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Vintage buses in Istanbul


Vintage buses of Istanbul, which carried its passengers in the early last century, soon again will be released on city routes.

Three vintage bus, created in the early twentieth century, at the company's Leyland, Bussing and Renault-Scemia will appear in Istanbul on the initiative of the transport company IETT (Istanbul Electric Tram and Tunnel Company). Unusual public transport will become a new landmark of the city and illustrate the history of public transport in Istanbul.

In addition, as representatives of the IETT, to maintain nostalgic magic the way in the cabin of each of these buses during trips to Istanbul, be sure to play old music popular in those years in which they are used.

Three city bus vintage models will be fully restored, given in fully working condition, and is presented on  a specialized exhibition of vintage transport, then from 1 January 2015 they will be on city streets. Their route, schedule and fare organizers have not yet reported.

As we know from the Chronicles of the city of Istanbul, the first buses began to walk the streets of the city in 1926 — it was a French Renault-Scemia. In 1951-1952, on some routes, they added passenger buses Bussing, purchased by Turkey in Germany, from 1968 on city streets left Leyland (England). The latter, incidentally, lasted in service until 1992.

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Date of publication: 29.12.2014

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