ISTANBUL’s metro network has grown by 14.3km with the opening of Line 8 on the eastern side of the Bosphorus on January 6.

The driverless line runs underground from Bostanci to Parseller with 11 intermediate stations at Emin Ali Paşa, Ayşekadın, Kozyatağı, Küçükbakkalköy, İçerenköy, Kayışdağı, Mevlana, İmes, Modoko-Keyap and Dudulluand Huzur.

Construction of the line began in February 2016. The new north-south line provides interchange with lines 4 and 5, which run east-west on the on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, as well as mainline services.

Services are operated with 10 four-car trains, with an end-to-end journey time of 25 minutes. The service headway is 8min 40sec between 06.30 and 21.30. The 13 stations on Line 8 are equipped with a total of 160 escalators and 51 lifts.

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