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New metro line opens in Istanbul

On the 19th of April,  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accompanied by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Transportation Minister Feridun Bilgin and Mayor Kadir Topbaş attended the inaugurating ceremony of Istanbul metro’s Line 6 (Levent-Rumeli Hisarustu).

The 3.3 km line has four metro stations and a capacity of 8100 passengers/h per direction.

“Now, Istanbul has over 144 kilometers of rail. We aim it to reach 430 kilometers by 2019 with more projects”, stated Erdoğan.

On Friday, Mayor Kadir Topbaş  announced that four new metro lines will be added to the city’s existing network. Construction works will be launched on Mecidiyeköy-Kabataş and Bakırköy-Bağcılar Kirazlı lines, while tenders will soon be announced for Dudullu-Bostancı and Ataköy-İkitelli lines.

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