Test runs started on Konak tramway, where line fabrications were completed. The first voyages between Halkapınar and Üçkuyular were Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu and the press members of İzmir.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is preparing to open the doors of a new era in public transportation with its 450 million lira tram project. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality put into service last year in line with the goal of "environmentalist" and "comfortable" transportation. Karşıyaka After the tram, he completed the construction works of Konak Tram. Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu became the first passengers of the trial expedition between Halkapinar and Uckuyular with the journalists from Izmir. The citizens who saw the tram in motion experienced great excitement and happiness.
Grass is moving on the ground
Konak Tramway is 12.8 kilometers long and 18 stops between F.Altay Square-Konak-Halkapınar. It proceeds in the section up to the Mustafa Kemal Boulevard Vehicle Underpass, as two separate lines on the Mustafa Kemal Beach Boulevard, land and sea side. The line, which joins as a double line on the sea side after the vehicle underpass, reaches Konak Square by proceeding by maintaining the traffic flow with 3 lanes going and coming to Sabancı Cultural Center. Following the Gazi Boulevard from Konak Square, the Poet Eşref Boulevard, Ali Çetinkaya Boulevard, is connected to Alsancak Station via Ziya Gökalp Boulevard. It ends at Halkapınar ESHOT Garage with the passing of Halkapınar Bridge, from Alsancak Station to Şehitler Street and return to Liman Street. Konak Tramway is going as “the green section” on the grass ground, with the 4th lane on the road side of Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard on the land and sea side. The signaling infrastructure is renewed within the scope of the Intelligent Traffic System and provides a safe and sustainable access. While the sea city is emphasized in its design with its blue and turquoise tones, İzmir's tram vehicles, which are also emphasized by the sunny weather of İzmir and its lively and cheerful structure, are 32 meters long and have a carrying capacity of 285 passengers.
Karşıyaka Tram last April Karşıyaka 8.8 was launched as a stop on the 14 kilometer route between Iskele and Mavisehir. The tram, which operates as a round trip double line, starts from Alaybey. Karşıyaka from the coast to the arrival and departure along the coast to the Suat Taşer Open Air Theater by the sea is running double line. From there, the tramway continues as a separate line on the sea and land side of the 2.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, evaluating incoming passenger demands Karşıyaka has been approved for the extension of the tram line to Çiğli İzban Station, Katip Çelebi University and Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone. The construction of the project will begin in the coming days.
Carbon dioxide emission will decrease by 25 percent
Mansion and Karşıyaka With the introduction of trams, 19 thousand 272 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles, 251 thousand 795 tons, electric buses and other transportation investments and 648 thousand tons will be reduced with the introduction of Fully Adaptive Traffic Control System. With the investments in transportation, carbon dioxide emissions will decrease by 25 percent and thus İzmir will breathe with environmentally friendly transportation. Mansion and Karşıyaka The total cost of the tram lines and the total 38 vehicles that will work on these lines will reach 390 million TL. Two tram lines will run at 3 minutes each at peak times and 4 – 5 minutes at other times.