From a public edict of August 20, 1869, on the 30th of the same month the contract for the construction of the tram system in Dersaadet is signed. Five months later, on February 18, 1870, the “Tramway Company of Istanbul” was founded.
In 1908 the “Tunel” line was opened, which later became part of the Tram Company consortium, and the connection with Taksim Square was enabled. The company as well as the line undergo various vicissitudes, including the First World War, until June 1939, when it is nationalized and transferred to the IETT that manages it to date.
In the 1960s all tram lines in Istanbul were closed, and it will not be until December 29, 1990 when the Taksim-Tunel line is reopened as a tourist tram, although it has now become a medium of transportation in the city.
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