Samsun is among cities where tram is preferred in mass transport.
Last update: October 2020
Tram entered university campus
The tram network between Ondokuz Mayıs University in West and Tekkekoy in east, was extended into OMU campus with a 6-km-long line. There are 8 stops in campus, which also enables transportation within campus.
With this extension, total network length had reached to 35 km. Tram service is given with 27 tram sets on 43 stops. The fleet started with Ansaldo Breda (16 sets), grew with CRRC (5 sets) and finally strengthened by Durmazlar (8 sets).
Annual ridership is 19.5 million pax.
Service hours are as follows: timetable
Trolleybus is on the table
There are plans to extend the line to airport in east and to Taflan in west.
However, in October 2020, it was stated that these projects are cancelled. Instead of tram, trolleybuses are planned to be used for transportation to these regions.
Cover photo: Samsun Metropolitan Municipality ©
Categories: Urban Transport