Bursa LRV - Bombardier

Urban Transport by Rail in Bursa

There are two light rail system lines and two tram lines in Bursa. 

Network in Use : 48 km

Lines Under Construction : 8,5 km

Rolling Stock in Use : 111

Rolling Stock Orders : 72

Daily Ridership : 191k *

* Ridership of old tram is excluded. Based on information in 2012 and 2013

Network

Bursa has a total rail network of 48 km.

Bursa light rail system (Bursaray) has two lines: Emek-Kestel and University-Kestel. Total length is 39 km.

Bursa Light Rail Route Map
Bursa Light Rail Route Map

Bursa tram system (Burtram) has two lines: Kent Meydani-Heykel, which is 6.5 km long and Zafer Plaza Cinaronu old tram line, which is 2.2 km long.

Bursa T1 Route Map
Bursa T1 Route Map
Bursa T3 Route Map
Bursa T3 Route Map

All rail services are operated by Burulas, a subsidiary of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality.

Rolling Stock

Bursa LRV - Bombardier
Bursa LRV – Bombardier

There are 111 rail cars being used in Bursa urban rail system.

44 Siemens, 30 Bombardier and 25 Duewag  LRVs are running on light rail system. 6 Sikworm (Durmazlar) and 6 adet Gotha and M6 C trams are running on tram lines.

Ridership

Bursa’s ridership statistics are not being published officially. Based on press releases, Sikworm trams are used by 750k passengers in its their first three month (2013). Ridership figures of LRVs belongs to 2012. 65.9 mn passengers used Bursaray in 2012.

New Projects

New Tram Line of Bursa
New Tram Line of Bursa

A new 8.5-km-long tram line is under construction between Kent Meydani and main bus station.  Construction works started in June 2015 and expected to be completed in 800 days.

Extension of Fleet

Bursa Silkworm Tram
Bursa Silkworm Tram

Bursa Metropolitan Municipality opened a tender for extending both LRV and tram fleet. Durmazlar was awarded in March 2015. 60 LRVs and 12 trams will be delivered by Durmazlar within 30 months.

Related Articles:
Best Rail Solutions in Turkish Cities
Public Transport by Rail in Turkish Cities
Urban Transport by Rail in Ankara
Urban Transport by Rail in Izmir
Urban Transport by Rail in Istanbul

Leave Your Question/Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s