ISTANBUL- Karaköy-Beyoğlu Tunnel serving since 1875, has celebrated 140th year. World’s second, and the first metro among the underground railways, was celebrated by the participations of IETT General Manager Mümin Kahveci, IETT administration and citizens.
After the celebration and taking souvenir photographs, transportation museum was inaugurated in the Cer traction workshop where the giant pulleys carrying the burden of the tunnel. In the opening of IETT Culture Art Station called museum, IETT general manager gave a speech, “IETT one of the world's oldest institutions will live its history in this trasportation museum. I invite you Istanbulites to stop at culture art museum to see the historical materials used in Istanbul transportation. We will make places for culture-art ateliers and activities in second floor of our Cer traction workshop. IETT leaving trace in the history of Istanbul, will continue to leave its traces with this activities.” At the end of the ceremony transportation museum was promenaded and Mr.Kahveci presented historical perforated tokens for the day of remembrance.