Rail system opens to public | Antalya

Rail system goes public: Antalya Metropolitan Municipality is preparing a great touch on the light rail system in the streets of Sarampol, Ismet Pasha and Ali Cetinkaya. The route separated by curb stones and barriers will be reduced to the same level with asphalt and the streets will be made available to all traffic, including pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles.

Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Planning and Rail Systems Department Director Emin Pehlivan, Turkey and said they were examining examples of light rail systems in major cities around the world. In good examples of the system, especially in the city center Pehlivan explaining that there is no preferential road application for the light rail system, the system is considered as part of the daily traffic, such as cars, bicycles, pedestrian traffic, such as the movement of other elements, he said.

At the design stage
Pehlivan said, "To take the line of the light rail system into the normal flow of traffic on the specified route that we consider as a priority. Noting that the project is currently in the design phase, Pehlivan, Head of Department, added that there are many factors that will affect the work. Stating that the Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME) should also make a decision regarding this arrangement, Pehlivan said, “We aim to examine all factors one by one and create a project”.

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