Sulymania Tramway network System

Sulymania, Kurdistan Governatorate, Iraq
Kurdistan Regional Government, Ministry of Transportation

Total Amount
850.000.000 €


Current status
Final design

Final infrastructural, architectural and structural Design (trackworks, civil works)

The Sulymania Tramway System is composed of 8 lines with a total length of 58,840 meters and globally 128 stops. The system is composed also of 2 Depots, the Maintenance Workshop, the Office Building and the Operation Control Center, and the secondary Depot, located close to the Sulymania Ring Road. The Main Depot and Workshop will be located along Line1, in a land plot located close to the airport.               The extension of this e area is compatible with the number of trams that need to serve, and from the area available, will permit the preliminary layout of the depot and workshop area, when the area is confirmed. The area is close to Tasluja-Sulaimaniyah HYW, but far from populated areas, so it will not create noise problems to inhabitants due to the movements in the depot and workshop. The secondary Depot is located along Line 3 and have minor dimensions. The proposed Tramway System is fully consistent with the LRT system of the City Master Plan. The LRT System, that is mainly located outside the existing city, has been proposed for a 20 years development scenario and therefore is mainly aimed at linking the new expansion areas of the city. Typical stop with pedestrian overpass were included in the tramway system design. For the above, the proposed tramway lines have been designed also taking into account the future development of the city, and consequently the expansion of the Tramway System itself in accordance with the outcomes of the City Master Plan. The tram stops along the various line have an average length of 35m and a minimal width of 2m. In some cases the tram stop will have a single shelter in the middle of the platform and parking in front of the stop may be not allowed in order to keep at least two lanes dedicated to the other vehicles. The stops were designed with the following criteria:

  • safety for all passengers
  • high accessibility for all and ease in getting on/off of the vehicle
  • visibility and lighting
  • passenger information in case of   emergency
  • comfort and information
  • structural standardization and easy construction
  • durability and maintenance
  • aesthetical aspects