📩 30/09/2019 10:53
In Konya, the tram was known from the beginning of the century. The Grand Vizier of Ferid Pasha, who was the governor of Konya in the 1917, was also transported to Konya by the electric tram in Salonika. After the Atatürk monument, the horse-drawn tram passed through Gazi High School and reached the former Park Cinema. The second tramway, which runs from the Government House, was going to the Sultan Selim Mosque. The Konya adventure of the horse-drawn trolley, which exceeds the 30 kilometer, did not last much; Passenger and cargo trolleys up to 1930 have been removed from this date.
TRAMVAY, 90 YEARS CULTURE OF KONYA
Electric models were replaced by trams that were firstly removed from Thessaloniki in 1917 and brought to Konya and towed with the help of horses. Trams that travel hundreds of kilometers in a day, travel hundreds of kilometers and bring thousands of people to their homes, workplaces and schools serve Konyalılar as they did 90 years ago. The trams, which were first removed from Thessaloniki in 1917 by the work of the then Mayor of Muhlis Koner, were taken with the help of horses. There were no first and second locations in the trams, which are two types, summer and winter. The number of passengers on the horse-drawn trams, which are moving very slowly, has decreased day by day.
AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY TRADERS
The automakers company, which was established in the same period in Konya, started to run in front of the station-government by bringing two small buses. While trams were scrapped, tram rails were melted and started to be used as electricity poles. After 1924 years, it was decided to construct a tram line between Alaaddin and Campus in 63 because the existing buses could not bear the passenger load and the distance of the university campus increased the fuel cost. As a result of the works started in 1987, the tramway between Alaaddin-Cumhuriyet in 1987 and Alaaddin-Kampus in 1992 was completed and the trips were started. Approximately 1995 thousand passengers are transported in one day with the 19-kilometer light rail system line. Trams, which used to hold only 110 passengers in the past and which were drawn by horses, can now carry about 20 passengers at a time and draw their power from electricity.
GERMAN PRODUCTION TRAMWORDS IN 1992
Trams used by Germany in 1940-1970 and now used as bars on German streets provide public transportation services in Konya. Konya Tramway was designed in 1986 and came into service in 1992. 24 trams running 60 hours a day between Zafer-Kampus form the backbone of Konya's urban transportation. Especially those who live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the most crowded neighborhoods of Konya, especially prefer trams. And all of the passengers are looking forward to changing the trams, even if at least installing air conditioners.