Tramcars for İzmir will be manufactured in Bursa, Turkey

Tramcars for İzmir will be manufactured in Bursa :In İzmir, the tenders for the 12.6 km Üçkuyular-Halkapınar and 9.7 km Alaybey-Mavişehir tramvay lines is awarded to Gülermak firm. It is declared that the tramways for these lines will be manufactured by Durmazlar Makina in Bursa.

Lowest Bid
The tender held by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in February for the construction of Üçkuyular-Halkapınar and Alaybey-Mavişehir tramvay lines had firms from foreign countries like Korea, China, Spain, Ukraine and the lowest bid was submitted by Gülermak Ağır Sanayi ve İnşaat Taahhüt firm. The tender includes the construction of the line at a price of 182,144,261 TL and procurement of 38 tramway cars with spare parts at a price of 69,153,255 EURO. It is explained that this firm has constructed metro, tramway and rail system projects in İstanbul, Ankara and Eskişehir. The Gülermak firm participated in this tramway tender with Durmazlar Makina manufacturing the İpek Böceği (silkworm) tramways in Bursa as the sub-contractor. After the tender is awarded, the tramways manufactured in Bursa will be running in the İzmir system.

However, the length of the İzmir tramway will be 32 m, which is longer than the 26 m Bursa tramway. The tramway will be manufactured to operate bi-directionally. Mr. Aziz Kocaoğlu, mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has explained that “the main reason is that one of our firms operating as a subsidiary industry in automobile sector in Bursa has manufactured the rolling stock for tramway lines. It cost is lower than those manufactured abroad. They participated in the tender and were awarded.

Tramcars for İzmir will be manufactured in Bursa

 

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