The Preference of Istanbulites in Public Transportation Was Rail Systems

Rail System Utilization Rate in Istanbul Increased to Percent
Rail System Utilization Rate Increased to 41.9 Percent in Istanbul

With the investments and efforts of IMM, the rail system usage rate in Istanbul increased by 3,5 percent in the last 19 years and reached 41.9. Trains circumnavigated the globe 2.766 times in a year. In 2023, when a significant part of the ongoing projects will be completed, the use of the metro will surpass the wheeled transport for the first time. Although the number of vehicles increased by nearly 1 million, there was no serious change in traffic flow. The rate of using public transport in Istanbul reached an all-time high this year.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) determined the distribution of urban public transportation modes of the last 4 years with Istanbulkart data. According to the data of the IMM Department of Transportation, the decreasing travel rates in public transportation due to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021 saw the peak of all time in 2022. The annual number of trips, which was 2018 billion 2 million in 50, reached 2022 billion 13,6 million in 2 with an increase of 330%. While the number of daily trips was 2018 million on average in 5,6, this year it increased by 14 percent to an average of 6,4 million. In December, the number of daily trips increased to 8 million.


Metro investments, public transport and parking arrangements, ticket and park-and-go policies, pedestrian ways and bicycle route arrangements made by IMM within the scope of Sustainable Urban Transportation Policies increased the share of rail systems in public transportation.

Since 2020, there has been a decrease in the share of rubber-tyred public transportation, and an average increase of 16 percent in the rate of journeys made with the rail system. With the impact of IMM's investment and transportation policies, the share of rubber-tyred public transportation, which was 2018 percent in 60,99, decreased to 2022 percent in October 55,15.

According to the comparison of the last 4 years, the share of metros, which was 2018 percent among urban public transportation vehicles in 35,27, rose to 19 percent with an increase of 41,9 percent this December. transportation in Istanbul; continued to progress rapidly towards becoming faster, more comfortable, more economical and more environmentally friendly.

With the commissioning of the metro investments made by İBB in recent years, the share of rail systems in the types of public transportation using Istanbulkart will exceed the rubber-tyred public transportation for the first time in 2023 and will be the most used type of transportation.


According to TUIK data, while the number of automobiles in Istanbul was 2019 million 2 thousand 876 in 156, it increased by 2022 percent in November 15,5 and became 3 million 320 thousand 738. The total number of vehicles increased by 17,5 percent from 4 million 187 thousand 776 to 4 million 920 thousand 539. Again, according to TUIK data, while the rate of automobile ownership per thousand people in Istanbul was 2019 in 185, this figure will rise to 2022 per thousand by the end of 207.

The technological sensors of İBB, which detect the number of vehicles on the main roads, determined that the number of vehicles on daily traffic did not increase at the same rate, despite the significant increase in vehicle ownership. Due to the greater use of public transportation, it was observed that there was not much change in urban traffic flow rates.


17 rail systems operated by Metro Istanbul, one of the IMM affiliates, carried a total of 2022 million passengers in 758. Turkey's largest urban rail system operator, Metro Istanbul, is the Boğaziçi University/Hisarüstü-Aşiyan Funicular, which was put into service this year, and KadıköyWith the 4 stations put into service in Sabiha Gökçen Metro, it started to serve on 191,45 lines with a total length of 17 km and 195 stations.


The trains of Metro Istanbul, which hosts an average of more than 2.5 million passengers per day on the metro, tram, cable car and funicular lines, traveled a total of 1 million 744 thousand km, making a total of 283 million 110 thousand 846 trips this year. After the increase in the number of trips, the km traveled increased by 20 percent. 951 trains serving in Metro Istanbul traveled the equivalent of traveling around the world 2.766 times during the year. The number of passengers also increased by 2021 percent compared to 59. During a year, Istanbul's population moved about 47 times. The day with the highest number of passengers carried this year was Thursday, October 2, with 869 million 435 thousand 6 people.


While the 9 metro lines serving in Istanbul carried 542 million 682 thousand passengers throughout the year, the line that hosted the most passengers was the M157 Yenikapı-Hacıosman Metro Line with 763 million 2 thousand people. On the tram lines, 207 million 777 thousand 500 passengers traveled this year. The line serving the most passengers is T137 with 885 million 1 thousand people. Kabataş-Bağcılar Tramway. Istanbulites made more than 5.5 million trips on funicular lines and nearly 2 million trips on cable car lines throughout the year.

Metro Istanbul, which makes instant trips according to the passenger density, made a total of 2022 additional flights in 10.108 during events such as matches, concerts, rallies, congresses, Ramadan and heavy snowfall. The Night Metro application served nearly 2.5 million passengers from August to the end of the year. This year, 38 percent of the passengers in Istanbul subways were identified as women and 62 percent as men.

Günceleme: 31/12/2022 14:34

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