Try the historic and nostalgic trams

Posted on 18th March 2012 by

As well as the many forms of modern transport in Istanbul, trams are available too. These nostalgic and historic trams are a great way to get around the city in a more nostalgic way, giving you an insight into how people of the city travelled back in the day. For a long time, the trams were inactive after being cancelled, but by the end of 1990, they had reopened to the public. The 1.6km line travels along Istiklal Avenue and tuns between Taksim and Tunel. Later, in 2003, another nostalgic tram line was opened between Kadikoy and Moda, and has 10 stations. It’s a longer 2.6km long route, and provides a maximum trip of 21 minutes. So if you’re travelling between these areas, then they are just as efficient as the modern forms of transport in the city. Give them a go and see what you think, you’ll no doubt have fun!  

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