TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Mayor Kadir Topbaş attended the opening of Istanbul metro’s Line M6 at 17.00 on April 19.

The 3·3 km line runs east from Levent station on Line M2 to Boğaziçi Üniversitesi/Rumeli Hisarüstü with two intermediate stations. The line has an initial capacity of 8 100 passengers/h per direction.

The latest opening forms part of a plan to expand the Istanbul metro and tram network to 430 km by 2019.