The tender process has started for the 3rd stage rail system line in Antalya: Antalya Metropolitan Municipality has started the tender process for the 23-kilometer 3rd stage rail system line. In the first tender, corridor studies of the new line will be carried out and their projects will be procured. After the tender to be held on August 7, the kitchen work of the new line will be completed within 200 days with the completion of the process.
The Metropolitan Municipality started the tender process to add the third one to the Meydan-Airport-EXPO line, which is 11 kilometers long and started to be used in 2009, following the Fatih-Meydan light rail line. The Varsak - Bus Terminal - Meltem - Nostalgia Tram line, which will be implemented as the third stage in Antalya, will be the biggest transportation investment of the city with a length of 3 kilometers. The tender process will start with pre-qualification applications to be made on August 23.
The new line works planned by the Metropolitan in three phases as Varsak - Bus Station, Bus Terminal - Meltem, Meltem - Nostalgic Tram, also envisages the rehabilitation of the nostalgic line extending to Zerdalilik at the Antalya Museum. The 3rd stage rail system line, where the works will be carried out, will start from the old Varsak Municipality. The line starting from this point will extend from the middle median along Yeşilırmak Street to the intersection of Sakarya Boulevard at the level. The line that will enter underground here will rise above the ground again in the middle median on Sakarya Boulevard and will join the existing line at the Otogar stop. The length of the line on this route was planned as 12 kilometers.
In the tender specifications, it is stated that there is no technical problem for the line to connect with the existing line at the bus station. In the specification, it was stated that the existing underground station was built in two ways to connect a single line. According to this, the single error will be reduced before the double lines to the junction area for junction in the stall and will be united under the ground to the blinded connection structure.
The bus station stop will also be used as a transfer point. Passengers who wish will switch to the old line to reach the city center. However, passengers who want to reach Akdeniz University Hospital, Courthouse or Training and Research Hospital from Varsak will continue their journey with the same vehicle. The bus station-Meltem line, which is about 5 kilometers long, will rise above ground in Dumlupınar Boulevard's central refuge. On the journey, which will continue as a level, it will go underground again in the approach of the Meltem turnout and reach the Training and Research Hospital as level crossing through the Meltem District. At this point, the line will merge with the nostalgic tram line. With the rehabilitation of the 6-kilometer nostalgia line, the third stage line from Varsak to Zerdalilik will be completed.
Metropolitan Municipality of 200 demanded completion of all kitchen work related to the said line during the day, the current and future travel demands will be determined in the mentioned transportation corridors. For this, field research will be done, on weekdays, at least 8 hour, vehicle and passenger counts will be made. At least one 4 survey will be carried out in the study, the structure of the ground will pass the line, the distance to the transformer, zoning status, such as all the elements that can affect the construction work will be looked at.