“Night Metro” Flights Are Starting Again 🚇 Metro Istanbul

Night Metro Begins Again!

“Night Metro” services on 6 metro lines operated by Metro Istanbul will start again as of May 6. On our lines listed below, there will be uninterrupted operation between 06:00 on Friday morning and 00:00 on Sunday.

Lines to be operated at night:

M1A Yenikapi-Ataturk Airport
M1B Yenikapi-Kirazli
M2 Yenikapı-Hacıosman (will not serve between Sanayi Mahallesi-Seyrantepe)
M4 Kadıköy-Tavsantepe
M5 Uskudar-Cekmekoy
M6 Levent-Bogazici University/Hisarüstü

What is the Night Metro?

On the 6 metro lines operated by Istanbul Metro, uninterrupted operation will be carried out between 06:00 on Friday morning and 00:00 on Sunday.

Service Start Date

• 30.08.2019

Business Information

• Line Length: 99 Km.
• Number of Stations: 78
• Number of Wagons: 100
• Operating Hours: 00.00 – 06.00

Lines Operated in the Night Metro:

• M1A Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport Metro Line
• M1B Yenikapı-Kirazlı Metro Line
• M2 Yenikapı-Hacıosman Metro Line (will not operate between Sanayi Mahallesi-Seyrantepe)
• M4 Kadıköy-Tavşantepe Metro Line
• M5 Üsküdar-Çekmekoy Metro Line
• M6 Levent-Bogazici University/Hisarüstü Metro Line

When Do Night Subway Expeditions Start and When Do They End?

The Night Metro will operate on the nights connecting Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday. With this planning; Between 06:00 on Friday morning and 00:00 on Sunday, 66 hours of uninterrupted operation will be carried out.

How to Run a Business on Sports Events and Special Event Days?

On the days when the Night Metro is operated, Sports Events, Special Events, or on the days when the decision to extend the time is taken by the IMM Assembly Decision, the lines included in the Night Metro operation will be switched to night operation as of 00:00, without any time and frequency changes. On the lines other than these 6 lines, only the expedition will be extended and service will be provided until the end of the extension, as in the previous periods. Unless there is a special situation and not announced, the operators that will only make extension flights are as follows:
• M3 Kirazlı-Olympic-Basaksehir Metro Line
• M7 Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro Line
• M9 Bahariye-Olympic Metro Line
• T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar Tram Line
• T3 Kadıköy-Moda Nostalgic Tram Line
• T4 Topkapı-Mescid-i Selam Tram Line
• T5 Cibali-Alibeyköy Mobile Bus Terminal Tram Line
• F1 Taksim-Kabataş Funicular
lines will make extension trips with this principle.

What Kind of Change Has Been Made in Maintenance Activities?

As Metro Istanbul, we give high precision and importance to our Maintenance Concept so that you, our valued passengers, can have a safe and comfortable journey. In addition, we attach importance to the maintenance and repair activities of our lines and vehicles in order to maintain the high punctuality and success rate of our businesses. Some changes have been made in our Maintenance Concept so that the night subway operation does not have a negative effect on our maintenance and repair activities and to maintain the same service quality. For this reason, routine and planned maintenance and repair activities carried out on weekends in our lines that will operate as night subways have been shifted to night work on weekdays, maintenance and repair activities on lines outside the night subway system have been shifted to weekends, ensuring personnel and work balance, ensuring that there is no disruption in maintenance and repair activities.

Night Subway Pricing

As of August 30, 2019, a Double Fare tariff is applied in the night metro. When the card is read to pass through the turnstiles as of 00:30, which is the start of the night timetable, DOUBLE PASSING fee is charged over the tariff including the relevant card. The system returns to the normal tariff with the end of the night flights at 05:30 in the morning.


Night Metro lines provide integration with metrobus and bus lines within the night bus system operated by IETT.

Enes Sahin

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