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Uber launches Istanbul water taxi service

Smartphone taxi company Uber is set to launch a water taxi service straddling the intercontinental Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey .

Bosphorus strait, Istanbul.
Bosphorus strait, Istanbul. Image by Alexxx Malev / CC BY-SA 2.0

The UberBOAT service will enable app users to tap into private speed boats to make journeys across the city’s famous waterway and will pop up on a user’s phone when they stand near the water’s edge. Boats will have capacity to carry seven to ten people and journeys will start at TL50. Read more: hurriyetdailynews.com