Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure approved the Çiğli Tram Line Project. After the project is approved by the Presidency, the construction tender and construction process will begin.
Another phase has passed in İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Çiğli Tram Line Project. The Çiğli Tram Line Project, which is included in the Izmir Master Transportation Master Plan, was approved by the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. Approximately 11 kilometers long project will be presented to the Presidency Strategy and Budget Directorate. After the approval of the Presidency, a construction tender will be made.
Connection with Karşıyaka and İZBAN Çiğli Tram Line construction will be completed in approximately 2,5 years. The line will be a continuation of Karşıyaka Tram. In order to integrate the line with İZBAN, a connection bridge of approximately 300 meters will be built over the ring road. In addition to the tram line, there will also be pedestrian and bicycle paths on the bridge.
Transport to hospital, university, industry
There will be tram stations in front of Çiğli Regional Training Hospital and İzmir Katip Çelebi University. The line will also pass through Çiğli Ata Sanayi and Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone (AOSB). Citizens who take the tram from Alaybey will be able to travel to Çiğli without interruption. Thus, vehicle traffic will be reduced.
Special thanks to Tunç Soyer for Dağ
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer also thanked the AK Party Deputy Chairman and Izmir Deputy Hamza Dağ, who came into operation during the approval process of the project. Sharing his social media account, Soyer said, “Good news has come for İzmir and Çiğli. Our project for Çiğli tram has been approved by the Ministry of Transport. I am grateful to the Minister of Transport Mehmet Cahit Turhan at the beginning and to İzmir deputy Hamza Dağ, who followed the project before the ministry. ”
14 station will
The line will consist of 14 stations. The line width will be 7,2 meters. Most of the route was planned as a double line, passing through the middle medians of the existing streets and roads. The first phase of the project will start from Karşıyaka Ring Road Station and cover the Ataşehir and Çiğli İstasyonaltı neighborhoods, Çiğli İZBAN Station and Çiğli Regional Training Hospital with the connection bridge. There will be four stations in this 3 thousand 500 meters long stage.
The second stage will start from Ataşehir Mahallesi and follow the Ata Sanayi Route, Katip Çelebi University, Ata Sanayi route and end at Çiğli Regional Training Hospital. There will be 7 stations in this stage, which is 500 meters long.