Trakya University Faculty of Letters, Department of History, Assoc. Dr. Aziz Tekdemir's book "Edirne Tram Line Projects" includes the projects of tram lines designed for Edirne from 1873 to 1911 ...
Department of History Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Aziz Tekdemir's book "Edirne Tram Line Projects" is published by Kitabevi Publications. Assoc. Dr. Aziz Tekdemir published his book on February 16, 2021 by Rector Prof. Dr. Erhan Tabakoğlu.
Making explanations about the book, Assoc. Dr. Aziz Tekdemir stated that he wrote a work based on historical records, “XIX. By the middle of the century, public transportation was needed in the regions where the Ottoman Empire was densely populated, especially in Istanbul. In order to meet this need, works were first started in Istanbul and train and tram lines were built for urban transportation. After a short while, it was planned to establish trams to transport people and goods from the railway stations to the city centers in the provinces, and therefore tram projects were prepared for the important centers of the country. However, most of these projects remained on the draft. One of them is Edirne Tramway Project. " said.
Stating that there are many attempts to construct a tram line in Edirne, the construction of the line was not realized due to the social-economic and political situation in the country. Dr. Tekdemir said, “By the Ministry of Trade and Public Works, studies on the Edirne Tramway line project were planned to build an electric tram line from the Eastern Railways Station in Karaağaç, only to the center of the city and then to the center of Edirne. In this way, transportation and goods-commodity transportation is designed to be carried out easily and quickly. In our work, the projects of tram lines designed for Edirne from 1873 to 1911 were evaluated. " He spoke in the form.
The projects related to the tram lines, which were planned to be implemented in Edirne between 1873-1911, but remained at the design stage, were put into a book. Assoc. Dr. The book, written by Aziz Tekdemir, includes the projects of tram lines designed for Edirne from 1873 to 1911.