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Antalya

Just like Konya, the city of Antalya established its first tramway using second equipment from the German city of Nürnberg. This line opened in 1999 and is 5 km long.

 "Heritage tram"Antray
opening year (revenue service)1999 
typeLight railLight rail
route length5 km 
number of stations916
Station platform length  
Traction power supplyOverhead catenaryOverhead
Manufacturer CAF
rolling stockRefurbished second hand sets 

A press release from CAF indicates a consortium CAF and AlARCO has been awarded an order for 14 low floor light rails vehicles, maintenance workshop, track signalling including 2 years maintenance.

Quote for CAF press release:

Scope of Supply:

  • 14 light metro units.
  • Track signalling (11km) and communications (14 stations).
  • Maintenance workshop equipment.
  • Unit maintenance (2 years).
  • Operation plan.

Type of unit International Gauge light metro, two-way with two driving cabs, comprising 5 articulated body sections supported on two motor bogies in the end cars and one carrying bogie under the central section. Two light metros can be coupled to provide service, by means of couplers that can be stowed behind the body end.

(...)

The primary pieces of equipment are roof mounted. The traction equipment is IGBT based and comprises 3-phase motors. The train and traction control is by microprocessor based. High performance air conditioning equipment is used for passengers. The cab air conditioning equipment is independent from the saloon units. Electric service brake assisted by hydraulic brake in all bogies. Emergency brake by means of electromagnetic shoe. Resilient wheels, destination signs, flange lubrication, etc...

Carbody structure: Corten Steel
Consist: Five articulated carbodies supported on three bogies
Doors clearance (mm): 1300/800
Doors per side: 6
Exterior width (mm): 2650
Height of floor (mm): 350
Length between bodyends (mm): 35060
Supply (Vdc. catenary): 750
Vehicle height (mm): 3390

Performance:
Maximum speed (Km/h): 70
Seating places per car: 66 + 2 PRM
Standing places per car: 239
Start up acceleration (m/s2): 1.2
Total power (kw): 8 x 70

Pictures

CAF units

Antalya, Photo Jack May

One of Antalya's CAF-built cars approaches the Meydan terminal at the eastern end of the line. 25 April 2011. Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

A tram turns off Ali Çetinkaya Cad onto Aspendos Blv between B Onat station and the Meydan terminal on the eastern end of the line. 25 April 2011. Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

One of Antalya's trams is shown on Ali Çetinkaya Cad, approaching the city center where it will turn right onto Ismet Paşa Cd. At this point the two tramway tracks are separated by a wide median with a great deal of greenery. 25 April 2011. Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

A grassed center reservation is shown on the northern end of the line near Dokuma station. 25 April 2011. Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

Antray ducks under a major traffic intersection at Çallı, where it has a below ground station. An inbound tram has just left the station and is shown emerging onto Antalya Blv. 25 April 2011. Photo Jack May

Nostalgic tram: ex-Nürnberg

Antalya, Photo Jack May

After turning around the loop and stopping at Müze to load passengers, an ex-Nurnberg tram heads eastward toward the city center. 25 April 2011, Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

A westbound tram stops at Kalekapısı station in the center of Antalya. The horse-drawn carriage will pull away from the tram before its driver can obtain any customers. This is one of three passing sidings on the line. 25 April 2011, Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

This set has just turned south from the city center and approaches the Üçkapılar stop. Note the hedges and pedestrian pathway. 25 April 2011, Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

A southbound tram proceeding south between the Üçkapılar and Belediye stations. 25 April 2011, Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

A lovely fountain separates the roadway from the track and sidewalk near the Belediye station. 25 April 2011, Photo Jack May

Antalya, Photo Jack May

Before reaching the Zerdalılık terminal, the line turns eastward past a row of high-rise apartment building. An inbound tram is shown in this photo. 25 April 2011, Photo Jack May

 


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