FLEXITY Swift – Istanbul, Turkey

In summer 2001 the Istanbul Transport Authority (ITC) ordered 55 FLEXITY Swift low floor light rail vehicles from Bombardier. Similar to the vehicles designed for the Stockholm transport authorities, the Istanbul solution offers at a length of 30 m a total capacity of 272 passengers. It also allows level boarding from platforms of 300 mm only. An air-conditioned interior and increased space for standees are only some of the features that respond to Istanbul's particular requirements. The vehicles are in service on existing lines crossing the historical city-centre of Istanbul as well as on new lines and extensions

Operator Istanbul Ulasim A.S.
Length 29,700 mm
Width 2,650 mm
Max. Speed 70 km/h
Minimum Horizontal Curve Radius 20 m
Maximum Gradient 60‰
% Low Floor 72%
Seated Passengers 64 + 10 tip-up seats
Standees 208 (6 pass/m2)