Diyarbakır light rail route
Noting that the planned route for the light rail line starts from Dağkapı Square and extends to the Training and Research Hospital in Kayapınar district, Altun noted that the length of the line will be 14,3 kilometers and 18 stations will be included in the project route.
Altun, stating that the stations are currently in line with the bus stops being used extensively, indicates that the average operating speed is predicted as 22 kilometers per hour, and the total rotation time of the line lasting approximately 37 minutes will be approximately 78 minutes in one direction, 4 number of vehicles could reach the number of voyage.
Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Department Head Ibrahim Altun, said:
“The cost of the system will cost 250 million pounds. We made a planning to be in service within 3 years. This year, the construction will begin in September or October. We applied for a loan to Iller Bank for the light rail line and started the related processes. The construction of the rail line all provinces in Turkey gave support to the Bank. We applied. I don't think there will be a problem. There is an intense demand from citizens. Everyone is waiting for this. We made the necessary plans. We prepare the technical specifications. The public is also waiting for a modern transportation service. Turkey has in the big city. We want to put this into service in Diyarbakır. Light rail system line was not foreseen in transportation planning before. In our last studies, it was revealed that there should be a rail system line. With the increase in population, the light rail line in Diyarbakır became a must.
Altun will be a great relief in urban traffic thanks to the line, stressed that the system will increase public public transport service.
“We will make this system even if it is our own means. But our job will be easier if the loan request is approved.
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