📩 10/11/2023 10:14
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tahir Büyükakın, when asked at the council meeting whether he was working on building a rail system in the Umuttepe region, said that they were working on the funicular system.
When CHP council member Orhan Tanış asked whether there was any work on a rail system in the Kocaeli University region, Büyükakın explained the work done.
The statement of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tahir Büyükakın is an important step towards ensuring transportation of the Umuttepe region by rail system. It is understood that traditional rail systems such as metro and tram are not suitable due to the slope of the region. In this case, the funicular system stands out as the most suitable solution to provide transportation in the region.
Funicular systems are a safe and efficient transportation system used to transport people and goods on steep slopes. The system, which usually consists of two counterbalanced wagons, is connected to each other by a transport cable. This cable wraps around a pulley at the top end of the system. The wagons move with the tension of the cable.
Funicular systems are inferior to traditional rail systems such as trams and metro in terms of passenger carrying capacity. However, it offers a more efficient and economical solution on steeply sloping lands.
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality's plan to build a funicular system in the Umuttepe region is an important opportunity to solve the transportation problem of the region. With the implementation of this plan, transportation to the region will become easier and more comfortable.
The following points should be taken into consideration in the studies to be carried out for the application of the funicular system to the Umuttepe region:
- The route of the system should be determined to meet the transportation needs of the region.
- The system should be designed to suit the topography of the region.
- The system must be constructed in a modern and safe manner.
If these issues are taken into consideration, the funicular system will provide a significant transportation contribution to the Umuttepe region.