Turkey's longest continuous rail line is now Bursa: Bursa Metropolitan last three stations of the City of seamless and comfortable to meet with the eastern part of the city's transportation Bursaray it implemented Kestel line began the ceremony journey time. Cumalıkızık, Değirmenönü and Kestel stations were also added to Mimar Sinan-Orhangazi University, Hacıvat, Şirinevler and Otosansit stations on the east side.
After the 9 kilometer Bursaray Görükle and Emek lines with the aim of knitting Bursa with iron nets, passenger flights started at the last 7 station of the 8 kilometer Kestel line with the stop of 3 which was established to bring the comfortable transportation to the east side of the city. The first 8 station of the arrival line 100 bin4 from Arabayatağı station, Mimar Sinan-Orhangazi University, Hacıvat, Şirinevler and Otosansit stations, was opened at the beginning of March with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç.
With the aim of bringing the region to the modern transportation immediately, the completed stations were immediately put into operation by the Metropolitan Municipality, Cumalıkızık, Değirmenönü and Kestel stations, which are the last three stations of the line. Kestel Mayor Recep Altepe, as well as Kestel Governor Cemil Aksak, Yildirim Mayor Ismail Hakki Edebali, Kestel Mayor Yener Acar, Mayor of Gürsu Cüneyt Yıldız, Mayor of İznik Osman Sargın, President of AK Party Province Cemalettin Torun many guests attended.
Bursaray Kestel line, beyond the production of a rail system, new intersections and bridges, auto balustrades and lighting with a completely change the face of Ankara is a special project that reminds President Altepe, "This project will begin in the east of the city, what will be in the east" we said. Many people did not believe. However, the station manufacturing, escalators, lifts and stations were built in a very modern way. There are no more than downstream stations in the west. With this project, quality came to the east of the city. When we took office, the number of passengers per day was about 110 thousand. With our new lines and wagons, we increased this number to 270 thousand. When we increase the number of voyages together with the stations we have opened today, this number will be increased to a thousand. Together with the new wagons we will get this number soon, even 350 million 1 thousand will find.
Although not in the program after the completion of Kestel line they are projecting Turkey's longest continuous line in voicing saves Bursa President Altepe, with lines in total 31 kilometers long between Kestel with Gorukle eastern Bursa western Uludag University and Technical University he was also noted that interconnected. Only the Kestel line rail system investment 120 million TL that reminds President Altepe, intersection and road arrangement, tretrons, lighting and environmental arrangements with the city's Ankara entrance also emphasized that a modern look. Mayor Yener Acar also thanked Mayor Altepe .
Stating that Kestel station is 550 meters away from Kestel Municipality and 700 meters from Bursa Street, Kurtuluş Avenue and Kale Mahallesi in the north, Acar said, “Especially when we create a place for bicycle parking next to the station, almost half of our district population will come to the station without using any vehicles within walking distance. and from here he will be able to reach both the university and the center of Bursa with a single vehicle ”.
Mayor of Gürsu Cüneyt Yıldız stated that they always saw the support of Metropolitan Municipality by their side and thanked Mayor Altepe.
President Altepe and his entourage became the first passengers to travel.