Flash T2 tram line statement from Mayor Altepe: Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Recep Altepe said that preferring the light rail system instead of the heavy metro on the Istanbul Road is an 8 times more profitable investment. Altepe said that there is a capacity of 2 passengers per hour on the T4 line, and the light rail system meets this very easily.
Recep Altepe, who answered the questions of the journalists in the meeting hall of the Bursa Journalists Association, evaluated your rail system project on the Bursa-Istanbul road, which has been discussed very recently.
Noting that he is the target of criticism arrows because he prefers the light rail system instead of the heavy underground metro in the region, Altepe said, “Next year will be a much different Bursa. The metro about the T2 line is very much written and drawn. Doctor Brender has a report. In line with this report, T1 and T2 were simultaneously approved by the Ministry. These are integrated systems and according to current counts integrated with the metro. There are 2 passengers per hour on the Ovaakça line, which we call T4. Even if this number is 200 thousand, the tram, which will travel at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour, is carrying this passenger because it is divided. Because, after 70 to 10 thousand passengers, tram 12 thousand, then 12 thousand light subway, then underground heavy subway comes. Therefore, since this light rail system saved this, I say the unit cost as construction is 20 million 1 thousand Euros, while its average increases to 200 million Euros when you go underground. It is 11 times more. Therefore, two lanes were preserved in the middle, and three lanes on each side were preserved. Crossroads have been built, we have overpasses. Therefore, travel comfort has also been increased. There is a lot of talk, but there is no point in building heavy subways in these areas. This is technically solved. You must have a technical reason to go underground. There is no such reason. I wish our main line had been subway on time, ”he said.