Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Carries 2012 Million Passengers in 12
Light rail system made by Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality 2 in service. In the year 12 carried millions of passengers.
Mayor Güzelbey said that the Rail System, which started service in March 2010, carried 2 million passengers in 2012 with the introduction of Karataş 12nd Stage. Stating that they are satisfied with the attention of the people of Gaziantep, Mayor Güzelbey said, “The 15-kilometer Rail System, which ends at the Burç junction, starting from the Gar Square, has reached a total of 6 km with the commissioning of the 2nd Stage between the 21-kilometer University-Akkent. As of March 1, 2013, the number of passengers carried by the system, which has completed its 2nd year of age, has reached 2012 million in 12. University students mostly prefer the system that our citizens living in Karataş Region can easily reach with the ring bus services created by our Metropolitan Municipality. ”
Stating that the Light Rail System, which provides service with 19 wagons at 11 stops starting from Karataş Akkent and ending at the station, continues to get full marks from the people of Gaziantep, that the construction of the 3rd Stage Ibrahimli line excites the citizens, and that the people of the city want to see this service in all points of the city, 'Transportation is a big problem for all metropolises. Transportation Gaziantep is also a big problem, we do not reflect this fact. However, Gaziantep does not have a serious problem in transportation. But we have to plan 5 years, 10 years, and 20 years. The 15 kilometer rail system provided great relief in urban transportation. This was a start. Then we made the 6-kilometer Karataş 2nd Stage. We do not say that we have solved the transportation problem of Gaziantep with the 21-kilometer rail system. However, we said that we will continue with the third stage after this start. We will have reached a 3-kilometer light rail transportation network with the 6,5-kilometer Ibrahimli stage. ”
Stating that the Rail System started operating at 05.40 in the morning and received its last passengers at 00.00 at night, Mayor Güzelbey said, “It has been adopted by our people that the Electronic Card is used in both buses and tram and provides various advantages. In addition, our citizens travel cheaper from the public transportation vehicle to the other public transportation vehicle, from the bus to the bus, from the bus to the Light Rail System, from the Light Rail System to the bus by paying 1 percent of the second boarding passes within 40 hour.
The Light Rail System, which serves by the Metropolitan Municipality, continues to provide contemporary, comfortable, fast and economical transportation opportunities to the people of Gaziantep at the 21 stop with an 220 wagon with a capacity of 11 on the total 19 kilometer line between Akkent and the Station.