More than 595 thousand people traveled the night subway in Istanbul. Municipal officials stated that the revenues are above expectation.
With the night metro that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) started on August 30, 595 thousand 481 people have traveled so far. Yenikapı-Hacıosman metro was the most used line with 245 thousand 908 passengers for the trips made only on the nights connecting Saturday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday. It was followed by Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport metro with 146 passengers and Kadıköy-Tavşantepe (Pendik) metro with 746 passengers.
According to the information received from IMM Press Consultancy, a total of 9 night metro flights were conducted in October. Daily 11 thousand thousand 110 and hourly average thousand 852 passengers traveled. According to 2018 data of Metro A.Ş., the same metro carries 21 thousand 580 people per hour during the day. While the lines are not as dense as the day until 02.00, some trips are made with almost empty wagons after 03.00.
IMM Press Advisory officer, 'night subway' income is much higher than expectations, he said.
About Night Metro
Considering the requirements of Istanbul, which is a 24-hour metropolis, and the demands of Istanbul residents for "Night Trips on Metro Lines", it was decided that the metro lines will serve 24 hours on weekends and public holidays.
Within the scope of the application that will start as of August 30, in the Metro Istanbul operation; M1A Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport, M1B Yenikapı-Kirazlı, M2 Yenikapı-Hacıosman (between Sanayi Mahallesi-Seyrantepe will not work), M4 Kadıköy-Tavşantepe, M5 Üsküdar-Çekmeköy and M6 Levent-Boğaziçi Ü. / Hisarüstü metro lines on weekends and official holidays It will be operated for 24 hours.
How will the Night Metro work?
Night subway operation, the nights connecting Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday and the nights before public holidays, 20 min. will be carried out at the time interval. With this planning; 66-hour uninterrupted operation will be carried out on weekends with the normal operating day before the night voyage, and 1-hour uninterrupted operation on 42-day public holidays. The operation will end at 00:00 with the end of the last normal operation of the relevant day or days, starting with the beginning of the calendar day of the weekends and public holidays, ie 23:59.
For example: 30 Due to August Victory Day, 24 clock business is coming in front of the weekend;
• Weekday business, which started at 29:06 on August 00, will return to night business as of August 30, 00:00,
• Weekend tariff will be applied as of 30:06 in the morning on 00 August,
• Night rate will be applied between 31:00 and 00:06 on August 00, and the weekend rate will be applied between 06:00 and 1 September 00:00,
• Night rate will be applied between 1:00 and 00:06 on September 00, and the weekend rate will be applied between 06:00 and 00:00,
Thus 29 August Thursday 06: 00 to 1 September Sunday 00: 00 will provide uninterrupted 90 hourly subway transportation. Infographic design of the narrative and 1 Images of the weekend and public holidays until January 2020 are given below.
How to Manage Business on Sports Meetings and Special Event Days?
With the Night Metro operation, the lines that are included in the Night Metro operation will switch to night operation as of 24:00 without any change in time and frequency of travel on the days that coincide with the Sports Events, Special Events or the days of the IMM Council Decision to extend the flight . For lines other than these 00 lines, only the time extension will be made and service will be provided until the end of the extension as in the previous periods. Unless there is a special case and not announced; M6 Kirazlı-Olimpiyat-Başakşehir, T3 Kabataş-Bağcılar, T1 Kadıköy-Moda, T3 Topkapı-Mescid-i Selam and F4 Taksim-Kabataş lines will make extension flights with this principle.
How to provide security?
Within the framework of the project, 24 lines will serve with all stations, which will be operated 6 hours a day, and the same number of security guards will work in the night operation as well as the security guards working in all lines during the day. The command centers of each line and the Security Monitoring Center will be served as normal operating conditions. Some entrances and exits will be closed during night operations in order to ensure that our citizens do not have any security concerns and problems, and that control and security services can be provided at a high level. Regarding this issue, information and guidance will be made by the staff at the stations. by clicking here a list of accessible entries You can see it.
How to change the maintenance activities?
As Metro Istanbul, we attach great importance to our Care Concept to ensure that our valuable passengers can travel safely and comfortably. We also attach importance to the maintenance and repair activities of our lines and vehicles in order to maintain the high punctuality and success rate of our operations. In order to maintain the same service quality and to have no negative impact on the maintenance and repair activities of the night metro facility, some changes have been made in our Maintenance Concept. For this reason, routine and planned maintenance and repair activities that will be performed at the weekend will be performed by shifting to night work during the week. Maintenance and repair activities in lines other than the night metro system will be shifted to the weekends and maintenance and repair activities will be ensured without interruption. .
Night Metro Pricing
Double Fare tariff will be applied in the night metro, which will start as of 30 August. As of 00:30, which is the beginning of the night time schedule, when the card is read for passing through turnstiles, DOUBLE PASSAGE fee will be charged on the tariff including the relevant card. The system will return to the normal tariff at 05:30 in the morning with the end of night trips.