Istanbul’s iconic streetcar set for a modern makeover

Istanbul (AFP) – First appearing on the streets over a century ago, Istanbul’s famous red and white tram cars are due for a modern overhaul. The tramway is loved by locals and tourists and has become a symbol of the city’s most popular shopping street, Istiklal Avenue. New battery-power cars will take over, with the rearview mirrors – held onto by many a passenger – being replaced by cameras.


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