New Year's Gift for Istanbulites 'Eminönü Alibeyköy Tram'

New Year's gift for istanbul residents eminonu alibeykoy tram
New Year's gift for istanbul residents eminonu alibeykoy tram

Turkey's largest urban rail system operator IMM, 4 Eminönü -Alibeyköy Streetcar Cibali in January - Alibeyköy opens first part of the citizens between the use of mobile bus station. On January 1; The opening ceremony will be held with the participation of Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Meral Akşener and Ekrem İmamoğlu. The 10 km line, which will serve free of charge for 8.8 days, will offer its passengers a unique travel opportunity in the historical texture of the Golden Horn coast.

The first part of the 2016-kilometer T10,10 Eminönü - Alibeyköy Pocket Bus Station, which was launched by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) in November 5, between the 12 stations and the Cibali-Alibeyköy Pocket Bus Station, consisting of 8,8 km, is available for use.

The official opening of the tram will be held on January 1 with the participation of CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Good Party Chairman Meral Akşener and IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu. The line will be opened for the use of Istanbul residents on January 3, following a 4-day curfew, and will provide free service for 10 days.

feed energy from the overhead contact line for the first time in Turkey used rails line, was built using the latest technology. With the new tram connecting important lines on the European side, passing through Eyüpsultan and Fatih districts where approximately 1 million people live, the integration of land and sea transportation vehicles in the region will be ensured.

The tram, which will alleviate the heavy traffic in the region with a capacity of 12 thousand passengers in one direction per hour, will be integrated with TF2Eyüpsultan - Piyer Loti Cable Car Line and M7 Mecidiyeköy - Mahmutbey Metro Line.

Until the second part of the line is opened, IETT ring services will be organized from Cibali to Küçükpazar and Eminönü. Thus, M2 Yenikapı - Hacıosman and T1 Kabataş-Bağcılar lines will also be integrated.

The tram, which also offers access to Alibeyköy Pocket Bus Station, which serves 90 thousand passengers a day, will welcome intercity passengers at the entrance of Istanbul. It will be possible to reach important points such as Eyüpsultan Mosque and tomb, Balat, Fener and Eyüpsultan State Hospital with the comfort of the rail system.

FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WERE SOLVED QUICKLY

Pelin Alpkökin, Head of IMM Rail System Department, said that the Cibali - Alibeyköy Pocket Bus Line, which offers the opportunity to travel along Altınboynuz, will enjoy a panoramic cruise along the Golden Horn with a 30-minute journey. Underlining that the tram will also enable touristic trips with its low operating speed, Alpkökin said, "The line, which will start to serve with 10 vehicles with a 6-minute voyage interval, will be served with 2021 vehicles in December 30".

Reminding that the construction works of the line, which started in 2016 by IMM, came to a halt later, Alpkökin said, “In the Eminönü-Alibeyköy Tram Line, the construction process has been accelerated by solving the financing problems in the new period. In addition, due to ground movements on the shore of the Golden Horn, the rails were dismantled in the 1,3 km section, the concrete was broken and it was rebuilt with a piled system ”.

 LOCAL PRODUCTION VEHICLES USED

Giving information about the technological features of the line, METRO İSTANBUL AŞ General Manager Özgür Soy, one of the subsidiaries of IMM, said that energy is supplied safely between the two carrier rails by continuously feeding it from the ground, and that this system used in the leading cities of the world is extremely safe. Pointing out that locally produced tram vehicles were used for the first time, Özgür Soy gave the following information:

“With this line; A total of 7.5 million population and 18 districts will be included in the rail system on the European Side. With the commissioning of the tram, a total of 338 people will be employed. Using the subway instead of oil-powered vehicles reduces the carbon footprint very much. In this line, the lighter weight of the tram also means that the system requires less energy. While the line was at the project stage, it won an award in the category of 'Sustainable Innovation' with this approach. Since the line runs parallel to the Historical Peninsula and the coastline, it was built without disturbing the historical texture. The skyline of the city was not overshadowed by the lack of use of catenaries and the lack of direct erection. Fire department or other emergency situations that lead to restrictions for vehicles, pedestrians and will allow full access to the park with paths bringing this system in Turkey, we are proud to set an example to other municipalities. "

IT WILL BE ONE OF ISTANBUL'S ICONS

Reminding that the tram passes through a unique historical texture, Özgür Soy said, “It is not possible to encounter a time tunnel flavor dating back to the fourth century in any other city. In this respect, our line will be one of the icons of Istanbul, just like the İstiklal and Moda trams. In fact, it will be at the top of the city train routes with the most beautiful scenery in the world, ”he said.

CEREMONY INFORMATION

  • History : 1 January 2021 Friday
  • Hour : 14.00
  • Location : Feshane Parking Lot Garden
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