Metro Istanbul Celebrated Its 34th Anniversary

Metro Istanbul Celebrated Its Anniversary
Metro Istanbul Celebrated Its 34th Anniversary

Metro Istanbul, one of the subsidiaries of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), Turkey's largest urban rail system operator, celebrated its 34th anniversary. Istanbul, the only city in the world with 10 subways under construction at the same time, celebrated the celebration. Kadıköy Performed at Festival Park. Istanbulites had fun with Gripin concert.

Metro Istanbul, whose foundations were laid in 1988 by the IMM President Bedrettin Dalan, celebrated its 34th anniversary with 192 lines, 17 stations and 195 vehicles, with a length of 951 kilometers. Working with the aim of providing punctual, comfortable, entertaining, technological and environmentally friendly transportation services to Istanbul residents, Metro Istanbul celebrates its 34th anniversary. Kadıköy Celebrated with events held in the Festival Park. In the events that started with the stage performance of the metro musicians, a short film was screened in which the rail systems journey of Istanbul from the end of the 19th century to the present. The event, which took place with an intense participation, continued with the concert of the Gripin group, after the speech of the General Manager of Metro Istanbul, Özgür Soy.


General Manager Özgür Soy, who started his speech by reminding the statement of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic, that the railways are the roads of prosperity and civilization of the Turkish nation, said, “No matter what period, the rail systems built in Istanbul are covered by the taxes of the people of Istanbul. These subways are yours, ours. That's why we thought it was your right to know its history. In the movie we watched, we saw that; Trams became common in Istanbul in the first years of the Republic, and at the end of the 1950s, Istanbul became one of the few cities with the largest urban rail system in the world. Even though rail systems disappeared from the lives of Istanbul residents for a while, our mayors, who prioritized the sustainability of the city, took the strength from the vision of the first years of the Republic, focused on rail systems again and started investments.


Reminding that the foundation of the M1986 Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport/Kirazlı Line, one of the most important lines of Istanbul today, was laid by the then İBB President Bedrettin Dalan in 1, Soy said that in 1988, Metro Istanbul, as a separate operating company, in order to give a corporate identity to the city's rail systems management. It was established under the name of Istanbul Transportation. Immediately after, the first phase of the M1989 line was put into service in 1. Taking office after Mr. Dalan, Prof. Dr. Under the chairmanship of Mr. Nurettin Sözen, the tram line carrying the most passengers in the world today is T1. KabataşThe foundation of our Bağcılar Tram Line was laid. In 1992, the first phase of this line was opened. Again in 1992, the foundation of the M2 Yenikapı-Hacıosman line, the metro line carrying the highest number of passengers in Istanbul, was laid. The foundations of our M1, T1 and M2 lines, one of the first metro and tram lines that are still actively used today, were laid by our extremely visionary managers.


IMM President in 2019 Ekrem İmamoğluReminding that a new era has started for rail systems in Istanbul with the appointment of . We need to increase the use of rail systems in order to leave a sustainable Istanbul where they can breathe easily for future generations. When we look at June 2019, the constructions of many of our lines were at a standstill, some lines were named, but even nails had not been hammered yet. Financing problems of our unfinished lines have been resolved and Istanbul has become the only city in the world where 10 metro constructions continue at the same time. At the same time, we opened our 3 lines in 3 years.” said.

Günceleme: 27/10/2022 14:37

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