The Akçaray tram project in Izmit is nearing completion.

TURKEY: Revenue services on the Akçaray tram line in Izmit are due to begin next month following the completion of tracklaying on May 5.

Test running began on March 23, and seven trams have so far been delivered. Durmazlar is supplying 12 Panorama trams from its factory in Bursa under a €19·7m contract signed with Kocaeli municipality in October 2015.

Gülermak is the contractor for the 7·4 km line with 11 stops that will run from Sekapark in the west to Otogar in the east via the main railway station.