The 1914th birthday of Nostalgic Tram, the indispensable of Istiklal Street, nostalgic importance for Istanbulites and the first time in 105, the gift of IETT to the people of Istanbul was celebrated.
Celebration was held in Beyoğlu Tunnel Square for the 105th year of the electric trams, which were called “Istanbul Tramways” and served to Istanbul residents for fifty years. IETT Deputy General Manager for the celebration program. Institution employees and citizens participated with Hasan Özçelik, Hayri Haberdar and Abdullah Kazdal. IMM Directorate of the Disabled European Music Group gave a mini concert within the scope of the celebrations. In the celebration program, the pillows decorated with the pictures of cotton candy, salep and nostalgic Istanbul trams were given to the citizens.
In his speech, IETT Deputy General Manager Hasan Özçelik reminded that Istanbul's rail system adventure started with the establishment of the Dersaadet Tramway Company in 1869, “The first rail system started with the horse-drawn trams between Azatkapı-Beşiktaş in 1871, and then 1912 Balkan. With the start of his wars, the horses were summoned for two years because the horses were called to the military. ” said.
Stating that one of the first electricity generating works with the establishment of an electrical factory in Silahtarağa in 1913 was the rail system. it was. The Tunnel, which we can call Istanbul's second rail system, is the second subway of the world. Our network of rail systems, which started its adventure in 11, is 1914 kilometers as of today and will be expanded with 1914 kilometers of construction currently under construction. In line with the statements of İBB President Mevlüt Uysal Bey and TBMM President and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Candidate Binali Yıldırım, our rail system network will reach a thousand kilometers within the framework of 170 vision. Thus, Istanbul will be built with rail systems. I wish that the electric part of the rail systems as a means of public transportation will be beneficial for the 285th year. ” spoke in the form.
Symbol of Istanbul, Favorite of Tourists
The electric trams, which were commissioned in 1871 after the horse trams (1914), which are considered to be the militaries of public transportation in Istanbul, serve for 50 year on both sides of the city. In the early years of 1960, it is replaced by trolleybuses. When the year shows 1990, it starts to re-enter Tünel-Taksim line as an expression of longing for the past. This situation is very happy for Istanbulites, but especially the former passengers. Nostalgic tram, in a short time become the focus of attention of domestic-foreign tourists. This interest carries the Nostalgic Tram to the top of the list of the most photographed objects in the world.