SUMMER TIMETABLE OF ISTANBUL CITY-LINES STARTSAs of June 5, Monday, Şehir Hatları (İstanbul City-line) has started its Summer Timetable. The Timetable arranged for the summer season will be valid from 5 June to 17 September 2017. With the start of the Summer Timetable, four new lines; Eminönü-Sarıyer, Beykoz-Üsküdar, Bostanci-Karaköy and Ortaköy-Üsküdar has begun to carry passengers.
Considering the intensity of the summer season, the number of trips of the Long and Short Bosphorus Tours has been increased along with the lines of Eminönü-Kadıköy-Adalar and Beşiktaş-Adalar. The Long Bosphorus Tour departs from Eminönü every day at 10.35 and 13.35, whereas the Short Tour departs at 14.30. In addition, during the summer, two roundtrips will be made every day between Bostanci and Sedef Island, passing from Büyükada.
Reducing the Asia-Europe passage to eight minutes, Istinye-Çubuklu Ferry (Vehicle), which made its first trip on March 21, continues to carry passengers between two sides of the Bosphorus with 86 trips on weekdays and Saturdays, and 74 trips on Sundays and holidays.
On the other hand, between June 12 and August 27, Sarıyer-Rumeli Kavağı-Anadolu Kavağı line has been extended to Poyraz, a holiday destination at the north-east edge of the Bosphorus.
Üsküdar-Eyüp line has started between historical piers of Balat and Fener, which could not be used for some time due to repairing works. The waiting halls, passenger platforms, roofs, and interior-exterior walls of these historical piers have been renovated while preserving their authenticities.
The Moonlight Tour, which turns the summer evenings into a spectacle, takes its passengers to a nostalgic trip every Saturday, between June 5 and September 17.