IMM increased the number of vehicles and voyages on the metrobus line compared to the winter months of last year. An average of 20 vehicles arrive at the stations during peak hours. Efforts are underway to replace 300 old buses with old vehicles.
IETT General Directorate, a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), made plans in line with the needs of Istanbul residents on the metrobus line. Expeditions are made by taking into account the intensity ratio that takes place in the evening and morning hours. An average of 20 vehicles arrive at the stations during peak hours.
NUMBER OF TRAVEL AND PASSENGERS INCREASED
There was an increase of 8 percent in the number of vehicles and trips of the Metrobus compared to the winter months of the previous year. In the winter of 2018-2019, 906 thousand 258 trips were made daily, and passengers were transported daily with 525 vehicles in 6 thousand 900 flights. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of trips increased to an average of 972 thousand 427. In 2019, the number of vehicles was increased to 535 and 7 thousand 160 trips were made daily.
On the other hand, IETT continues its improvement works on the metrobus line without slowing down. In this context, expansion and new evacuation bridges at Altunizade Station, construction of Zincirlikuyu station passenger entrance-exit area extension, passenger landing-overlap areas on the line, ground direction signs, Beylikdüzü and Söğütlüçeşme expedition frequency adaptation signalization applications were carried out.
300 NEW METROBUS TOOLS WILL BE TAKEN
Negotiations are also underway with the companies for the renewal of the obsolete metrobus vehicles as per the instructions of President Ekrem İmamoğlu and the decision of the IMM Assembly. The purchase of 300 new and high capacity vehicles will be completed as soon as possible and will be made available to the people of Istanbul.