38 local trams come to Izmir's tracks

38 local trams arrive on the rails of Izmir: While Izmir Metropolitan Municipality continues the construction of tram lines that will start a new era in urban transportation, the tram vehicles within the scope of the project are produced at Hyundai Eurotem facilities in Adapazarı. The vehicles, whose first batch will be delivered in December, attract attention with their Izmir-specific design and high localization rate.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, who went to the factory to examine the vehicles under construction, received a briefing about the production process. In the presentation attended by TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız, it was announced that thanks to the sensitivity of the municipality regarding localization, Eurotem was using the domestic production vehicle body for the first time with this project. Kocaoglu, the construction of the first completed trams, the company officials at the request of his signature.

İzmir tramways will add a new color to the silhouette of the city with its aesthetic appearance and will provide the economy of the country with the high localization rate at the production stage. Greater Municipality Karşıyaka and Konak lines, the vehicles that will serve within the scope of the tram project that will be implemented are manufactured in the facilities of Eurotem company in Adapazarı. Mayor Kocaoğlu examined the first Izmir tram that was completed to a great extent and received a briefing from the company officials. The briefing was also attended by Eurotem's participant TCDD General Manager Yıldız, Hyundai Rotem Sales and Project Management Director Kim Cheol Geun, İzmir Metro A.Ş. General Manager Sönmez Alev, İZBAN General Manager Sabahattin Eriş, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Pervin Şenel Genç, Deputy Secretary General Buğra Gökçe and municipal bureaucrats responsible for rail system investments also attended.


Mayor Kocaoglu, in his speech before the inspection at the facility, the first time a result of a collaboration of local authorities with state-owned enterprises in Turkey recalling that izban born, it is said that a very important example. Stating that the works to extend the line to Torbalı and Selçuk districts are continuing, “When we took office in 2004, 11 km. there was a rail system line. 100 km today. we even have Together with the 30-kilometer Torbalı, 26-kilometer Selçuk line and tram lines to be opened soon, we will have a rail system network of over 2019 kilometers into service by 180. " he spoke. President Kocaoğlu emphasized that Eurotem, which was established in partnership with TCDD and Hyundai, is important for the country's industry to produce tram tractors in Izmir and said, "We are extremely pleased with the domestic production reaching 85 percent. said.


TCDD General Director Ömer Yıldız said that while significant progress made on the railways in Turkey in recent years, and as all lines of 2018. In this context, they plan to make electric and signalized. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality together with their partnership emphasizing the longest commuter line operating in Turkey, "Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu would like to thank co-operation for compatible." said. Pointing out that reaching 85 percent localization rate in the production of İzmir trams is a very important step, Yıldız said that he believes that the rail system vehicles, which have a life of 30-35 years, will provide at least 50 services thanks to the successful operation in İzmir.


In his speech, Hyundai Rotem Director Geun said that he was happy to continue the cooperation they started with the İZBAN project with Izmir trams. As in the tram izban stating that a Turkish company that manufactured under the conflict EUROTEM Cheol Kim Geun, said that thanks to this project started to be produced in Turkey for the first time the vehicle body. Expressing that İzmir Metropolitan Municipality attaches great importance to the localization in railway vehicles and that they have achieved a very high jump in the total localization rate with the tram project, he said, “As Hyundai Rotem, we will do our best to increase our localization rate by not only leaving the localization in the body. We designed the tram vehicle we produced for Izmir to be a part of the city's skyline and reflect the characteristics of the people of Izmir. " He spoke in the form


The five-module vehicle body produced for the Izmir tram project was subjected to load endurance tests at Hyundai Rotem's production facilities in South Korea. The locally made vehicle body, which successfully passed all stages, was put into production for the first time with the Izmir tram. In addition to the body, equipment and materials such as exterior claddings, seats and upholstery and air conditioning are also procured domestically. Each of the trams, which are produced to have a capacity of 285 passengers, will be 32 meters long. There is the driver's cabin at both ends, and a total of eight doors from four on each side.


The geography, culture, history and social features of the city were brought to the fore as the main theme for the trams specially designed for Izmir. While creating color combinations with the interior and exterior appearance of the vehicles, it was aimed to bring the past of İzmir together with its present. The outer graphic pattern is chosen as wavy. The windows on the side walls of the tramway vehicles were also designed as panoramic as possible.


The first three of the 38 tram vehicles to be produced for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality will be delivered on December 26, 2015. Following the 2016-piece batches in April and October 12, the last 11 vehicles will land on the tracks on February 26, 2017.


12,6 km. Fahrettin Altay-Konak-Halkapınar planned by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in order to breathe urban public transportation, 8,8 km. Karşıyaka-The Turkish firm Gülermak won the tender for the construction of the Mavişehir lines. This company has signed an agreement with Eurotem, which is also among the partners of TCDD for the production of tram vehicles. EUROTEM, South Korea's Hyundai Rotem and Hyundai Corporation, Turkey from Turkish State Railways, was established in the year 2006 TÜVASAŞ Haco companies and partnerships. The company produces a variety of rail vehicles with high-speed train and tram sets in Turkey.

Mansion and Karşıyaka Tram project line information:

Konak Tramway
Route to: Fahrettin Altay Square-Konak-Halkapinar
Distance: 12,6 km.
Number of Stops: 19 pcs
Number of vehicles: 21
Commercial speed: 24 km / h

Karşıyaka Streetcar
Route: Karşıyaka-Mavişeh is
Distance: 8,8 km.
Number of Stops: 14 pcs
Number of vehicles: 17 pieces

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