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“Definitely for the experience and convenience”
Review of Istanbul Tunnel

Istanbul Tunnel
Ranked #2 of 50 Transportation in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Kuala Lumpur
Level 5 Contributor
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“Definitely for the experience and convenience”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Why not take this once when you are in Istanbul. I took it several times since the fares will be slightly cheaper since I use Istanbulkart. Easier than climbing up to Istiklal Street.

Visited March 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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“ISTANBUL DAIRY. DAY 4. PART 1”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

A ride on the Istanbul tunnel is short and pricey. Talking less than 2 minutes, you may choose to walk up the street instead. So why take it at all? To experience history. Only the London’s underground (1863) is older. Opened in 1875, it used to operate by steam. It must have been a thrill back in those days.Now, it runs on electricity and takes 12000 passengers on 200 trips per day.

Visited October 2013
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istanbul
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“The second oldest metro in the world..,”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Inagurated on 17th of January 1875,it is an underground funicular with 2 stations,connecting the quarters of Karaköy and Beyoğlu.It is about 573 meters long.A trip between 2 stations takes about 90 seconds.Worth to have a ride by this train if you are around Karaköy or Beyoğlu.

Visited November 2013
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Norddeutschland
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“Does the job”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

This is by far the most expensive ride in the public transport system of Istanbul measured in Lira/m. But it save you the steep and hilly way up from the Galata bridge to the main shopping street and you do avoid all the street vendors on the way so it may actually save money.

It is a nice and clean train which does not show its age in terms or wear and tear but more in the style and architecture on display. As it is used by many locals it might get a bit rushed.

If you are on the Galata bridge, it is the 2nd street to the left. And btw, it does not stop at the Galat tower.

Visited September 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Trip up History Lane”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The Tunnel links the Galata Bridge to the Galata Tower area. It is a quaint locomotive with a short journey between the two stops. If you don't like to climb hilly roads, take the Tunnel.

Visited May 2013
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