Sunday, November 09, 2008

Metro Light

This week, while going to the post office with Emre, we saw this wagon on the Taksim Square. We decided to go inside and have a look. This is apparently the new subway, what they call here "hafif metro" and translate by "light subway" that will go from Başakşehir to Bakırköy. The reason is called light is probably because it goes on the surface and not underground. But it's just another tramway (a large one). You can see that they've put the tulip emblem on the outside. They try to put the tulip as Istanbul's emblem but it's also related to the empire ottoman and the link it shares with the actual government.
For those interested, it's made by Alstom and will soon be active (by july 2009).

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