- Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS)
- Metro Rail
- Metro Bus
- Metro Tram
- Metro Funicular
- Ferries to cross from European side to Asian side (vice versa)
- Private transport
- Taxis (Yellow Taxis)
- Marmaray Tube
- Walkways,Pathways,Cycle paths etc
|Dedicated BRTS lanes|
|Traffic jam of private vehicles|
|BRTS Station and staircase for entry and exit|
|Over bridge for safe entry and exit to BRTS|
Metro Tram is another good transport in Istanbul within the congested areas of the city. Tram provides a very good connectivity for most of the tourist attractions within the city.
Metro buses are also available for transport but they use the regular lanes so most of the time due to traffic congestion they run late during the peak hours.
This is another way of transport which is through the Tunnel.One of the Funiculars is 139 years old at the time of this blog.
|Metro Rail Inside View|
|Metro Rail Station at Yenikapi|
|Metro Rail Walkways|
|Metron Rail Entry and Exit Escalators|
|139 year old Funicular|
|139 year old Tunnel|
|Public Transport Map|
Ferries are used to travel from European side to Asian side as well as to some of the small islands around Istanbul. These give a very beautiful view of the Istanbul and are available from multiple stations.
|Ferry from Asian Side to European side|
|Ferry from European side to Asian side.|
The walkways at some of the places in Istanbul are really nice and give a good walking experience.
Yellow Taxis are famous in Istanbul and provide one more good way of transport but you have to be careful during peak hours.
Overall Istanbul has many different ways but still has lot of traffic problems when in comes to private transport to be used. Istanbul is the 13th place in the most congested cities for traffic.
I'm surprised to find Istanbul in the list as it has a very good public transport but still it takes the same time as that in Pune for travelling 20 KM if you use private transport (more than 1 hour).
If we have to reduce the traffic woes, I think it is better to have policy to reduce the use of private transport so more and more people shift to public transport systems.