The Turkish city of Kocaeli, in the Marmara region, is a city with a population of 1.6 million people is experiencing a rapidly evolving industrial sector and an intense demand for housing due to immigration.
In order to improve the urban functions and solve the existing transportation problems and bottlenecks, and within the framework of the "2025 Kocaeli Transportation Master Plan and Priority Public Transportation Systems Preliminary Design and Feasibility Study"; a new light rail transit (LRT) will be developed.
With a length of 33km and consisting of 23 stations, the LRT project will link the main districts of Kocaeli. The line would be mainly run through a tunnel with some potential at-grade and viaduct sections.
The design approach
We have carried out a feasibility and preliminary engineering study; developing optional selection studies and multi-disciplinary preliminary designs for the chosen option.
We have also provided multidisciplinary railway design services including alignment, architectural, mechanical, electrical and ICT design.