is metrobus

Metrobus is a public transportation vehicle created by the combination of the metro and the bus. It works on the strips reserved for it with rubber wheels.


It can move fast in traffic because it has a special lane of its own. Metrobuses have some important different features compared to preferential ways. These are as follows

  • Distance between stops is longer than other bus systems.
  • Stops are prepaid. In other words, the passenger makes a payment when entering the station. This way the bus is waiting for payment is prevented.
  • There is usually a single line running on the Metrobus roads.
  • Passengers get off and go through all the doors.
  • The stop platform and bus entrance heights are the same and there is no exit to the staircase in order to make the landing boardings easily and not to lose time.
  • The vehicle used is higher than the passenger capacity.
  • It is not correct to use double-deck or low capacity vehicles in these lines.

Due to these features, the number of passengers using the system is higher than other bus systems. Journeys are faster.

Vehicles are more comfortable than standard buses, more comfortable and much faster because there is no traffic problem.

Metrobus Promotional Film

The cost of infrastructure of the BRT system is widely used in many developed countries because it is much cheaper than metro and similar public transportation systems. Especially in the transportation of metro lines and close distance transportation, many developed world subways benefit from metrobuses. In some countries, advanced metrobus transport networks are available.

Bus models used in the Metrobus line have certain standards. It must be single storey (to facilitate passenger evacuation), at least one bellows (for more passenger capacity), automatic transmission (to be compatible with stop-start system), disabled entry-exit system. Metrobuses in some countries are without drivers.

Map of Istanbul Metrobus

Metrobus Frequently Asked Questions Questions and Answers

It usually takes between 1,5 and 2 minutes between metrobus stops.



Metrobus Anatolian Side Stops are as follows: 15 July Martyrs Bridge, Burhaniye, Altunizade, Acıbadem, Uzunçayır, Fikirtepe, Söğütlüçeşme



Metrobus European Side Stops are as follows: Beylikdüzü Sondurak / TÜYAP, Hadımköy, Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Beylikdüzü Municipality, Beylikdüzü, Güzelyurt, Haramidere, Haramidere Industry, Saadetdere District, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, Cihangir University District, Avcılar Central University Campus), Şükrübey, Metropolitan Municipality Social Facilities, Küçükçekmece, Cennet Mahallesi, Florya, Beşyol, Sefaköy, Yenibosna, Şirinevler (Ataköy), Bahçelievler, İncirli (Ömür), Zeytinburnu, Merter, Cevizlibağ, Topkapı, Bayrampaşa - Maltepe Vatan Caddesi (Metrobus does not stop at this stop), Edirnekapı, Ayvansaray - Eyüp Sultan, Halıcıoğlu, Okmeydanı, Darülaceze - Perpa, Okmeydanı Hospital, Çağlayan, Mecidiyeköy, Zincirlikuyu



Metrobus on including weekdays and weekends 24 hours works throughout. It frequently runs half an hour or 01 hour intervals between 00:05 - 30:1 at night, and 1 or 2 minutes in the morning hours.



The Metrobus system, which IETT commissioned in order to reduce the traffic density in Istanbul's main arteries and to provide fast and comfortable transportation, was first launched on the Topkapı Avcılar line. The 2007-kilometer line, the construction of which began in 18,3, was completed in as little as eight months and opened on September 17, 2007.



Metrobusis a public transportation vehicle created by the combination of the metro and the bus. It works on the highway lanes reserved for itself with rubber wheels. For details Click here...



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