First Test Drive in Konak Tram Line in February

The last 13 section of the 50 kilometer long Konak Tram line on the Mithatpaşa Underpass is also completed within 1 weeks. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, in the middle of the trial expeditions before the start of electrification, signalization, road, green space regulation and traffic safety studies came to the final stage. The renovated Meles Bridge opens to traffic on Monday.

Another step is being completed in the rail system investments initiated by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for a modern, environmentally friendly, comfortable and safe public transportation. Karşıyaka After the tram was put into service last year, Konak Tramway has come to an end.

The 12.8 km-long tram project, which is constructed as a double line between Fahrettin Altay and Halkapınar, now includes the latest rails. Only the 50 meter remained at the top of the Mithatpaşa Vehicle Underpass. It is aimed to make the last connection in a week.

Trial runs in February
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, on the other hand, continues to work on electrification, signaling, road, green area arrangement and traffic safety in the line. The trial runs will start in mid-February at Konak Tramway, which consists of 18 stops. Konak Tramway, which includes 6 transformer buildings, 40 switches, workshop and management building in Halkapınar, and storage facility, will be put into service for the residents of İzmir after the test drives.

The bridge will be renewed due to the safety of the building and the bridge will be reopened on Monday.

There is no security on the catenary line
On the other hand, in the statement made by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Rail Systems Department, Konak and Karşıyaka It has been reported that the trams catenary system is completely safe in terms of life and property, and protective panels will be installed by TCDD in order to prevent foreign objects that can be thrown from outside only in the overpass areas from affecting the tram system.

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