Change in the tram route in Izmir

Change in the tram route in Izmir: İZMİR Metropolitan Municipality will make a surprise change on the tram route between Üçkuyular and Halkapınar, which is the 13 kilometer, after the suggestions and criticisms, especially in the chambers of profession. An alternative project was prepared with the instruction of the Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, on the way of the Üçkuyular-Konak section of the tramway that was delivered to the producer company, and on the existing road in Mithatpaşa Street instead of the parks where the sidewalk, parking and trees were located. If Kocaoglu gives the final approval, the producer will be notified of the change of itinerary.

Üçkuyular-Halkapınar, which is one of the important alternatives for solving the transportation problem in the city center in İzmir and Karşıyaka- The tender for Bostanli trams was made. Prior to the tenders, the Chamber of Architects and the professional chambers explained their reservations and objections. Professional chambers suggested that the route be passed through Mithatpaşa Street with the current vehicle traffic flow instead of passing through Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard until Üçkuyular Konak.

The professional chambers were on the Şair Eşref Boulevard not to pass through the middle median of mulberry trees and car parks, the use of the existing road and the lack of barriers to prevent pedestrians crossing the street. The chambers demanding that the trees not be cut, demanded a separate road for the tram. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the tender specifications in the preparation stage of the objections made by professional chambers a year ago December 2013 date has been revised considering.

After the line came from Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard to Konak, after passing Konak Pier, it was decided to move to the mixed system, lay the line on the existing road, work as part of the trams traffic and follow the signaling system. At the Şair Eşref Boulevard, the passage of the line through the median center was abandoned. Thus, mulberry trees were saved. However, the proposal for the passing of the vocational rooms from Üçkuyular-Konak to Mithatpaşa Street was not taken into consideration for 1 years ago.


Gülermak company won the tram tenders. On August 2014, the company has been cut off. Construction sites were established. However, the reaction of the chambers on the beach boulevard, the interruption of the pedestrians with the 6 lane and the interruption of the two-lane tram line continued. On the other hand, the car park on the beach will be reduced to be criticized by the citizens living here.

KOCAOĞLU explained

Taking into consideration the recommendations of the chambers a year ago, the first revision of the Metropolitan Municipality of the 5 a month later this time the line between Üçkuyular-Konak Mithatpaşa Street to take the alternative route project was prepared to be taken. Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu recently prepared an alternative route project for the passage of the line from Mithatpaşa Street considering the sensitivities, criticisms and suggestions of Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard. Mayor Kocaoglu, Izmir Economic Development and Coordination Board Gaziemir New Fairground tour of the tram line will take the Mithatpaşa Street announced.


Kocaoğlu has not yet given the final approval for the alternative route project on the passage of the tram, which was announced by Mithatpaşa Street. If the signature of the change undertakes the new route and the project contractor firm Gülermak will be notified. The change will not adversely affect the annual tender process of 3. Hence, hundreds of trees on the agenda of the dismantling of the professional chambers will remain.


Hasan Topal, Chairman of the Izmir Branch of the Chamber of Architects, said that he found the decision to pass through Mithatpaşa Street as they suggested by the tram. Saying that the changes made between Konak Pier and Alsancak Station have turned into the way they suggested, but they said that the project will have some negative reflections to the city due to the fact that Mithatpaşa Street is not preferred, Ö. . Coastal transportation would be difficult with two tram lines. If the decision of Mithatpaşa Caddesi is final, it would be very correct. ”


Fahrettin Altay Square will start from the side of the market tram line from the tram line will change from Mithatpaşa Street to Konak until the current traffic will be mixed. It'il fit the signaling. Under the pedestrian bridge in front of Konak Pier, the tram line that will drive from the side of the road to Gazi Boulevard will enter Şehit Fethi Bey Street and from there it will use the route with the highway traffic. Following the Republic Square, the line will go to Şehit Nevres Boulevard and from there to Şair Eşref Boulevard. The tram line is going to be divided into two. The line which will continue in this way until Vahap Özaltay Square will be reunited near Alsancak Station. Following the Gar, the tram line that goes to Şehitler Street will end at the Halkapınar Warehouse Area of ​​İzmir Metro.



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