Istanbul's Transportation History is Exhibited in Kemerburgaz City Forest

Istanbul's transportation history is on display in the Kemerburgaz city forest
Istanbul's transportation history is on display in the Kemerburgaz city forest

Public transportation vehicles that left their mark on Istanbul's transportation history are exhibited in Kemerburgaz City Forest. Eight vehicles identified with Istanbul will be open to free visits for two months, taking visitors on a time travel.


Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) offers Istanbul residents a nostalgic experience in Kemerburgaz City Forest, which was opened on October 29. With the cooperation of IETT and Boğaziçi Yönetim A.Ş, 1920 transportation vehicles, which have been serving in urban transportation since the 8s and identified with Istanbul, meet with Istanbulites in the Kemerburgaz City Forest. Introduced to the attention of Istanbulites with the concept of "Nostalgia in the Forest", the exhibition aims to recognize urban transportation vehicles that have undergone great changes from history to the present. Nostalgic vehicles on display in the City Forest can be visited free of charge for two months.

THE OLDEST 1927 MODEL

  1. The brands and models of the nostalgic vehicles of IETT, the oldest of which is 93 years old, are as follows:
  • 1927 model Renault-Scémia TN-PN 06 bus (Made in France)
  • Bus manufactured on 1943 model Scania-Vabis truck chassis (Turkish-Swedish production)
  • 1951 model Büssing 5500 TU.10 model bus (West Germany made)
  • 1958 Mercedes-Benz O321H-L model bus (West Germany made)
  • 1968 model Leyland Levend MCW 45/34 model bus (UK made)
  • The first Turkish trolleybus built on the 1968 model Latille-Floirat chassis "Tosun" (France
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  • SL-1983 models 200 models MAN bus (Turkey manufacturing)
  • 1994 model Ikarus 260.25 model bus (Hungarian production)

Reflecting the technology and aesthetic understanding of the period, the vehicles that have transported people to their destinations for years served the city on different dates:

FIRST TIME TICKET FEE 5 KURUŞ

In 1927, four Renault-Scémia buses were purchased from France to support the tram network and provide alternative transportation. From the morning of 21 October 1927, he started a campaign between Beyazıt Square-Bakırcılar-Fuatpasa-Mercan-Fincancılar-Sultanhamam-Eminönü Old Post Office for a ticket fee of 5 kurush.

TURKISH-SWEDEN MANUFACTURED 1943 MODEL SCANIA-VABİS

  1. Since buses could not be obtained from foreign countries during the World War years, a cabin was mounted on the chassis of 15 trucks imported from Sweden by the IETT administration and turned into a public transport vehicle. Modified vehicles entered service in April 1943.

The fleet of 15 buses served the people of Istanbul for 1943 years between 49-6. These vehicles, which can accommodate an average of 30 people, prevented the service given to Istanbulites during the war years.

1951 MODEL BÜSSİNG 5500 TU.10 MODEL BUS

Büssing-Trambus 5500-6000 model buses were purchased from Federal Germany between 1951-52. The dominant color painted on the exteriors of the Büssingler was "cherry rot" and the rest was bright "golden yellow". The Büssing, 5500 and 6000 models were 9.00 meters long, 2.45 meters wide and 2.93 meters high from the ground. Büssing-5500s purchased from Germany cost 33 lira each. Buses were decommissioned in 1980 at the age of 29.

1958 MODEL MERCEDES-BENZ

Mercedes-Benz O321H-L model buses started to join the IETT Administration in 1958. In the years when the buses were first put into service, they were operated on routes generally accepted as prestige lines. With the addition of new reinforcements to the fleet in the course of time, the aging Mercedesler started to carry passengers to various extreme districts of Istanbul. The entire fleet served in the European side of the city and connected to Şişli, Levend and Pazartekke warehouses throughout their 22 years of life.

UK MANUFACTURED LEYLAND LEVEND MCW 45/34 MODEL BUS

300 MCW 45-34 model buses purchased from England's Leyland company were put into service gradually from October 1968. Leyland-Levend MCW 45-34 model was manufactured only 300 in the world. With their unique designs, semi-automatic gearboxes, special windows that transmit light but prevent heat, wide rear landings, comfortable seats and frequent views, they were liked and adopted by Istanbulites in a short time. The Leylands were taken out of service on December 24, 15, after 1992 years of service.

FIRST TURKISH TROLEYBUS "TOSUN"

The First Turkish Trolleybus: When it was realized that it would not be possible to increase the number of trolleybuses, which were seen to be extremely economical in urban transportation, IETT concentrated on an alternative solution: It manufactured its own trolleybus. A group of enduring and determined IETT personnel, including electrical engineer Vural Erül, rebuilt the Latille-Floirat bus as the “First Turkish Trolleybus” after months of work.

Except for the years 1978-81, he was retired after transporting hundreds of thousands of Istanbulites until June 1984, when the trolleybus network was canceled.

TURKISH MANUFACTURED 1983 MODEL MAN SL-200 MODEL BUS

MAN SL-1983 model buses produced in Istanbul between 86 and 200 worked for more than a quarter of a century. The fleet of 2501 solo buses, numbered 3150-650, was put into service on almost all lines of the city.

1994 MODEL IKARUS 260.25 MODEL BUS

1990 solo Ikarus 1994 model buses imported from Hungary between 1149-260.25 pulled the load of the city for a long time.


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