Kick off ceremony for Izmit tram

Kick off ceremony will be held at 14:00 today for Izmit Tram (Akcaray) at depot area next to Izmit Bus Terminal.

Production and infrastructure works will start next month. Laying of rail lines is expected to start in February 2016.

Here are some figures about the project:

  • 7.2 km long
  • 11 stations
  • 28.8 km-long, 1977 tonnes of rail
  • 46k rail fixings
  • 24 rail switches
  • 12 x 1500 kWA traction transformers in 6 substations
  • 5 x 250 kWA and 2 x 1000 kWA transformers
  • 60 km cable
  • 600 cataner masts
  • 30k sqm depot for parking lines, maintanance, repair and operation center

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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