New tramline through Istanbul’s historic Haliç on the way
ISTANBULA tramline that will run on the coast between Istanbul’s Eminönü and Eyüp neighborhoods is set to be laid as its environmental impact assessment has begun.
The line, which will carry 10,500 passengers in an hour, will offer a traffic-free sightseeing tour for those who want to see the age-old buildings in Istanbul’s historical peninsula and Haliç area.
The tram will start from Eminönü and will run through Küçük Pazar, Cibali, Fener, Balat, Ayvansaray, Feshane, Eyüp Sultan and Silahtarağa areas, ending at the Alibeyköy bus terminal.
The line will be laid by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Directorate of Rail System Projects and is expected to be 13 kilometers long. Its tender will be held on May 25 and the city plans to launch the line in 2019.