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Kayseray

Kayseray (pronounced Kay-se-rai) is a light rail street-tram system operating in the city of Kayseri in Turkey. The tracks and station structures were completed and the line opened in 2009.

Kayseray
Organize Sanayi
Tınaztepe
19 Mayıs
Belsin Kürsü
Selimiye
Anafartalar
Keykubat
Sakarya
Stadyum
Köprülü Kavşak
Yazı Bağları
Esentepe
Yeni Sanayi - DSİ
Ana Tamir
Karayolları
Aydınlıkevler
Eski Sanayi
Düvenönü
Cumhuriyet Meydanı
Hunat
Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Fuzuli
Alparslan
Tuna
Erciyesevler
Sema Yazar Parkı
Çifte Kümbet
Şehit Mustafa Şimşek
Yıldızevler
Şehit Furkan Doğan
Doğu Terminali
Teknopark
Mimar Sinan Kavşağı
Erciyes Üniversitesi
Fabrikalar
Hastaneler
Kumarlı
Lojmanlar
Harikalar Diyarı
Kızılay Kan Merkezi
Cırgalan
Yurtlar Bölgesi
Kılıçaslan
Bahçelievler
Gesi Kavşağı
Talas Belediyesi
Beyazşehir 1
Talas Cemil Baba
Toki Kavşağı
Beyazşehir 2
İldem 1
İldem 2
İldem 3
İldem 4
İldem 5

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HistoryEdit

The project began in January 2006, with a completion target of 1,065 days set. The initial proposal was a reaction to the growing traffic congestion in the central parts of the city, and to reduce this, a mass-transit tram link was planned to cut right across the area, allowing transportation of locals from one part of the region to the other.

When opened the initial length of the track was some 17 km, with a total of 28 stations (averaging a distance of 65m/each). Total journey time between each end of the line was expected to be in the region of 45 minutes. 22 trams were planned to be ordered initially.

The line was later extended eastward to İldem and a branch line was opened on 14-02-2014 to Talas via Erciyes Üniversitesi. There are now a total of 55 stations.[1]

The railway uses the same electronic travel card ticketing system as the city's bus transport system.

Rolling stockEdit

CurrentEdit

All services were initially provided by AnsaldoBreda Sirio trams. The fleet of 22 trams was later expanded to a total of 38.[2]

An order for 30 additional trams from Turkish supplier Bozankaya was placed in August 2014 to augment the existing fleet.[3] The first tram was delivered in March 2016, and all were in service by April 2017.[4]

FormerEdit

Between 2015 and 2017, Gaziantep lent eight Alstom TFS trams (originally used in Rouen) to Kayseray.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.kayseriulasim.com/ulasim/corporate/about-us
  2. ^ "Kayseri cars arrive in August". Metro Report. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  3. ^ "Bozankaya delivers its first tram to Kayseri". Railway Gazette. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  4. ^ "All Bozankaya trams are operating in Kayseri". Railway PRO Communication Platform. 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  5. ^ "World rolling stock market July 2015". Railway Gazette. 2015-07-18. Retrieved 2019-04-19.

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