How the Mudanya Railway Line was closed: The story of the Mudanya Train, which runs between Mudanya and Bursa, came out of the dusty shelves of Bursa. In 1948, the General Directorate of State Railways at Bursa City Hall decided to lift the train on the grounds that it was not economical. The petition that Prime Minister Adnan Menderes said to the Turkish Grand National Assembly, "We are hurting", has emerged.
The story of closing the Mudanya Train, which runs between Mudanya Bursa, came out of the dusty shelves of Bursa. The decision to close the Mudanya Train, which was removed after the 56-year expedition, was made at the time of the Prime Minister of the time, Adnan Menderes. Menderes wrote in his petition to the Turkish Grand National Assembly that, as long as it is operated by the State Railways Administration, the line that gives deficit in the budget should be closed due to the competition of motor vehicles. In 1948, the General Directorate of State Railways held a meeting about the future of the Mudanya Train in Bursa City Hall and it was decided to lift the train in 1948 on the grounds that it was not economical.
“THE OPERATION DOES NOT MEAN”
Menderes explained that this line gave a deficit exceeding 1947 thousand lira in 320 in the face of the competition of motor vehicles, “Despite the savings measures, 1948 thousand lira has passed in 8 months of 242 and with this course of traffic, the deficit will increase to 1948 thousand lira in 375 and with income in the coming years. It was understood that the gap between them gradually increased and gradually all the transportation would be transferred to the highway and the American specialists at the State Railways Administration were also consulted about the arbitrariness. 10. The Council of Ministers, upon the notification of the fact that there are no civil servants for the maintenance and operation of a railway, which is now in this condition, by the specialists. 7. With a decision made in 1948, this line has been shut down temporarily as of 9. 9. 1948 ”.
THIS ARTICLE OF MENDERES IN THE ARCHIVES
NUMBER OF 229
Mudanya - Bursa and Ilıca - İskele - Palamutluk Railway Company
Law on the abolition and liquidation of these lines
and Transport and Budget commissions reports (1 / 406)
Prime Ministry S. VI. 1952
General Directorate of Administration
Number - 71/2198, 6/1603
To the Presidency of the Grand National Assembly
11. I sincerely present that the draft law, which was decided to be submitted to the High Council in 1952, was submitted with the justification.
Mudanya - Bursa and Ilıca - İskele - Palamutluk railroads' justification for the law for the closure of the operation was taken in 1892 by a private and foreign company, and the 31. XII 1930 km operated by this company until 41. Since the construction of the Mudanya-Bursa railway line, which is one meter wide and the railway line between Bursa and Mudanya in recent years, has been started to be operated by the aforementioned company, due to the competition of motor vehicles, whose activity has increased, 32. V. This line was purchased from the company with a contract approved by Law No. 31 that entered into force in 1931. As long as it was operated by the State Railways Administration, this line continued to be open due to the competition of motor vehicles. In the face of the competition of motor vehicles, the open amount of this line exceeded 1815 1947 liras in 320, and despite the savings measures, it exceeded 000 1948 liras in the 8 months of 242, and with this course of traffic, the deficit will increase to 000 1948 liras in 375, and the gap between income and expenditure will gradually increase gradually in the coming years. It was understood that almost all the transportation would be transferred to the highway, and the opinion of the American Railroads at the State Railways Administration was argued about the arbitrariness. VII. Issued in 000
9 this line with a decision. IX. 1948 has been closed for business since.
RAILS REMOVED IN 1953
Bursa - Mudanya Railway line, which is 41 kilometers long, started to be built in 1873. The railway line made its first flight in 1908 on June 10, 14, with 50 locomotives, 18 passenger wagons and 1892 freight wagons. On July 10, 1953, he made his last trip and his rails were dismantled. The administrative building of the railway line is currently used as the Montanya Hotel building in Mudanya. The coal of the Merinos Factory was also transported by this train. Coals were transported from the Zonguldak to the Mudanya Port by ferry and then transported to the Merinos Factory with the Mudanya Train. The train, which also has an important function for the Merinos Factory, which produces the electricity of Bursa, was also used in the shipment of soldiers.