How to use the metro in Istanbul, how to get on?
How to use the metro in Istanbul, how to get on?
As a frequent subway user, I've found that people disagree on how to use the subway. In this case, I witnessed a result of unhappy people who constantly bump into each other, prevent each other from moving, and as a result, say in a irritable way and even get into a fight when they reach the place, crowded into the wagons. I thought we needed some rules that everyone would agree to so that these funny and also annoying things don't happen. For this reason, I have prepared a guide consisting of 7 items.
1. Before you come to the box office, prepare your ticket. Do not cause other people to wait by waiting in front of the box office. If you don't have a ticket and don't know how to get it, don't ask people who take the subway. You can direct these questions to the officers.
2. Take care not to wait as much as possible when using escalators. If you want to wait, be sure to wait on the right. Do you want to wait or walk; Decide that before you get to the escalator. If you are not going to walk, do not approach the escalator from the left side. Always leave the left side to those who want to walk. You will wait on the right side, closing the entrance to the left will prevent those who want to walk.
3. The areas where the gate will coincide when the metro stops are shown with arrow signs (in Istanbul). Take these arrows into account, wait at the edges and leave the middle part blank. If someone comes first, wait behind them, not next to them. Thus, two rows will be formed in front of each door, on the right and on the left. Do not prevent those who will get off when the subway arrives, from getting out of the gap between the two rows. After everyone who is going to get off, get on the subway in a calm way without breaking the single line you created. If you don't have enough room to get on when it's your turn, don't get stuck inside the subway, wait for the next subway.
4. When you get on the subway, do not stand in front of the door. Try to move towards the middle as much as possible. Standing in the middle allows you to sit in the seat when a passenger is lowered. A passenger waiting in front of the door will not be able to close the empty seat when the seats are empty. In addition, waiting in front of the door will prevent passengers who want to get off.
5. If you have suitcases or other loads, put them as far away from the door as possible. Items standing in front of the door will prevent entrances and exits and cause the metro to stop more than necessary at each stop. Depending on the train you are on, you can put your belongings under the seats, in the space at the back of the seats or in the space at the end of the wagon. Although the high taxi at the end of some wagons (in the light subway) may seem like a place to sit, it is actually designed for you to put your belongings. If you are very tired and cannot find a place to sit, you can also sit in this section. However, if a passenger with his belongings gets on the wagon you are in, you must empty this compartment.
6. When getting off the subway, do not forget that you have to get down from the middle of the door. When leaving the door, be careful to go out in a single line as much as possible. If you see someone standing in front of the door while you are leaving, remember that you have the right to shoulder them. Use the stairs and escalators when leaving the subway. Elevators are for passengers who cannot use stairs. These passengers are the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the passengers with a baby carriage. If you do not have any of these features and you are using the elevator; Believe that you do not prevent passengers with these characteristics from getting on the elevator.
7. If you have decided to use the escalators to exit the metro, keep in mind the warnings in Article 2. Also, if you decide to walk on the escalator, do not walk slowly. There is no big difference between walking slowly on the left and waiting on the right. A person walking on an escalator is most likely speeding. You will have blocked these people who are spreading slowly on the left. Finally, do not stop when you reach the end of the escalator while walking on the left side. You may have come to the end of the escalator, but when you stop, the people behind you will have to stop, and you will have stopped the whole left side.
Congratulations! Now you can use the subway correctly. Remember, following these rules will allow you to travel peacefully and reach the place you want to reach as soon as possible.
Note: All these warnings and rules have been written down by taking into account the experiences of someone who commutes to work using the subway every day in Istanbul, the signs at the subway stops and the announcements made.