TURKEY: Samsun Mayor Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz attended the opening ceremony for an extension of the Samsun tram line on October 10.

The 7 km southeastern extension from Balıkçı to Tekkeköy extension will enter regular revenue service within a week. It forms the second phase of a 12 km extension from the previous southern terminus of Gar; the first phase opened as far as Balıkçı on August 27. Samsun’s only tram line is now 27 km long.