Taksim – Kabatas, Official Opening !

Istanbul, June 29, 2006.Following 5 months of trial runs, the new funicular Taksim – Kabatas was officially opened on Thursday June 29, 2006 by the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.The construction of the Taksim – Kabatas funicular system was realized by the Yapi Merkesi Construction Inc. – Doppelmayr Tramways Ltd. Consortium.

Travel between Taksim and Kabatas by funicular will now take only 110 seconds, and will provide a connection to the Taksim-Levent metro from the Kabatas-Zeytinburnu tramway line.

Look at Funimag 26 for my article about Taksim – Kabatas in June 2005:
Taksim – Kabatas in Funimag 26


Taksim – Kabatas, la mise en service !

Istanbul, le 29 juin 2006.

Après 5 mois d’essais, le funiculaire Taksim – Kabatas a été officiellement inauguré le jeudi 29 juin 2006 par le premier ministre Tayyip Erdogan.

La construction du funiculaire Taksim – Kabatas avait été confiée au consortium Yapi Merkesi Construction Inc. – Doppelmayr Tramways Ltd.

Il ne faut plus que 110 secondes pour relier Taksim à Kabatas par le nouveau funiculaire qui assure la correspondance avec le Métro de Levent ainsi qu’avec le tramway Kabatas-Zeytinburnu.

Voir Funimag 26 pour mon article écrit en juin 2005 sur le funiculaire Taksim – Kabatas !
Taksim – Kabatas dans Funimag 26

Taksim Station.

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Mayor Kadir Topbas.

The passing loop.

Upper side of the tunnel.

Funimag Issue 26 – You were waiting for it, here it is !!!

The Issue 26 of Funimag is now available at https://www.funimag.com/This is a special issue about Istanbul and its tunnels! The historical funicular Galata – Pèra ( The Tünel ) which is on of the first metro in the world (1875)! The new funicular Taksim – Kabatas which will be in use at the end of 2005.