918 - 2019 kolajRailway Infrastructure

What will happen in 2019?

Rail projects in 5 cities

The tram extension projects in 4 cities of Turkey is expected to be completed in 2019. Here are those cities:

  • Samsun. The extension of Samsun tram to inside of university is almost completed. The extension line is expected to open in early 2019.
  • Antalya. Construction works in the first phase of Varsak-Zerdalilik tram continues. The line is expected to open in first quarter of 2019.
  • Kocaeli. Laying of rails is completed in first phase of Sekapark-Plajyolu extension project. The project is expected to be commissioned in second half of 2019.
  • Eskişehir. The extension project to city hospital and Sultandere continues. Trial runs may start in early 2019.
Photo: Samulaş

Another important project is Gaziray. It’s announced that Gaziray will open by then end of 2019. Laying of rails is completed in this 25-km-long suburban line project except the 5-km-long underground-section in the middle. The deadline for electrification and signalization is 2021. If the line is opened in 2019, DMUs are expected to run temporarily.

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