The section includes five new stations and is part of a 14km extension from Gar to Tekkeköy, which will increase the total length of the line to 29km. The Balikçi - Tekkeköy section is expected to open before the end of the year.

To increase fleet capacity in readiness for the extension of the line, Samsun Metropolitan Municipality awarded Durmazlar, Turkey, a €12m contract in 2015 to supply eight 31.8m-long trams, which will supplement the existing fleet of 21 vehicles.