29 August Thursday

Mayor İmamoğlu Announces 24-Hour Public Transport in Istanbul

24-hour transport will begin in Istanbul starting from the night of August 30, Victory Day. The news was announced on Thursday by Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu who referred to Istanbul as “a city that lives 24 hours a day.'' With the new scheme, Istanbul will be one of eight cities offering 24-hour subway service in the world.

The six busiest metro lines in the city will now be in operation for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as public and religious holidays.

Drawing attention to the vital need for 24-hour transport in Istanbul, Mayor Imamoğlu said: “This city lives 24 hours a day. We know well that there are many people who work late at night. We also know how hectic the city gets during night time.”

The all-night metro lines that will run for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays are as follows:

M1A Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport 

M1B Yenikapı-Kirazlı 

M2 Yenikapı- Taksim Haciosman

M4Kadıköy-Tavşantepe 

M5 Üsküdar-Çekmeköy

M6 Levent-Bosphorus University / Hisarüstü

Out of the 24 İETT bus lines that will run at night, 8 will be integrated with the metro and the Metrobus, providing an important route between the two coasts of the city. Through the scheme, numerous densely populated districts located between Tuzla and Büyükçekmece will benefit from the public transport service during the night time.

The 8 lines that will be integrated with the metro are as follows:

34G Beylikdüzü-Söğütlüçeşme (Metrobus)

11 ÜS Sultanbeyli – Üsküdar

130A Naval Academy – Kadıköy

15F Beykoz – Kadıköy

25G Sariyer – Taksim

40 Rumelifeneri / Garipçe – Taksim

E-10 Sabiha Gökçen Airport / Kurtköy – Kadıköy

E-3 Sabiha Gokcen Airport - 4.Levent Metro

Passengers will be charged double price for the night metro service, and trains will operate at 20-minute intervals.

With this new scheme, Istanbul will be the eighth city in the world to offer 24-hour metro service after New York, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Vienna, Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Copenhagen and Sydney.

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