Konya’s tramway tender is announced to be the most economic tramway tender |TURKEY

Konya’s tramway tender is announced to be the most economic tramway tender :The tender held by Konya Metropolitan Municipality for procurement of 60 tramways is announced to be as the most economic tender held in years 2012-2013 by the Stadtverkehr transportation magazine in Europe.

Mr. Tahir Akyürek, the Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality has explained that the Stadtverkehr magazine publishes news on investments made in transportation throughout the globe and has reviewed all the tramway tenders held in the world within the years 2012 and 2013. He indicated that Konya was announced to be the city which has procured the highest quality tramways at the most economic prices. Mayor Akyürek, highlighting that in this review many cities that has procured tramways throughout the world have been reviewed and has continued: “We have received a thank you letter from the general manager of a company that has participated in our tender, but was not successful. He has referred to this magazine and indicated that it has been documented with a study that we have procured the highest quality tramways with the most economic price in the world.” Mayor Akyürek has also explained that among the 60 tramways procured, 9 are already delivered and 7 have completed the trial run and now is in service. He also stated that the contractor firm will deliver 4 tramways to the city every month.

Mayor Akyürek continued to provide more information on the new system, which is under construction to connect Alladdin to Adliye with a 14 km line. He explained that “the most advanced system shall be implemented in this new line. There shall be no wires installed, no poles erected in the area surrounding the historical district. We shall operate the tramway with no catenary. These tramways are charged at stops. While the current tender was held to procure 60 tramways, we are increasing this number by 20% to have a fleet of 72 tramways. The tramways shall be manufactured with the new system from now on, saving us time.

Konya’s tramway tender is announced to be the most economic tramway tender


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