The First Domestic Tram Silkworm Is Teaching Universities

silkworm tram
silkworm tram

The local tram, which was produced under the consultancy of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, also attracted the attention of universities. Some universities, who want to see the 'silkworm', which has become the symbol of Bursa's power in technology and design, and to have information about the production stages, come to Bursa to visit their production facilities.

In Istanbul, the world's leading companies have joined 'Eurasia Rail Rail Light Rail, the Infrastructure and Logistics Fair showcased Turkey's first local tram' Silkworm ', symbol of an industrial town as the featured Bursa technology and the power of design to date it was. In the production process of the tram, which is possible to see all its splendor with only a 10-minute examination in the exhibition area, the difficult and difficult obstacles were overcome in the production process, which took 3 years. Turkish tram, which foreign tram manufacturers go for examination during production, says 'almost impossible', surprises even foreign tram producers in their field today.


Bursa Metropolitan Mayor Recep Altepe emphasized the importance of the contribution of the tram to the Turkish economy. Expressing that nowadays all cities are turning to the rail system, but rail system vehicles are necessarily obtained from foreign companies, President Altepe said, “Today we pay 28 million TL for a 8-meter wagon. In other words, the bill for a 4-string trainer is 32 million TL. Therefore, we had to manufacture our own vehicle. We believed that we could produce both cheaper and better quality. Even the fact that at least the money paid for the tram will remain in the country is of great importance for our country's economy. Nobody could believe that we said them. Now, the tram, which is the work of Turkish engineers, from its software to production, is in the middle. ” said.

Taha Aydın, the consultant of Metropolitan Mayor Recep Altepe and also the local tram Project Director, said that it was never easy to realize a first, but they realized a first in Bursa with much work and patience. Expressing that they started to carry out the project through the municipality at the beginning, Aydın said, “The initiative of the municipality to be built within the transportation company Burulaş has developed. However, we observed that the system does not comply with the legislation. A piece will be received, offers are received, the tender is made, and then the tender is expected to wait for 45 days. It is difficult to recruit staff, it is difficult to adapt the system to legislation. In short, we started to struggle with bureaucracy. We will not look at it, it was decided that this work will be done by the private sector and we have covered a great distance in as little as 2,5 years. We designed a chassis system, mechanical and electronic systems were synchronized. The walking gear was made. Prototype vehicle was produced and passed tests abroad. When we saw that the tram we produced was walking on the rails, we were happy like the father who saw her baby walk first. ” he spoke.

On the other hand, some universities that stand out with their engineering faculties will come to Bursa in the coming days to get information about the production phases of the tram they watched in the documentary.

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