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Konya

Konya choose a tramway option, with the additional requirement to procure as much as possible locally, thus halving the cost of the project. To make further savings, the second hand rolling stock from Germany was purchased.

 Line 1
opening year (revenue service)September 1992
typeTramway
Gauge:1435 mm
route length18 km
number of stations20 (plus 9 optional)
Station platform length--
Traction power supply750V DC, Overhead
ManufacturerSiemens
rolling stockrefurbished 2nd hand sets,
Rolling stock:
  • 1st batch: 16
  • 2nd Batch: 25
  • 3rd batch: 48 (with multiple unit facility)

Type: Duewag articulated 3 cars sets, manufactured in 1963 / 65; 4 bogies (8 axles), former owner: KVB (Köln transport)

Konya tram. Photo G. Tunçbilek, October 2005

Konya tram. Photo G. Tunçbilek, October 2005

Konya tram. Photo G. Tunçbilek, October 2005

Konya tram. Photo G. Tunçbilek, October 2005

Konya tram. Photo G. Tunçbilek, October 2005

Konya tram. Photo G; Tunçbilek, October 2005

Konya tram. Photo G. Tunçbilek, October 2005

Konya tram. Photo G. Tunçbilek, October 2005

Konya tram, 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May

An ex-Köln tram pauses at the Kültür Parkı terminal. The operator has already changed his rollsign designation to the outer end of the line, but before heading to Selçuk University, the car will circle Aladdin Hill and stop here again. 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May.

Konya tram, 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May

As the tramway approaches the center of Konya it runs along Nalcaci Cd., an attractive thoroughfare lined by modern apartment houses. 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May.

Konya tram, 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May

One of Konya's 8-axle single end articulated cars traverses Yeni Istanbul Cd. as it heads toward Aladdin Hill. 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May.

Konya tram, 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May

A view of an outbound car along Yeni Istabul Cd. It has just emerged from cutting under an elevated highway, and is heading for the bus terminal and then Selçuk University. 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May.

Konya tram, 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May

An inbound car along the side of highway D330. 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May.

Konya tram, 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May

An inbound car photographed from a pedestrian overpass that allows passengers from other side of highway D330 to reach the tramway. 23 April 2011, Photo Jack May.

 


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