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The Istanbul “metro” system

Bütün Türkiye resimleri için buraya basınız veya Istanbul sayfa,
Istanbul start page, or go to Start page for other Turkish cities

In Istanbul there are different names for the several means of transport on rails. I here use one term for them all. I remember the first time I could travel from the airport to Aksaray station, what a joy. But the system is growing at a fast rate, and is projected to grows much, much larger than the current one. During a 2014 visit I used the system a lot, and took some pictures at a number of stations and in some cases the streets nearby. I here group those together.
There were two major developments: a bridge across the Golden Horn now shortens travel time from the southern part of town to the northern one (both on the European side), and a tunnel now connects Europe and Asia, in about four minutes you make that “crossing” on what’s called Marmaray.

I intend to add some pictures from earlier visits. I tried identifying the location, in some cases I don’t remember (and gps does not work underground). So I also show some of the (often amazing) tiles panels and similar ornamentation of the stations.
Kabataş-Taksim funicular
Kabataş-Taksim funicular
Haliç stop
Haliç stop
Şişhane stop
Şişhane stop
Sirkeci stop
Sirkeci stop
Levent stop
Levent stop
Yeni Kapı
Yeni Kapı
Hacıosman
Hacıosman
Marmaray
Marmaray
Istanbul June 2010 7357.jpg
Istanbul June 2010 7357.jpg
Istanbul June 2010 7358.jpg
Istanbul June 2010 7358.jpg
Istanbul June 2010 7359.jpg
Istanbul June 2010 7359.jpg
Istanbul June 2010 7360.jpg
Istanbul June 2010 7360.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6973.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6973.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6974.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6974.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6975.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6975.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6976.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6976.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6977.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6977.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6978.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6978.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6979.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6979.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6980.jpg
Istanbul 062007 6980.jpg
Istanbul december 2012 6353.jpg
Istanbul december 2012 6353.jpg
Old line
Old line
Topkapı Stop
Topkapı Stop
Istanbul some random shots May 2014 6241.jpg
Istanbul some random shots May 2014 6241.jpg