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Istanbul launches 24-hour public transport



The mayor of Istanbul, Mr Ekrem Imamoğlu, announced on August 29 that the city will launch 24-hour services on selected metro and bus lines from the night of August 30.

24-hour services will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and religious and public holidays on eight bus routes and six metro lines:

– M1A Yenikapi -Atatürk Airport

– M1B Yenikapi -Kirazlı

– M2 Yenikapi -Haciosman

– M4 Kadiköy – Tavşantepe

– M5 Üsküdar – Çekmeköy, and

– M6 Levent – Boğaziçi University/Hisarüstü

Metro services will operate at 20-minute headways and fares will be charged at double the standard daytime rate.

“This city lives 24 hours a day,” Imamoğlu says. “We know well that there are many people who work late at night. We also know how hectic the city gets during night time.”





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