The European Investment Bank (EIB) will be lending Turkey with Eu55mn to complete the Bursa light rail transit system.

The Luxembourg-based EIB, considered as the European Union’s (EU) financing institution, is extending the loan to construct a double-track 21km-long route with 22 stations.

The project has two sections, the first already having been completed. The EIB money will be used to establish the second section and thus completing the system’s currently-missing part in the east of Bursa.

The Bursa light rail is not only solving transport problems but will contribute to the creation of a healthier environment for some 1.2mn people. The project will also help to contain growth in private car usage and alleviate traffic congestion and related environment problems.