What is Metrobus? Istanbul Metrobus Map

what is metrobus
what is metrobus

Metrobus is a public transportation vehicle created by the combination of the metro and the bus. It works on the strips reserved for it with rubber wheels.

It can move fast in traffic because it has a special lane of its own. Metrobuses have some important different features compared to preferential ways. These are as follows

  • Distance between stops is longer than other bus systems.
  • Stops are prepaid. In other words, the passenger makes a payment when entering the station. This way the bus is waiting for payment is prevented.
  • There is usually a single line running on the Metrobus roads.
  • Passengers get off and go through all the doors.
  • The stop platform and bus entrance heights are the same and there is no exit to the staircase in order to make the landing boardings easily and not to lose time.
  • The vehicle used is higher than the passenger capacity.
  • It is not correct to use double-deck or low capacity vehicles in these lines.

Due to these features, the number of passengers using the system is higher than other bus systems. Journeys are faster.

Vehicles are more comfortable than standard buses, more comfortable and much faster because there is no traffic problem.

The cost of infrastructure of the BRT system is widely used in many developed countries because it is much cheaper than metro and similar public transportation systems. Especially in the transportation of metro lines and close distance transportation, many developed world subways benefit from metrobuses. In some countries, advanced metrobus transport networks are available.

Bus models used in the Metrobus line have certain standards. It must be single storey (to facilitate passenger evacuation), at least one bellows (for more passenger capacity), automatic transmission (to be compatible with stop-start system), disabled entry-exit system. Metrobuses in some countries are without drivers.

Map of Istanbul Metrobus

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