İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has completed its manufacturing works by 90 percent. Karşıyaka The tram will begin trial runs at the end of December. These modern and environmentally friendly vehicles will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from urban public transport by nearly one thousand tonnes per year.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Konak and Karşıyaka continues the construction works of trams at full speed. Metropolitan Municipality, which increased the length of the rail system from 11 km to 130 km with the metro and suburban projects it has implemented, Karşıyaka tram line production by 90 percent, Konak tram line by completing the rate of 30 by making significant progress. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Karşıyaka continues its construction works from two branches in order to put its line into service in 2017. At the end of December, trial runs will start on the line between Mavişehir - Bostanlı bridge.
Konak Tramway, F.Altay Square-Konak-Halkapınar, will be serving 12.83 kilometers and 20 stops. On Mustafa Kemal Beach Boulevard, two different lines, namely land and sea side, will continue in the section up to Mustafa Kemal Boulevard's Vehicle Passage. The line that joins the sea side as a double line after the vehicle underpass is going to reach Konak Square by maintaining the traffic flow of 2 x XUMLX until the Sabanci Cultural Center. From Konak Square by following Gazi Boulevard, Şair Eşref Boulevard, Ali Çetinkaya Boulevard, will be connected to Alsancak Station via Ziya Gökalp Boulevard. Going from Alsancak Railway Station to Şehitler Street and going to Halkapınar Bridge with the turn to Liman Street will end at Halkapınar ESHOT Garage.
Konak Tramway will proceed as “the green section” on the grass ground with the 4th lane on the road side of the road on the land side and sea side of Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard. The signalization infrastructure will be renewed within the scope of the Intelligent Traffic System and a safe and sustainable access will be provided.
After finishing the laying of the floor, Mustafa Kemal Beach Boulevard's central sanctuary will have a new look with the same size palm trees that are reinforced with green texture. The metropolitan municipality will create a, green road Ankara just like Ankara Asphalt. Green texture and palm trees' floors will be re-prepared in the least affected by sea water; their numbers and qualities will be improved and made much more aesthetic and orderly.
Karşıyaka Rail laying works started in April 8.83 on the tram line, which is planned to have 14 stops on the 2015-kilometer route between İskele Mavişehir. The tram, which will operate as a two-way line, starts from Alaybey and Karşıyaka will continue along the coast to and from the coast to the Suat Taşer Open Air Theater will work on the double line by the sea. After that, the tram will continue as a separate line on the sea and land side of the 2, Bostanlı Creek Bridge area will merge Cengiz Topel and Selcuk Yasar street Caher Dudayev Boulevard to complete the route at Atasehir Station at the end of Mavisehir IZBAN Warehouse.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, evaluating incoming passenger demands Karşıyaka Çiğli İzban Station, Katip Çelebi University and Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone. The construction of the project will begin in the middle of 2017.
Carbon dioxide emission will decrease by 25 percent
Mansion and Karşıyaka With trams coming into service, there will be a decrease of 19 tons in carbon dioxide emissions caused by motor vehicles, 272 thousand 251 tons with the introduction of the Fully Adaptive Traffic Control System, and 795 thousand tons in total with electric buses and other transportation investments. With transportation investments, carbon dioxide emission will decrease by 648 percent and thus İzmir will breathe with environmentally friendly transportation.
Mansion and Karşıyaka The total cost of the tram lines and the total 38 vehicles that will work on these lines will reach 390 million TL. Two tram lines will run at 3 minutes each at peak times and 4 – 5 minutes at other times.