Light Rail System Coming to Balıkesir

Balıkesir Light Rail System Coming: Balikesir Mayor Ahmet Edip Ugur and the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) Director General İsa Apaydın The first step was taken for the 12 Light Rail System (Suburban Line) line from Ayşebacı to Logistics Village. Following the completion of the first phase of the works, a suburban line is planned to be established between TTM and Adnan Menderes. In addition to the members of the press, the Mayor of Karesi Yücel Yılmaz, Metropolitan Municipal Assembly Members and Department Heads attended the protocol ceremony organized by the Metropolitan Municipality Square Meeting Hall.


Speaking before the protocol ceremony, Mayor Ahmet Edip Ugur, 2014 in the election promises for the Light Rail System, taking the first step, he said. LRT regarding the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), stated that the result of negotiations with Ugur President said: "Today we signed a preliminary protocol with our general manager. With this protocol, it is planned to make modernization of this line by the state railways in the railway section between the terminal and the Organized Industrial Zone. Suburban stops are made by the Metropolitan, the transfer points between the stops and suburban lines are arranged, the railway train operator is fulfilled and the suburban operation is done. From Ayşebacı, with 12 station starting from TOKİ and extending to Gökköy Logistics Village; Ayşebacı, Otogar, Industry, KİPA AVM, Çay Deresi, TTM, Institute, Pleven, Telecom, New Hospital, Organized Industrial Zone and Logistics Village. This protocol will be carried out by TCDD and Metropolitan Municipality for the operation of Balıkesir's Suburban Business. Good luck to Balikesir. Ir


President Ugur followed protocol by giving information about the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) Director General İsa Apaydınstated that they have been serving to improve urban transportation in recent years. Apaydın, who stated that they realized the first example of this in İzmir, said orada We will complete the work we started there with the protocol of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality in 2 year. 3. As a result of the demands of our Mayor of Balıkesir, we will build the suburban system to serve the urban transport in Balıkesir on the 23 kilometer. With the service we will do, Balıkesir will have a comfortable transportation in the city and will have important results in terms of the services our institution will make to our people. Yap

After the speeches, President Uğur and Apaydın signed the protocol and answered the questions of the press members.

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  1. At the same time, if Balıkesir wants to remain as a big city and grow further, it should protect two giant districts such as Bandırma and Edremit more and integrate them better. The first step of this should be to establish a suburban system between Bandırma, Savaştepe and Dursunbey in integration with Balıkesir center and the Airport after the railway electrification is completed. At the same time, it should make the plans of the double-line electric railway between Balıkesir and Edremit, going to Altınoluk in the west and to Ayvalık - Altınova in the south. Because, after 2 years, when İzmir ankara YHT is finished, Kütahya will be by-pass in Balıkesir and therefore, Eskişehir connection from Balıkesir will be required for transportation to Ankara and İstanbul. Easy access from Edremit, Bandırma and Şavaştepe is a must for this. If there is an airport connection, Balıkesir airport becomes the busiest airport in the country on domestic and international lines.