Akçaray Will Carry the First Passenger at the End of 2016: Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality announced that the route of the tram was determined with the rail system project called 'Akçaray' and that the first excavation would be hit in April 2015 and passenger transport would be started at the end of 2016.
The tram project has been discussed for years in order to solve the traffic problem, which has become inextricable especially in urban transportation in Kocaeli. The project related to the tram, which was brought up many times before and which the Metropolitan Municipality had its prototype put in Anıtpark Square as an election promise before the 30 March local elections and removed after the elections, was described as election deceit by other political parties.
At the meeting held at Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce, the tram project was brought up again. At the meeting attended by Kocaeli Governor Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, AK Party member İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu made statements about the project.
'AKÇARAY' WILL CARRY PASSENGERS IN 2016
Karaosmanoğlu said, “We will work on this route in a way that will cause the least disturbance to our people and our workplaces. We aim to transport passengers by tram at the end of 2015, after the first excavation to be hit in April 2016. On the two-way, 7-kilometer, 11-station route between Sekapark and Otogar, our turquoise blue tram, which was determined by the votes of our people over the internet, was named Akçaray again at the request of our people. " said.
Approximately 180 MILLION TL
Then, the General Secretary of the Metropolitan Tahir Büyükakın, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Law, not announced as the actual cost of the total cost of the project is 180 million Turkish Liras. Within the scope of the project, 40 10 pieces of trolley will be taken Büyükakın, trams 240 personality, he said.
Büyükakın, Sekapark-Otogar between the daily 16 thousand passengers moved and 2017 this number will go to the 40 bin, saying the tram line will reduce this burden significantly. Büyükakın stated that they had been working on the total 10 alternative line until they decided on the project and finally decided on the current project. The project presentation meeting ended with a video showing the route of the tram.