Being one of the most important metropolises in the world with its geographical, historical, and cultural richness, Istanbul has a developed metro network.
Metro Istanbul was established in 1988 by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to operate the urban rail systems. Continuing its activities as the affiliate company of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the company operates the existing metro, tram, funicular, and cable car lines in Istanbul.
There are 259,85 km long urban rail system operations throughout Istanbul. Providing service to more than 2 million passengers every day with 15 lines of 181,05 km in the total system, Metro Istanbul is among the exemplary brands in the world with its service quality. T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar Tram Line, operated by Metro Istanbul, has been chosen as the best practice in the world in meeting high passenger demand by the International Public Transport Association.
With the acceleration of rail system investments and the commissioning of new lines, Metro Istanbul is expanding its service network and quality with a passenger-oriented approach. Metro Istanbul, which offers fast and effective transportation services, constantly improves transportation technologies, continuously invests in R&D and human resources, continues to work with the aim of carrying Istanbul to the future.
Currently, 208,20 kilometers of rail system line construction continues in Istanbul. When these lines are completed, they will make a great contribution to Istanbul's transportation; the length of the rail system in Istanbul will increase by 2 times to a total of 454 kilometers. The ultimate goal is to increase the length of the metro line to 767,33 km.
Istanbul Metro Lines
M1A: Yenikapı - Bus Station - Atatürk Airport
M1B: Yenikapı - Bus Station - Kirazlı
M2: Yenikapı - Taksim - Hacıosman
M3: Başakşehir Metrokent - Kirazlı - Olympic
M4: Kadıköy - Kartal - Pendik Tavşantepe
M5: Üsküdar - Ümraniye - Çekmeköy
M6: Levent - Boğaziçi University Hisarüstü
M7: Mecidiyeköy - Mahmutbey
Istanbul Funicular Lines
F1: Taksim - Kabataş Funicular Line
F2: Tunnel - Karaköy Funicular Line
Istanbul Tram Lines
T1: Kabataş - Bağcılar
T2: Taksim - Tunnel
T3: Kadıköy - Moda
T4: Topkapı - Mescid-i Selam
Lines under construction
Istanbul ranks first in the world with 17 different rail system construction continuing.
Eminönü – Eyüpsultan - Alibeyköy Tram Line
Mahmutbey - Mecidiyeköy Metro Line
Mecidiyeköy – Kabataş Metro Line
Ataköy - Basın Ekspres - İkitelli Metro Line
Dudullu - Bostancı Metro Line
Rumeli Hisarüstü - Aşiyan Funicular Line
Kaynarca – Pendik - Tuzla Metro Line
Çekmeköy – Sultanbeyli Metro Line
Ümraniye - Ataşehir - Göztepe Metro Line
Bağcılar (Kirazlı) - Küçükçekmece (Halkalı) Metro Line
Başakşehir - Kayaşehir Metro Line Extension
Mahmutbey – Bahçeşehir - Esenyurt Metro Line
Sarıgazi – Taşdelen – Yenidoğan Metro Line
Gayrettepe - Istanbul Airport Metro Line
Sabiha Gökçen Airport - Kaynarca Central Metro Line
Bakırköy (İDO) - Kirazlı Metro Line
Halkalı - Arnavutköy - Istanbul Airport Metro Line
With the new lines, the number of driverless metro lines in Istanbul will increase to 12. With this feature, Istanbul will be first in Europe and third in the world in driverless metro systems. Driverless metro systems, which are the latest technology in metro transportation, attract attention as the most popular public transportation system in the world.