The Bursaray, often styled as the BursaRay, is a rapid transit network that operates in the city of Bursa along the Marmara Region of Turkey. It was built in the year 2000 by the TUVASAS corporation and is presently operated by Burulas. The name for this service has been derived from the acronyms of “Bursa” and “Ray”, two Turkish words that mean “railways.” The network was opened for passenger service in the month of April in 2002. 91.5 Million ride the metro every year.
Map of Bursa Metro showing its lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Bursa Metro Map in PDF.
Bursaray Timings And Schedule
The metro service operates daily from 5:00 am in the morning till 00:00 am, midnight.
For a detailed schedule, station wise, you can visit the official website at: https://www.burulas.com.tr/tren-hareket-saatleri.aspx
Bursaray Fares, Tickets and Cards
There are two types of magnetic paper tickets available. The first type costs 3.00 TL consistently but one can use it only on line types, 0,1,2,3,,5,13 and 15. The second type costs 4.00 TL consistently and can be used on line types 6,7 and 9. Similarly, there are two types of monthly subscription cards. The ‘Monthly Subscription Card 1’ costs a full 160TL and the ‘Monthly Subscription Card 2’ costs a full 180TL.
There is something called a Tourist Card which is available for 1 or 2 days. The 24-hour card costs 14 TL and the 48-hour card costs 16.50 TL.
Note: There is no student discount on magnetic paper tickets.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at: https://www.burulas.com.tr/ucret-tarifeleri-fiyatlar.aspx
Bursaray Rules and Tips
The disabled are allowed guide dogs, for assistance purposes. Other animals are allowed within the network provided they are in suitable cages. Explosives and flammable substances are prohibited within the network. People are advised not to disturb the people sitting next to them by any means whether it be sleeping on them, loud noise etc.
For more information on the rules to be followed while riding the Bursaray Metro, you can visit the official website at: https://www.burulas.com.tr/tren-hareket-saatleri.aspx
Bursaray Lines and Stations
Bursa Metro at present, made up of two lines with a shared mainline in the east and a couple of branch lines along the western limits of the network. There are 38 metro station spread over a distance of 40 km. All the trains are fully air-conditioned. Three coach trains run on Line 1 which spreads fromArabayatagi till Üniversite metro stations, while four coach trains run on Line 2 which spreads from Arabayatagi till Emek metro stations.
The combined network of the two tracks operates along a route length of nearly thirty-nine kilometers. There are as many as thirty-eight stations along the stretch with seven of them being underground facilities. The track gauge is a standard measure similar to that seen in most of the other networks around the country. One common feature of most of the stations along the route is the presence of island platforms, i.e. a single platform structure with twin lines on either side of it.
Plans are in place for the expansion of the Bursaray network in the future up to a stretch that will cover nearly fifty kilometers in terms of track length in the region.