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Kocaeli Akcaray tram


Milestones

  • Dec 2014
    Kocaeli Akcaray tram project unveiled.
  • Feb 12, 2015
    Tender for supervising and consulting of tram project.
  • Mar 31, 2015
    Tender for construction of tram line. Deadline is 550 days.
  • May 20, 2015
    Tender postponed to Apr 13, and then to 20 May. 12 offers received. Best offer from Adfa-Yoruk consortium (TL 111 mn).
  • May 29, 2015
    Gulermak is awarded for tram project with the offer TL 114 mn.
  • Jul 21, 2015
    Tender for 12 tram sets. Only offer by Durmazlar (€ 19.7 mn).
  • Aug 3,2015
    Contract inked with Gulermak for construction of tram line.
  • Oct 5, 2015
    Contract inked with Durmazlar for 12 tram sets.
  • Mar 2016
    Rail laying started.
  • Sep 2016
    Tram set of Akcaray is displayed at Innotrans.
  • Mar 2017
    Test runs started.
  • Jun 16, 2017
    Kocaeli’s first tram line, Otogar-Plajyolu, is commissioned. Service will be free of charge during test runs with passengers.
  • Aug 1, 2017
    Commercial operation started.
  • Nov 2017
    1.65 mn passengers used tram in first 3 months.
  • Dec 7, 2017
    Tender for Sekapark-Otogar tram extension project.
  • Dec 25, 2017
    Tender opened for 6 new trams sets. 2 companies gave offer. Lowest offer is TL 45 mn by Durmazlar.
  • Feb 20, 2018
    Engineering works started in 2.2-km-long Sekapark-Plajyolu extension project. First phase of the project will be completed in 300, second phase in 240 days.
  • Oct 1, 2018
    41 625 passengers carried in one day hitting the target of 2020. In first 14 months, 10.1 million passengers used tram.
  • Oct 2018
    UlasimPark team developed automatic oiling system which saves 40% of cost.
  • Oct 2018
    Extension project to stadium unveiled.
  • Nov 1, 2018
    Kocaeli tram Akcaray carried 1 million passengers in October.
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