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Antalya - 1 million inhabitants

Light Rail (Antray) opened December 2009, with 11.1 km and 16 stops (2 underground)

22 April 2016: Meydan - Expo / Hava Limani (Airport) - 19 km, 13 stops (official opening)
08 June 2016: Meydan - Expo / Hava Limani (Airport) (limited revenue service)
14 July 2016: Meydan - Expo / Hava Limani (Airport) (full revenue service)

Rolling stock: CAF low-floor trams and since 2016, also Eurotem trams


Heritage tram line in city centre, opened 1999 with ex-Nuremberg tram vehicles


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Antalya Ulasim (Transport Operator)

Antalya Tramway Photo Gallery

Ray Haber (Turkish Rail News)



Civan Corches reports from Antalya in Sept. 2016:

So, this is Antalya. Antalya is a big and rapidly growing city because of its big tourism and greenhouse farming business. Funnily enough, it's the second busiest city in Turkey that does not have a railway station, the first one being Bursa. Anyway, there are 2 different lines: The Antray and the Nostalgic Tram.

Starting with the Antray, this light rail line is also a very important line because it carries people from the centre to the coach station, OzdilekPark Mall, the airport and the expo center. The airport station is on a bridge that continues until the main line and Calli, Otogar (coach station) are under big junctions. The older stations have more of a simpler design while the new ones have a bit more artistic design. All have their own security staff to see no one to enter the station without paying. Personally, it's not very useful since where we are staying (I live in Istanbul) is pretty far from the tram. They have to cover a huge part of Antalya that is not covered: the west, the north and the east. The tram line itself is pretty decent with the branding very apparent: All the strip maps and the front of trams have the AntRay logo. However, the annoucer does not say the announcements like you would expect. The quality is bad. Anyway, the trams are great but I can't say that the front of the older trams are good. The older CAF trams are also used in Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz but the new Eurotem trams are only used here. All the stations have shelters. The next train indicators work well. And all stations have platforms. The Expo is so far out of the city that it took ages to get there by tram (when I returned home, I used a bus instead). And this brings us to our first negative: The fact that the tram goes very slow. I' m telling you, after Altinova I have not seen any level crossings, yet the tram goes so slow, even though it's fully seperated! I do not know why the trams go slow but I know that the trams get very, and I mean, very full. Even though it is useful until the Airport, the rest is basically useless. There is a town right outside the city, but I have not seen anybody on that station, which means it's totally useless after the Expo, unless some other Expo comes for another year.

The Nostalgic Tram is probably the best of all the Nostalgic Tram lines in Turkey. First of all, they have their own shelters that look like bus stops. Hallelujah! None of the other lines have that. Secondly, all the stops have a station sign with the name and a timetable, again beating the other lines. The lines in Istanbul (I've never been to Bursa) are decent as well but they don't have the things I pointed out. While all the stations on T2 (Taksim-Tünel) have signs that say the station name, but these are hardly spottable. T3 (Kadikoy-Moda ring) has more prominent signs but they have aged so badly that at some stations (I'm looking at you, Altiyol), the station signs have broken and only the poles are there. Plus, two stations don't have any signs. The worst thing about this is that the two stations, Kadiköy-IDO and Iskele Camii, are the two transfer stations to the M4 Kadiköy station, which is the only way the tram is connected to the rest of the rail network. Because of this, and the fact that people just sit on the cockpit of the train and ride for free, the Nostalgic Tram in Antalya is better. Also, the Nostalgic Tram has free internet. Good for people who are glued to the screen forever. The only thing Istanbul excels over Antalya is the frequency of trams. In Istanbul, T2 has a frequency of once per 20 minutes, and T3, once per 10 minutes whilst Antalya's Nostalgic Tram has a frequency of once per 30 minutes. The stock on this line is one MAN T4 and one Duewag T4. The difference is not very visible. The second carriage of the trams are Duewag B4. These trams were in use at Nuremberg until 1997 when they were transferred to Antalya. One thing that is bad and fortunately does not happen in Istanbul on the Nostalgic Trams but on the Modern Trams is that the whole tram is an advertisement. You only see a tram without adverts plastered on it when the blue moon comes and all planets align, basically super rarely.

I know I might have been maybe a bit too positive, but that is what the tram network is. I'm Civi, reporting from Antalya.



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