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My dear tram

My beloved tram: It was planned in 1869, it started operating in 1871, it was switched from horse-drawn to electric in 1914, but it always continued to carry Istanbulites. As a result of the concession given to Konstantin Karapano Efendi, from Galata to Ortaköy, from Eminönü in Istanbul [more…]

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The electric tram in Istanbul

The adventure of the electric tram in Istanbul: Electric trams first started operating in 1913 in Istanbul. It was abolished in 1961 on the grounds that it was not efficient. Before electric trams, “horse-mounted” for about 42 years [more…]

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Istanbul Tram History

The history of the tram in Istanbul: Trams, which are among the most important elements of urban public transportation, started to be used in America (Brodway) in 1852, in France (Paris) in 1855 and gradually in other European cities. tram in Istanbul [more…]