new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
İstanbul İstiklal Caddesi / Nostaljik Tramvay | by Miradortigre
Back to gallery

İstanbul İstiklal Caddesi / Nostaljik Tramvay

After closing the tram network in the mid-1960s, the people of Istanbul thought this old fashioned method of smooth city traveling had been removed, and transport within the city would move faster than before, but this proved false some years later. The uncontrolled increase of petrol vehicles such as buses, taxis, and private cars started choking the streets of Istanbul.

Around 1990, the Istiklal Caddesi became a pedestrian zone, and the tram was restored and revived in 1990, in the form of the Taksim-Tünel Nostalgia Tramway. After a 24-year absence, trams returned to Istanbul. The length of the line is 1.64 kilometers

370 faves
Taken on February 24, 2019