Durmazlar Supplies Izmit Light Rail Vehicles
The public procurement agency of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality has given the go-ahead for the municipality to sign a contract with Durmazlar, Turkey, to supply trams for the first light rail line in Izmit, a city in northwest Turkey. Durmazlar submitted a bid of EUR 19.74 million.
The five-section bi-directional Silkworm vehicles will accommodate up to 250 passengers and will have a maximum speed of 70km/h.
The 7.2km east-west Akçaray line will link Otogar with Seka ferry terminal and is due to open in early-2017. The 10-station line will have a commercial speed of 20km/h.