UKOME has decided to make a new price adjustment due to the large increase in costs in public transportation fees that have not changed for about 3 years. In the new tariff to be implemented on Monday, February 10; full electronic ticket was determined as 3,50 lira, student ticket as 1,75 lira, Full Blue Card as 275 lira, and Student Blue Card as 50 lira.
Headed by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, UKOME (Transportation Coordination Center) decided to increase the public transportation prices in Istanbul with the proposal of the Union of Chambers of Tradesmen and Craftsmen (İSTESOB) at the meeting on 6 February 2020.
In the new public transport schedule to be implemented on Monday, February 10; A full electronic ticket of 2,60 lira will be 3,50 lira, and a student ticket of 1,25 lira will be 1,75 lira. Full Blue Card, which is 205 lira, will be sold for 275 lira, and Student Blue Card for 40 lira will be sold for 50 lira.
In Full Ticket Transfer Fees for rail systems connected to buses and İBB; the first transfer was determined as 2,50 pounds, the second transfer 1,90 pounds, the third, four and fifth pounds 1,20 pounds.
In Student Transfer Fees; the first transfer will be 0,75 cents, the second transfer will be 0,70 cents, the third, four, and the fifth will be 0,60 cents.
The lines with 2,60 lira in the lines of the City Lines Steamboats and the marine engines included in the ticket integration were determined as 3,50 lira, the lines with 2,70 lira were 3,65 lira and the lines with 3 lira were 4 lira.
On the sea routes, the transfer fees are as follows: The first transfer is 2,80 lira, the second transfer is 2,30 lira, three, four and the fifth transfer is 2 lira.
FUEL, INFLATION AND MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE EFFECTIVE
There has been no increase in public transportation ticket fares in Istanbul for approximately 25 years since 2017 May 3. During this time, due to the increase in fuel, inflation, minimum wages and operating costs, public transportation costs rose by approximately 43 percent.
With the instruction of İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu, it was decided that the increase in costs should not be fully reflected to the citizens and an increase rate below this increase was applied to the electronic ticket prices.
Thus, while the citizens were protected, tradesmen providing public transportation services were also prevented from being crushed against inflation.
We hope that this increase, which is compulsory for public transport services to be carried out without interruption, will be met with understanding by Istanbulites.