Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Murat Zoruloğlu gave the expected news about the city's expectation Rail System. Stating that the first report in the Transportation Master Plan has arrived, Mayor Zorluoğlu said, “The first draft of the report has come before us. Transportation Department will make a presentation. The first information they gave me was a feasible figure in the section between the City Hospital and the City Center. He said that the number of passengers is sufficient for the light rail.
Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality Council CHP Group Deputy Chairman Turgay Şahin drew attention to the traffic jam in Trabzon Akyazı and suggested a rail system.
Speaking at the Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality Council, Şahin talked about the history of the process and said, “There is a traffic jam in Akyazı during Trabzonspor matches. That's going to be a bigger problem when it's over. In 2018, during the time of Mr. Canalioğlu, a light rail system project was created from Meydan to Beşirli and then to Akyazı. When the election was lost, when Mr. Gümrükçüoğlu came, he started an administrative investigation about our friends who put this project out to tender, that it was not profitable, they caused harm to the state.
In 2016, he transferred this rail system to the municipal performance program. He held a press conference in 2018. We will restore the Rail System, but it is not the route.
Our projects are completed. He said that an appropriation of 200 thousand TL was put into the budget of Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality. In 2019, our President also went to the meeting area here. In the coming period, we will introduce the TRabzon rail system. We will build Akçaabat - Akyazı, KTü Airport, Yomra Arsin OIZ lines.
One year later, our fellow countryman, our Minister of Transport, Turhan, we will unite Akyazı with Of. What he said, what he said, is none of my business. Let them start this rail system as soon as possible, from KTU to Akyazı, from Akyazı to Söğütlü Trabzon University. This is my request.. Trabzon will have a lot of trouble in a few years. At least, it should go as far as Akçaabat, Yomra and Arsin later on. He said that the part from KTU to Trabzon University should be done urgently.
TALKED BUT STATED IN THE CITY
Chairman Zorluoğlu noted that the first report of the Master Plan is out. Zorluoğlu said, “I wrote it in our election booklet. We approached this issue differently than anyone else before us. We said that this job can't be done with my saying or your saying. If such a large investment is to be made, it must first be based on scientific studies. That's why we have discussed the Transport Master Plan, which has been spoken in this city for years, but only so-called. We are at the point of finishing our work. The first draft of the Final Report has come before us. Transportation Department will make a presentation. The first information they gave me was a feasible figure in the section between the City Hospital and the City Center. The number of passengers is sufficient for the light rail…
I WILL SHARE THE DETAILS WITH YOU
The Transport Master Plan is approved by the Ministry of Transport. I will share the details of the result with you. Let me give you some preliminary information as it is currently in draft form. The result is that our city currently has enough passengers for the light rail system during peak hours. This was very important to the foundation of the business. We were happy with that too.
Now, as a city, with all our dynamics, professional chambers, NGOs, political parties, we must take concrete steps to introduce Trabzon to the light rail system.
We will send this report to the Ministry of Transport as soon as possible for confirmation. We will also have our meeting. Building a light rail system to Trabzon is also very important for us. We have followed it up until now, from now on we will make every effort to finalize it. The light rail system suits Trabzon.