Istanbul Metro

The Istanbul Metro (Turkish: İstanbul metrosu) is a rapid transit railway network that serves the city of Istanbul, Turkey. It is operated by Metro Istanbul, a company (formerly known as İstanbul Ulaşım A.Ş. before 2016[4]), a public enterprise, controlled by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. The oldest section of the metro is the M1 line, which opened in 1989; it now includes 107 stations in service,[1] with 104 more under construction.

Istanbul Metro
Istanbul Metro Logo.svg
Bogazici Universitesi metro.jpg
Two trains waiting at Bogazici Universitesi on the M6 line
Native nameIstanbul Metro İstanbul Metrosu
OwnerIstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
LocaleIstanbul, Turkey
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines8 (5 more under construction)
Number of stations107 in service;[1]
104 under construction
Daily ridership1,36 million
Annual ridership495 million (2019)[2]
WebsiteMetro Istanbul (in English)
Began operation3 September 1989; 32 years ago (1989-09-03)
Operator(s)Metro İstanbul logo.svg
Number of vehicles647[1]
System length133 km (82.6 mi)[1]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
(standard gauge)
The ‘M’ logo, at the station entrance and passenger direction signs, should not be confused with the ‘Metro Istanbul’ logo, the company that operates the train system throughout Istanbul.[3]

The system consists of eight lines named M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7 and the M9. More lines are under construction or planned: M8 (Bostancı-Dudullu) and the M12 (Göztepe-Ümraniye) will be on the Asian side, while M11 (Gayrettepe-Istanbul Airport) will be on the European side.[5]

Istanbul Metro is connected with the underground systems of the Marmaray tunnel (which connects the lines on the city's European and Asian sides) and the F1 funicular, and with the surface network of the T1 and T4 tram systems as well as the T5 tram.[6]


Karaköy station of the Tünel, which entered service on January 17, 1875.

The oldest underground urban rail line in Istanbul is the Tünel, which entered service on January 17, 1875.[7] It is the world's second-oldest underground urban rail line after the London Underground which was built in 1863,[8] and the first underground urban rail line in continental Europe.

The first master plan for a full metro network in Istanbul, titled Avant Projet d'un Métropolitain à Constantinople and conceived by the French engineer L. Guerby, dates to January 10, 1912.[9] The plan comprised a total of 24 stations between the Topkapı and Şişli districts and included a connection through the Golden Horn. Each station would have a 75-metre platform next to the rail line, while the distance between stations varied from 220 to 975 metres. The blueprints of the project, which was never realized, are today displayed at the Istanbul Technical University Museum.

In 1936 the French urban planner Henri Prost proposed a metro network between the districts of Taksim and Beyazıt, to the north and south of the Golden Horn, respectively.[10][11] In October 1951 the Dutch firm Nedeco proposed a similar route between Taksim and Beyazıt, and in September 1952 the Director of the Paris Transportation Department, Marc Langevin, prepared a 14-chapter report together with his associate Louis Meizzonet for the implementation of the project and its integration with the other means of public transportation in the city. However, these plans never came into effect and all proposals were put on hold until 1987, when the planning for the current Istanbul Metro was made.

Levent (left) and Şişli (right) stations of the M2 line

Construction works for the first 'modern' mass transit railway system started in 1989.[when?] The M1 was initially called "Hafif Metro" (which literally translates as "light metro"). Although it was built as a fully grade separated line, the M1 line operates with shorter trainsets and shorter station platforms than is standard on a traditional metro line, hence its "light metro" designation. The M1 line was later extended from Aksaray towards the western suburbs, reaching Atatürk Airport in the southwest in 2002.[12]

Construction of the M2 line began on September 11, 1992, but faced many challenges due to the numerous archaeological sites that were discovered during the drilling process, which slowed down or fully stopped the construction of many stations, especially at the south. Taking into account the seismic activity in Istanbul, the entire network was built with the cut-and-cover method[citation needed] to withstand an earthquake of up to 9.0 on the Richter magnitude scale.[13][14]

The Golden Horn Metro Bridge entered service in 2014.

The first section between Taksim and 4. Levent entered service, after some delays, on September 16, 2000. This line is 8.5 km (5.3 mi) long and has 6 stations, which all look similar but are in different colours. In 2000, there were 8 Alstom-built 4-car train sets in service, which ran every 5 minutes on average and transported 130,000 passengers daily. On January 30, 2009, the first train sets built by Eurotem entered service.[15] Eurotem will build a total of 92 new wagons for the M2 line.[15][16] As of January 30, 2009, a total of 34 trainsets, each with 4 cars, were being used on the M2 line.[16] A northern extension from 4. Levent to Maslak was opened on January 30, 2009.[17] On September 2, 2010 the northern (temporary) terminus Darüşşafaka followed.[18] The southern extension of the M2 line from Taksim to Yenikapı, across the Golden Horn via Haliç station on the bridge and underground through the historic peninsula, entered service on 15 February 2014. The Taksim-Yenikapı extension is 5.2 km long, with four stations. The total cost of the extension was $593 million.[19] At Yenikapı it will intersect with the extended M1 line and the Marmaray commuter line.

M4 Yenisahra Station

The trip between the Şişhane station in Beyoğlu and the Haciosman station in Maslak is 20 km (12.4 mi) long and takes 27 minutes; including Şişhane - Taksim (1.65 km, 2 minutes), Taksim - 4. Levent (8.5 km, 12 minutes), and 4. Levent - Haciosman (8.1 km, 12 minutes.)[20][21] The total length of the European side of the M2 line will reach 23 km (14.3 mi) when all 16 stations from Hacıosman to Yenikapı will be completed;[22][23][24] not including the 936-metre-long Golden Horn Metro Bridge,[25] the 0.6 km long Taksim-Kabataş tunnel connection with the Seabus port,[26] and the 0.6 km long Yenikapı-Aksaray tunnel connecting the M1 line to the Yenikapı Transfer Center.[24]

On the Asian side, construction is in progress of the remaining portion of the 26.5 km (16.5 mi) long M4 line from Kadıköy to Kaynarca, yielding a total of 19 stations. It cost € 751 million and was built by the Astaldi / Makyol / Gülermak consortium.[27] The first section opened on August 17, 2012, terminating in Kartal. Construction of the 20 km (12.4 mi) long M5 line from Üsküdar via Ümraniye to Sancaktepe started in March 2012.[28]


Üsküdar metro station of the M5 line
Network map

The Metro operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM every 6–12 minutes. M2 Yenikapı - Hacıosman operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM. During peak hours the intervals could be reduced to 3 to 4 minutes. There is a flat fare – 3.50 TL with Istanbulkart only. The Marmaray fare is 7.75TL, but it may refund a portion of it depending on the number of stops you travelled through. The Metrobüs works in a similar way and the fare is 3.85 TL with refunds. The refunds can be collected from the refund machines that can be found at each station. All means of transport provide a discount for interchanges except Metrobüs.[29] Istanbulkart is also valid, which is the most popular method for long-distance travelling. The Istanbulkart is valid on all metros, trams, funiculars, ferry boats and buses. Ferryboat and bus fares are not flat, so the price of this transfer ticket also varies depending on the distance to be covered on bus or ferryboat.

Night operationsEdit

During August 2019 the Mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu, announced that many lines of Istanbul were going to provide 24 hours service during weekends with trains at 20 minutes interval.[30] Since August 2019, the Istanbul Metro started to provide 24 hours service for some lines at weekends and public holidays but this service was discontinued in March 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic. M1A Yenikapi-Ataturk Airport, M1B Yenikapi-Kirazli, M2 Yenikapi-Haciosman, M4 Kadikoy-Tavsantepe, M5 Uskudar-Cekmekoy and M6 Levent-Bogazici University/Hisarustu.[31]


Rapid transit lines in Istanbul and current expansions of the network

This table lists the metro lines currently in service on the Istanbul Metro. An additional five lines are under-construction or planned.

Line Route Opened Length Stations Notes[32]
Yenikapı ↔ Atatürk Airport / Kirazlı 1989[33] 26.1 km[33] 23[33] The 0.7 km extension to Yenikapi opened on 9 November 2014.[34] Operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM.
Yenikapı ↔ Hacıosman 2000[35] 23.5 km[35] 16[35] Southern extension (3.5 km stretch to Yenikapı with 3 more stations) completed in February 2014. Operates from 06:00 AM to 00:00 AM
Kirazlı ↔ Metrokent 2013[36] 11 km[36] 9[36] A northern extension (6.0 km to Kayaşehir with 4 stations) and southern extension (9.0 km to Bakırköy with 7 stations) is under construction. Operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM.
Kadıköy ↔ Tavşantepe 2012[37] 26.5 km[37] 19[37] An extension 7.4 km to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport with 4 more stations is under construction. Operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM.
Üsküdar ↔ Çekmeköy 2017[38] 20 km[38] 16[38] An extension 10.9 km to Sultanbeyli with 8 more stations is under construction. Operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM Time from Üsküdar to Çekmeköy is 29 min.
Levent ↔ Boğaziçi Üniversitesi/Hisarüstü 2015[39] 3.3 km[39] 4[39] The Mini-Metro is actually a light metro line.
Mecidiyeköy ↔ Mahmutbey 2020[40] 18 km[40] 15[40] Opened partially on 28 October 2020. Mecidiyeköy-Kabataş section is still under construction.
Olimpiyat ↔ Bahariye 2021[41] 6 km[42] 5[43] Opened partially to Bahariye on 29 May 2021. Took over the M3 Olimpiyat-Ikitelli branch. Bahariye-Ataköy section will open in 2022.
TOTAL: 134 km[1] 107[1]


M2 (Istanbul Metro) (left) and Golden Horn Metro Bridge Station (right)

The Istanbul Metro system has a total of 107 stations in operation with 104 more under construction. Since the majority of the system is underground, stations are generally accessed going down from street level. At every entrance to the metro is a post with the Istanbul metro "M" logo and the station name underneath it. Entrances are usually built into sidewalks along a street, although many stations of newer lines have their entrances from street level on small plazas.

Out of the 107 operating stations of the Istanbul Metro:[citation needed]

  • 91 are fully underground
  • 7 are elevated stations
  • 7 are on an embankment or at-grade
  • 2 are partially underground


The mezzanine concourse at Yenikapı station (M1 and M2)

Most stations have a mezzanine directly below street level, which allows passengers to enter the stations from multiple locations and proceed to the correct platform without having to cross any streets. Inside the mezzanines are ticket machines and turnstiles, where passengers must pay to enter fare control zones and proceed to the trains.

In some stations, mezzanines connect directly to nearby buildings and structures, such as shopping malls or business centres. Each station concourse or mezzanine are patrolled by Istanbul Metro security guards to prevent fare evasion and crime.

Stations with large walkways toward different exits, such as Taksim also have travelators to cover the long walking distances.

Upon entering the station, passenger may use ticket vending machines or manned ticket booths to purchase their fare, which can be stored on the Istanbulkart contactless smart card. After entering the fare-controlled area, via the turnstiles, passengers may continue further down to the platform level.


Yenikapı (left) on the M1 and M2 lines and Bostancı (right) on the M4 line are among the stations which have two island platforms and three tracks

Since the different lines of the Istanbul Metro have different specifications, most notably car length, there is no uniform length for platforms. The oldest platforms of the network, built between 1989 and 2002 on the M1 line, are 100 m (328 ft 1 in) and can accommodate trains up to 4 cars long. Platforms on the M2, M3 and M4 lines span about 150 m (492 ft 2 in) and can each accommodate trains up to 8 cars long. Platforms on the M5 line can accommodate up to 6-car trains, whiles platforms on the M6 line accommodate 4-car trains.

Sections of platforms are subject to close during off-peak hours, especially on the M2 line. While platforms on the M2 line are open fully during peak hours, capacity is reduced to 4-car trains during off-peak hours. Platforms on the M5 line are protected by platform edge doors. Except on funicular lines, most platforms of the Istanbul Metro consist of two side platforms or one island platform. Five stations consist of two island platforms, serving three tracks. These stations are Otogar on the M1 line, Yenikapı and Sanayi on the M2 line, Olimpiyat on the M9 line, and Bostancı on the M4 line.

Technical specificationsEdit

Interior of M7 Mecidiyeköy Station

This table lists technical characteristics of the metro lines that are currently in service or under construction.

Line Route Gauge Voltage Conductor system Notes
Yenikapı ↔ Atatürk Airport / Kirazlı 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge 750 V DC Overhead line
Yenikapı ↔ Hacıosman Third rail
Kirazlı ↔ Metrokent 1,500 V DC Overhead line
Kadıköy ↔ Tavşantepe
Üsküdar ↔ Çekmeköy
Levent ↔ Boğaziçi Üniversitesi/Hisarüstü 750 V DC Third rail Line branching from
Kabataş ↔ Mahmutbey 1,500 V DC Overhead line
Bostancı ↔ Dudullu Under construction
Ataköy ↔ Olimpiyat
Pendik Çarşı ↔ Sabiha Gökçen Airport Under construction
Gayrettepe ↔ Istanbul Airport
Göztepe ↔ Ümraniye
Hastane ↔ Yenidoğan

Alignment and interchangesEdit

M3 Mahmutbey Metro Station
M4 Ayrılıkçeşmesi Metro Station

The lines have no connection between them. Apart from the Haliç station on the M2 line, about half of the M1 (mostly M1A) line, Alibeyköy and Kağıthane valleys crossing by the M7 line and viaduct section at Olimpiyat of the M9 line, the lines are fully underground. All station names are on the bus lines as well.

The M2 line has an interchange between F1 in Taksim and an interchange tunnel with the Zincirlikuyu Metrobus station at the Gayrettepe station.[44] There is also a transfer station at Yenikapı with Marmaray, M1 line and İDO Ferry Port; from where it is possible to take the high-speed catamaran Seabus departing for Bursa, Bandırma or Yalova; as well as the other Seabus ports of İstanbul such as Bostancı, Kadıköy, Bakırköy and Kabataş.

The M3 line has an interchange with the M1B line at the Kirazlı station.

The M4 line has a vapur (traditional ferry), motorboat, İDO and nostalgic tram interchange at Kadıköy which is the heart of İstanbul's Asian side. One can also interchange to Marmaray at the Ayrılık Ceşmesi station. Also at Ünalan / Uzunçayır, the line has a Metrobus interchange just like Gayrettepe in M2.

The M5 line has an interchange with the Marmaray and İDO at the Üsküdar station. Also at Altunizade the line has a Metrobus interchange.

The M6 line has an interchange with the M2 line at the Levent station.

The M7 line interchanges with the M2 line at the Mecidiyeköy station, with the T4 tramway line at the Kiptaş-Venezia/Karadeniz station, and with the M3 at the Mahmutbey station.

The M9 has an interchange with the M3 at Ikitelli station.

Rolling stockEdit

Interior of M2 rolling stock

Although line M1 is a (light) metro line, its rolling stock—in use since 1989—is made up of typical ABB light rail vehicles (LRVs). These are partly the same as those used on the T4 tramway line.

The first Istanbul full metro rolling stocks, which entered service on September 16, 2000, on the Taksim - 4. Levent line, were built by Alstom. These trains are air-conditioned and equipped with LCD screens, and share a similar exterior design to the first three generations of rolling stock used on the Caracas Metro in Venezuela.

On January 30, 2009, the first 8 trains (each with 4 wagons) built by Eurotem (the Turkish factory of Hyundai Rotem) entered service.[45] Today the system has 268 trains.[1] These trains are also air conditioned and equipped with LCD screens, as well as dynamic route map showing the location and direction of the train.[46]

In September 2009, CAF signed a contract to supply 144 units for the M4 line, amounting to 1.156.159 euros. These metro units are formed with 4 cars for a total length of 90 meters and have a maximum transport capacity of 1300 passengers.[47]

Future extensionsEdit

Istanbul rail transit network map

As part of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality goal of expanding the size of the city rail transportation network to 630 km (390 mi) by 2030,[48] the Istanbul Metro has several lines that are under construction or planned. Since the city does not have a widespread railway network, the Metropolitan Municipality aims to connect urban areas of the city that do not have access to the Istanbul two coastal railways with metro lines.

None of the current Istanbul Metro lines cross the Bosphorus; lines are wholly located either on the European side or the Asian side of the city. In 2019, The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure began the planning of a 30.2 km (18.8 mi) line that would link İncirli with Söğütlüçeşme via a tunnel under the Bosphorus also designed to accommodate road traffic.[49]

The following metro lines are under construction:

Line Route Length Stations Notes[50]
Kirazlı ↔ Halkalı 9.70 km (under construction) 9 (under construction) Under construction, partially (Kirazlı-Mimar Sinan) opening: Q4 2023.
Bakırköy-İDO ↔ Kirazlı 9.0 km (under construction) 7 (under construction) Under construction, opening: September 2022.
Başakşehir ↔ Kayaşehir 6.20 km (under construction) 5 (under construction) Under construction, opening: Q1 2022.
Tavşantepe ↔ Sabiha Gökçen Airport 7.4 km (under construction) 4 (under construction) Under construction, delayed opening: Q4 2021.
Tavşantepe ↔ Tuzla 7.90 km (under construction) 7 (under construction) Under construction, opening: 2025.
Çekmeköy–Sancaktepe ↔ Sultanbeyli 10.90 km (under construction) 9 (under construction) Under construction, partially (Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe City Hospital) opening: 2023.
Kabataş ↔ Mecidiyeköy 6.5 km (under construction) 4 (under construction) Under construction, delayed opening: 2022.
Mahmutbey ↔ Esenyurt 18.50 km (under construction) 12 (under construction) Under construction, partially (Mahmutbey-Hastane) opening: 2024.
Bostancı-İDO ↔ Dudullu 14.27 km (under construction) 13 (under construction) Under construction, opening: June 2022.
Ataköy ↔ Bahariye 10.8 km (under construction) 9 (under construction) Under construction, opening 2022.
Pendik Sahil ↔ Kaynarca Merkez 5.10 km (under construction) 2 (under construction) Under construction, delayed opening: 2023.
Gayrettepe ↔ İstanbul Airport 37.2 km (under construction) 9 (under construction) Under construction, delayed opening: Q4 2021.
Halkalı ↔ İstanbul Airport 31.50 km (under construction) 9 (under construction) Under construction, opening: Q4 2022.
Göztepe ↔ Ümraniye 13.03 km (under construction) 11 (under construction) Under construction, partially (Sahrayı Cedit-Hastane) opening: 2023.
TOTAL: 190.2 km 109

Construction of the following metro lines are planned or on hold:

Line Route Length Stations Notes[51]
Yenikapı ↔ Sefaköy 14 km (tender phase) 11 (tender phase) Line in the tender phase.
Hastane ↔ Yenidoğan 6.90 km (on hold) 6 (on hold) Line on hold.

European sideEdit

Istanbul network with lines and extensions under construction through 2019, and including proposed lines and extensions.
M3 metro line extensions
BakırköyKirazlı metro line. The 9 km extension project will integrate the line with Marmaray in its Özgürlük Meydanı Station, and İDO ferry station with Bakırköy İDO station.[52]
Another extension will run north from Metrokent station to the Kayaşehir public housing development where it will intersect with the future Istanbul Airport metro line.

M7 metro line extensionEdit

The M7 Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy metro line extension is under construction.The extension will have 4 new stations and is expected to go into service in 2022. It will interconnect with ferries at Beşiktaş and Kabataş stations, and with T1 trams line at Kabataş station.

M9 metro line extensionEdit

The M9 Ataköy-Bahariye metro extension is under construction. It is due to open in 2022 and will introduce 9 new stations to the line. It will interconnect with the future M7 Esenyurt-Mahmutbey line at Atatürk station, with the future M1B line at Mimar Sinan station, with the M1A and the Bus rapid transit at Yenibosna station and with Marmaray and the IDO ferries at Ataköy station.
Istanbul Airport metro line

The Gayrettepe-Tayakadın metro line is under construction under a tender signed in 2016. The new airport will be connected with a metro system via a line starting from Gayrettepe station, with a total length of 33 km that could be an estimated 26 minutes ride once ready for full operation.[53] A partial opening was expected in the second half of 2020,[54] but it was not realistic and is now expected in late 2021.

Asian sideEdit

M4 metro line

M4 Kadıköy–Tavşantepe is being extended under a tender signed in 2015, and will eventually connect with Sabiha Gökçen International Airport now delayed to late 2021:

  1. Fevzi Çakmak (under construction)
  2. Yayalar (under construction)
  3. Kurtköy (under construction)
  4. Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (under construction)
M8 Metro Line (Bostancı-Dudullu) (under construction)
  1. Bostancı İDO
  2. Emin Ali Paşa
  3. Ayşekadın
  4. Kozyatağı
  5. Küçükbakkalköy
  6. İçerenköy
  7. Kayışdağı
  8. Türkiş Blokları
  9. İMES
  10. MODOKO
  11. Dudullu
  12. Huzur
  13. Parseller
M12 Metro Line (Göztepe-Ataşehir-Ümraniye) (under construction)

This line will connect the underserved Ataşehir district with the regional centres of densely populated Ümraniye and integrate those districts into the İstanbul rapid rail system.

  1. 60. Yıl Parkı
  2. Tütüncü Mehmet Efendi (Marmaray Interchange)
  3. Sahrayıcedit
  4. Yenisahra (M4 Line Interchange)
  5. Ataşehir
  6. Finans Merkezi
  7. Site
  8. Atakent
  9. Çarşı (M5 Line Interchange)
  10. SBÜ Hospital
  11. Kazım Karabekir

Network overviewEdit

Subway, commuter line (Marmaray), light-rail, cable car, ropeway and Metrobus (as of May 2021):

  • In operation: 311.7 km / 284 stations
  • Under construction: 113.9 km / 70 stations
  • Planned: 100.3 km / 53 stations
  • Sum: 523.7 km / 407 stations
In operation Under construction

(new lines or extensions)

In Planning, project on hold or

in revision

Line Length Opening




Stat. under-


Notes Length


Stat. Notes Length


Stat. Notes
METRO Yenikapı ↔ Atatürk Havalimanı Sep 3, 1989 20.3 18 14
Yenikapı ↔ Kirazlı Mar 31, 2013 5.8 5 14 km/ 13 stations

to Yenikapi in total

9.7 9 Kirazlı ↔ Halkalı
Yenikapı ↔ Hacıosman-Seyrantepe Sep 16, 2000 23.5 16 15 14 10 Yenikapı ↔ Sefaköy ↔ Beylikdüzü
Kirazlı ↔ Metrokent bzw. Olimpiyat Mar 31, 2013 11 9 9 9 7 Bakırköy-İDO ↔ Kirazlı
6.2 4 Başakşehir ↔ Kayaşehir
Kadıköy ↔ Tavşantepe Aug 17, 2012 26.5 19 19 7.4 4 Tavşantepe ↔ Sabiha-Gökçen Airport
7.9 6 Tavşantepe ↔ Tuzla
Üsküdar ↔ Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe Oct 21, 2018 20.0 16 16 10.9 8 Çekmeköy–Sancaktepe ↔ Sultanbeyli
Levent ↔ Hisarüstü Apr 19, 2015 3.3 4 4
Mecidiyeköy ↔ Mahmutbey Oct 28, 2020 18.0 15 13 6.5 4 Kabataş ↔ Mecidiyeköy 18.5 9 Mahmutbey ↔ Esenyurt
Dudullu ↔ Bostancı IDO - 14.3 13
Olimpiyat ↔ Bahariye May 29, 2021 6 5 10.8 9 Ataköy ↔ Bahariye
Pendik ↔ Sabiha-Gökçen Airport - 5.1 2 9.01 km/ 6 stations to Sabiha-Gökçen in total
Gayrettepe ↔ Istanbul Airport - 37.2 9
Istanbul Airport ↔ Halkalı 32 7
Göztepe ↔ Ümraniye - 13.0 11
Hastane ↔ Yenidoğan - 6.9 6
SUBTOTAL: 133.3 104 92 111.7 68 100.3 53
Suburban Halkalı ↔ Gebze Oct 29, 2013 76.6 43 3 operated by TCDD
SUBTOTAL: 76.6 43 3
TROLLEY Kabataş ↔ Bağcilar Jun 13, 1992 18.2 31 0
Taksim ↔ Tünel Dec 29, 1990 1.6 5 0 operated by IETT
Kadıköy-Moda ring line Nov 1, 2003 2.6 10 0
Topkapı ↔ Mescid-i Selam Sep 12, 2007 15.3 22 7
Cibali ↔ Alibeyköy Jan 1, 2021 8.8 12 0 1.3 2 Eminönü ↔ Cibali
SUBTOTAL: 46.5 80 7 1.3 2


Taksim ↔ Kabataş Jun 30, 2006 0.6 2 2
Tünel ↔ Karaköy Jan 17, 1875 0.6 2 0 operated by IETT
Vadistanbul ↔ Seyrantepe Oct 29, 2017 0.8 2 0
Boğaziçi Üni. ↔ Hisarüstü–Aşiyan - 0.85 2
SUBTOTAL: 1.9 6 2 0.9 2
ROPEWAY Maçka ↔ Taşkışla Apr 11, 1993 0.3 2 0
Eyüp ↔ Piyerloti Nov 30, 2005 0.4 2 0
SUBTOTAL: 0.7 4 0
METROBUS Beylikdüzü ↔ Söğütlüçeşme Sep 17, 2017 50.5 45 0 operated by IETT
SUBTOTAL: 50.5 45 0
TOTAL 309.5 282 104 113.9 72 100.3 53
Future lines within the network: M5 (under construction), M6 (under construction), M7 (under construction) and M8 (planned)

Network mapEdit


See alsoEdit


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