Izmir tram sign (photo gallery)

Izmir signature for tram: Izmir Metropolitan Municipality continues the construction of tram lines that will start a new era in urban transportation, while tram vehicles within the scope of the project are produced at Hyundai Eurotem facilities in Adapazarı. The vehicles, the first of which will be delivered in December, attract attention with their Izmir-specific design and high locality.

Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, who went to the factory to examine the vehicles under construction, received a briefing about the production process. In the presentation, which was also attended by TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız, it was announced that Eurotem was using the domestic production vehicle body for the first time thanks to the sensitivity of the Metropolitan Municipality regarding the locality. Mayor Kocaoğlu signed the body of the first tram, which was completed.

Izmir trams will not only add a new color to the silhouette of the city with their aesthetic appearance, but also contribute to the country's economy with their high locality rate in the production phase. kazanwill provide three.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality's two separate lines (Karşıyaka ve Konak), the production of the vehicles that will provide service within the scope of the tram project to be realized is carried out in the facilities of Eurotem company in Adapazarı. Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu examined the first Izmir tram, whose construction was largely completed, and watched the briefing offered by the company officials.

In addition to Brifinge President Kocaoğlu, TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız, one of the affiliates of Eurotem, Hyundai Rotem Sales and Project Management Director Kim Cheol Geun, İzmir Metro A.Ş. General Manager Sönmez Alev, İZBAN General Manager Sabahattin Eriş, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality General Secretary Pervin Şenel Genç, Deputy Secretary General Buğra Gökçe and municipal bureaucrats responsible for rail system investments.

President Kocaoğlu signed

Metropolitan Municipality is the first time the body production line accuracy in terms of increasing the local share of the project was carried out in Turkey, explaining, it puts its signature on the President Aziz Kocaoglu first Izmir tram at the request of company officials.

2019 km rail system in 180

Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, in his speech before the investigations at the facility, the first time a collaboration results in the local government by state-owned enterprises in Turkey recalling that izban born, she is said that a very important example. Expressing that the works that will extend the line to Torbalı and Selçuk continue, Mayor Kocaoğlu said, “When we came to work in 2004, there was an 11 km rail system line in İzmir. Today we have 100 km. With the 30-kilometer Torbalı to be opened soon, the 26-kilometer Selçuk line under construction and our tram lines, we will have put into service a network of over 2019 kilometers of rail systems by 180. Emphasizing that Eurotem, which was established with the partnership of TCDD and Hyundai, is important for the country's industry, İzmir Aziz emphasized that it is important for the country's industry to produce tram wheels.

Half a century

TCDD General Director Ömer Yıldız, Turkey has made important progress in all lines of the railways in recent years and as of 2018 within the framework of these breakthroughs, said they plan to make electric and signalized. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality together with their partnership that operates the longest commuter line in Turkey expressing Stars, "Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu I thank for the cooperation Compatible" he said. Drawing attention to the fact that reaching 85 percent locality rate in the production of Izmir trams is a very important step, TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız said that he believes that the rail system vehicles, which are lifelong around 30-35 years, will provide at least 50 services thanks to successful business administration in İzmir.

More locality

Kim Cheol Geun, Director of Sales, Europe, Africa, Middle East Sales and Project Management of Hyundai Rotem company, said that he is happy to continue his cooperation with İZBAN project with Izmir trams. As in the tram izban stating that a Turkish company which produced under EUROTEM Cheol Kim Geun conflict, voiced for the first time in Turkey it started to produce car body thanks to this project. Kim Cheol Geun stated that they are aware that the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality attaches great importance to the localization of railway vehicles and that they have achieved a very high leap in the total locality rate with the tram project:

Iz As Hyundai Rotem, we will do our best to increase the localization rate by not just leaving the localization on the trunk. We have designed the tram car for İzmir at the same time to be a part of the city's skyline and reflect the characteristics of the people of Izmir. Ür

Passed tests in South Korea

The 5-module vehicle body produced for the Izmir tram project was subjected to load resistance tests at Hyundai Rotem's firm in South Korea. The domestic-made vehicle body, which has successfully completed all the stages, started production with the Izmir tram for the first time. In addition to the body, equipment and materials such as outer covers, armchairs and upholstery, and air conditioning are also available domestically.

Each of the trams produced with the 285 passenger capacity will have a length of 32 meters. There are driver cabins on both ends of the tram and four 8 doors on each side.

Adorned with the colors of Izmir

The geographical, cultural, historical and social features of the city were brought to the fore as the main theme for trams designed specifically for İzmir. While combining the interior, exterior and color combinations of the vehicles, it was aimed to meet Izmir's past and today. The outer graphic pattern was chosen choppy. The windows on the side walls of the tram vehicles were also designed as panoramic as possible.

The first party comes in December

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


12,6 km Fahrettin Altay-Konak-Halkapınar, 8,8 km, planned by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in order to breathe public transportation. Karşıyaka-Turkish firm "Gülermak" awarded the tender for the construction of Mavişehir lines kazanhad been. Undertaking the construction works of the line, the company agreed with Eurotem, of which TCDD is among its partners, for the production of tram vehicles. EUROTEM was established in 2006 with the partnership of Hyundai Rotem and Hyundai Corporation from Korea, and TCDD, TÜVASAŞ and Haco from Turkey. The company produces high-speed train and tram sets and various railway vehicles in Turkey.

Mansion and Karşıyaka Tram Project line information

Konak Tramway

Route to: Fahrettin Altay Square-Konak-Halkapinar

Length: 12,6 km

Number of Stops: 19 pcs

Number of vehicles: 21

Commercial speed: 24 km / h

Karşıyaka Streetcar

Route: Karşıyaka-Mavişeh is

Length: 8,8 km

Number of Stops: 14 pcs

Number of vehicles: 17 pieces

Commercial speed: 24 km / h

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