The Light Rail System provides modern, comfortable, fast and economical transportation opportunities to the people of Gaziantep in 15 stops, with 220 wagons of 15 people, on a 13-kilometer line between Burç Junction and Gar. The 1st anniversary of the tram serving in the city was celebrated by cutting the cake. Metropolitan Mayor Asım Güzelbey, department heads and vatman cut the cake during the celebration held at the Rail Sitem Depot Area. Making a statement to members of the press, Mayor Güzelbey said that 1 million 5 thousand people in 500 year
said he carried it. Stating that they are satisfied with the attention of the people of Gaziantep, Mayor Güzelbey said, “The 15-kilometer Rail System has completed the age of 1 as of March 2012, 1 with the warehouse area that started at the Burç junction from the Gar Square. With the trial flights, our annual passenger number reached 5 million 500 thousand. The system that our citizens living in Karataş Region can easily reach by ring bus services created by our Metropolitan Municipality,
they prefer students intensely. Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine and Gazi Muhtar Pasha stops are the busiest stations in 13 regions. ”
Stating that the price of the tram is affordable, Mayor Güzelbey said, “Our tram, which has completed the one-way flight between Gar-Burç in 31 minutes, serves 171 people during the day, starts operating at 05.40 in the morning and gets its last passengers at 00.00 at night. It is adopted by our people that the Electronic Card is used both in buses and tramway and provides various advantages. In addition, our citizens get off from the public transport to the other public transport, from bus to bus, from bus
They travel cheaper by paying 1 percent in the second boarding within 40 hour from the Light Rail System to the bus from the Light Rail System. ”
Saying 'Transportation is a big problem of the metropolitan cities', Mayor Güzelbey said, “Transportation is a big problem in Gaziantep too, we do not reflect this fact. However, Gaziantep does not have a serious problem in transportation. But we have to plan 5 years, 10 years, and 20 years. If we add the warehouse area along with the route between Burç Junction and Train Station, the 15-kilometer rail system provided a great relief in urban transportation. This is a beginning. We solved the transportation problem of Gaziantep with the 15 km rail system
We do not call. However, after this start, we said that we will continue with the 2nd stage ”.
Source: EVENT MEDIA