The names leading the economy of Izmir and the country met at Konak Tramway, which started pre-operation flights. Izmir Economic Development Coordination Board members traveled by tram to the March meeting to be held at the Historical Gas Factory. The impressions were that the tram journey was pleasant and comfortable.
The 78th meeting of the Izmir Economic Development Coordination Board (İEKKK) was held with the participation of representatives of institutions and organizations that play a role in the development of the city economy. Board members came to the Historical Gas Factory, where the meeting was to be held, by Konak Tramway, which started pre-operating flights with passengers. İEKKK members who got on the tram with the citizens after the meeting that took place at the first station in Fahrettin Altay, thanked Mayor Kocaoğlu for this important investment. Board members summarized their views on the tram journey as follows:
Selami Özpoyraz: “The tram project is an important turning point for the city. In addition to facilitating transportation, it is also very important for urban aesthetics. We traveled so comfortably .. Number 10 was service. "
Uğur Yüce: “It is magnificent. It is extremely important in terms of both traffic and air pollution in all developed countries, especially in city centers. These are also very well-chosen, very comfortable quality vehicles. God bless you."
Enis Özsaruhan: “I like it. Pretty good. His speed was also normal to me. Brand new trams, very comfortable. I hope it will increase and meet the majority of public transportation. "
Mustafa Güçlü: "Good luck. I am someone who lives the Konak-Güzelyalı tram, which is the old version of the tram on this line. Years have passed and we met the tram again. This time, different technology, different possibilities. I really liked the new tram. "
Şerife İnci Eren: “I liked it very much. An extremely convenient, comfortable and modern transportation service has been provided. I thank those who contributed. "
Buses will be taken from the tram route
Stating that the trips will become more frequent after the pre-operation in the tram, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “An adjustment period must pass. At the end of this process, we will pull 100-150 buses running parallel on the tram line. This will ease the traffic, ”he said. Stating that they will hold the second stage tender of Narlıdere metro in the coming days, Mayor Kocaoğlu said that this will be followed by the Buca metro project.
He stated that each of the rail system lines brought about the need for other lines, and that the rail system would become increasingly common to capillaries, and the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality said:
“The essence of the matter is this: 14 years ago, the rail system was carrying 70-80 thousand people. Today, we will exceed 800 thousand with Konak Tram. If TCDD accepts our proposal in İZBAN, it is possible to easily increase this number to 1 million 200 thousand. But we cannot agree on both signaling and decommissioning of regional trains. "