First Rails Laid in the Construction of Çiğli Tram

The first rails were laid on the cigli tram
The first rails were laid on the cigli tram

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer made examinations on the Çiğli Tram, where construction works were started to strengthen the rail system network in urban transportation. Soyer said, “The tram will provide great comfort to those living in this region. Our whole goal is to bring the tram to the service of citizens by the end of 2022,” he said.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer examined the works in the construction of Çiğli Tram. President Tunç Soyer, who received information from Mehmet Ergenekon, Head of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Rail System Department, about the ongoing productions at the Evka-5 junction, heralded that the first rails of the tram were laid within the scope of the works in the region. Stating that they set out with the vision of “We are knitting İzmir with iron nets”, Soyer said, “To see that iron rails assembling has begun, fills our hearts. Despite the pandemic, despite the hot weather, my friends continue to work without interruption. I am very proud of that,” he said.

“An investment that will reach 1 billion 250 million liras in total”

Reminding that the tender for the purchase of tram vehicles was made, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “We are talking about an investment that will reach 1 billion 250 million liras in total. But the benefits it will provide will be much higher than this figure. Therefore, we continue to work with peace of mind and determination.” Stating that the traffic will be relieved when the project is completed, Soyer said, “The tram will provide great comfort to those living in this region. Our whole goal is to bring the tram to the service of citizens by the end of 2022,” he said.

In the construction of Çiğli Tram, approximately 200 meters of rail were manufactured and excavation works were completed in 11 kilometers of the 2-kilometer line. Transformer manufacturing continues for energy supply within the scope of construction.

Consists of 14 stations

Çiğli Tram line is 11 kilometers long and consists of 14 stations. Karşıyaka The line, which will start from Cevreyolu Station, will be connected to Çiğli İstasyonaltı Mahallesi with the connection bridge. Approximately 500 meters of connecting bridge will cross the ring road and there will be pedestrian and bicycle paths as well as the tram line on the bridge. Most of the route was planned as a double line, passing through the middle medians of the existing streets and roads. Line route Karşıyaka Cevreyolu Station will serve Ataşehir, Çiğli İstasyonaltı Mahallesi, Çiğli İzban Station, Çiğli Regional Training Hospital, Ata Industrial Zone, Katip Çelebi University and Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone. also Karşıyaka During the construction of the tram, Ataşehir-Mavişehir Izban Station connection, which is about 1 kilometer long, which could not be made due to property problems, will also be implemented within the framework of the construction of this line. With the Çiğli Tram put into service, the length of the tram lines in İzmir will reach 33,6 kilometers.

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