The scope, route, targets and history of Antalya’s 3rd tram project from Varsakli to Zerdalilik:
Owner: Antalya Metropolitan Municipality
Project cost: € 210 mn (expected)
Contractor: Tender has not opened yet.
Duration: 450 days
Target commission date: 2019
1st phase: Varsaklı-Meltem (22 km)
2nd phase: Meltem-Zerdalilik (6 km)
The tram profect connecting the residential areas in north of Antalya to city center via main bus station, university, hospitals and museum.
Varsakli-Museum phase will be a new construction, where Muzeum-Zerdalilik is the renewal and reconstructing as double-track of old tram.
Interchange to Fatih-Meydan-Airport-Expo line will be possible at main bus station and city center.
Line length: 28 km
Varsaklı Mezarlığı – Olimpik Havuz – Salı Pazarı – Karşıyaka-1 – Karşıyaka-2 – Ayanoğlu-1 – Ayanoğlu-2 – Fevzi Çakmak-1 – Fevzi Çakmak-2 – Kuzeyyaka – Gazi – Sütçüler – Gündoğdu – Okullar – Sakarya – Şehitler Parkı – Kültür Merkezi – Sami Cumhur Parkı – Atatürk Anadolu Lisesi – Spor Tesisleri – Kapalı Pazar – Otogar (connection to Fatih-Havalimanı/Expo tram) – Sahil Güvenlik – Kültür – Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hastanesi – Akdeniz Üniversitesi – Meltem – Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi – Antalya Müzesi – Barbaros – Endüsri Meslek Lisesi – Selekler Çarşısı – Cumhuriyet Meydanı – Dönerciler Çarşısı (connection to Fatih-Havalimanı/Expo tram) – Üç kapılar – Büyükşehir Belediyesi – Işıklar-1 – Işıklar-2 – Zerdalilik
Construction works to start in 2017 and service to start in 2019.
November 2014: The route of new tram unveiled.
August 2015: Tender process started for the prelimary analysis.
March 2016: Preliminary analysis completed.
September 2017: Project accepted by Planning Council. Project is expected to start in 2017. Deadline 450 days.
Cover Photo: Onur Uysal ©