Hyundai Rotem tram in Izmir.

Hyundai Rotem tram in Izmir.

TURKEY: Bozankaya submitted the lowest bid of TL749·75m for a contract to supply 26 trams to İzmir Metro for use on the Konak and Karşıyaka lines and the future Çiğli line which is currently under construction.

The contract will be awarded after a detailed examination of the submitted bids.

On July 28 İzmir municipality said six companies has purchased tender documents, with Bozankaya, Hyundai Rotem and CRRC submitting bids. Requirements included 51% local content, and delivery of the first two sets within 18 months and all 26 within 27 months.

The new vehicles will take the city’s tram fleet to 64.

The 11 km Çiğli line is being built by Nurol İnşaat under a TL414m contract signed last year, with work getting underway in February this year and scheduled to be completed within two years.

The mostly double track line will have 14 stops and a 500 m combined tramway, pedestrian and bicycle crossing over the ring road.

The completion of the newline and a 1 km extension to the existing 8·8 km Karşıyaka line will take the tram network to a total of 33·6 km.