The first delivery was completed on September 25, 2023, with the vehicle brought to the Gebze OSB Şekerpınar depot. By the end of 2023, the plan is to deliver a total of 4 metros, each consisting of 7 wagons.

The metro features outlets for passenger devices and is produced locally at a rate of 63%. With a moving speed of 80km/h and a length of 88 meters, the metro is using a "Regenerative Brake" System to recover energy generated during braking, contributing to overall energy consumption reduction.

We talked to Aytunç Günay, Chief of the Board Council at Bozankaya, a Turkish tramway manufacturer, to find out more about how their tramways compare to other offerings, what makes an efficient tramway and how this mean of transport can be the future of green cities.

"Operating autonomously at the GoA4 automation level, it is equipped with top notch technology", said Aytunç Günay, Chairman of the Board at Bozankaya.

The metro's ergonomic design offers passengers generous space. In the wagons, there are dedicated areas for motor scooters, bicycles and spaces for people with disabilities.

"The metro stands out with the highest passenger transport capacity in its class (AW4), providing seating for 1.476 passengers", added Aytunç Günay.

Bozankaya is the first rolling stock and metro exporter from Turkey, forming a partnership with Siemens Mobility in 2016, providing light trains for the Thailand-Bangkok Green Line project. Bozankaya’s GoA2 level automated metros, specially produced for Bangkok, are user-friendly, have low maintenance costs, offer uninterrupted services and high efficiency.