İstanbul’s Metrobus central command is located in Kağıthane.
İstanbul's Metrobus network, on which hundreds of thousands of İstanbulites travel every day, is controlled centrally from a command center that looks little like a space station. This station opened its doors for the first time ever to the press, namely to Today's Zaman.
The Metrobus network is monitored remotely from here by hundreds of video cameras throughout the network. This allows any problems that arise to be responded to instantaneously. However, this central station was not planned only for the Metrobus system; from next year onwards, all of the observation and supervision of all the buses throughout the city will be monitored from here.
The Metrobus system is very popular with İstanbul residents for a variety of different reasons, especially that it runs on a dedicated bus lane and is not affected by traffic, it is speedy, has interconnecting routes, and has a good safety record. Of course, this doesn't mean some people don't have complaints about the system such as people sometimes feeling like they are packed in like sardines, or the occasional Metrobuses that break down.........