İZBAN THAT WAS MATERIALIZED BY THE CORPORATIONS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, AND PUBLIC INSTITUTION WAS OPENED FOR SERVICE.
Cumaovası-Torbalı section of İzmir’s Suburban System İZBAN was inaugurated with the participation of Minister of Transportation, Maritime, and Communication Binali Yıldırım.
Minister Yıldırım who gave a speech during the ceremony stated that İZBAN, which was materialized by the corporations of central government, municipal corporations, and public institution, was an exemplary project. Yıldırım said, “Between Aliağa and Cumaovası section of İZBAN, 330 million passengers were served until today. The length of İZBAN reached to 110 km after Cumaovası-Torbalı line began to operate. In the coming years, it is going to reach to Selçuk and Bergama.” Yıldırım also reminded that İZBAN was selected as ‘the best and the most successful cooperative public transportation project’ among 2400 systems around the world in 2013.
“İZBAN is based on reconciliation and tolerance”
Reminding reconciliation and tolerance being the basis of İZBAN, Mayor of İzmir Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “If coming together is only a beginning, continuing the cooperation is an advancement, and working together is a genuine achievement, we have materialized all in ‘the city of tolerance, İzmir.’ We are proud and honored.”
“TRSR uses important resources to have the suburban systems reach to metro standards”
General Director of TRSR Ömer Yıldız emphasized that they have generated solutions for the traffic problems by means of Marmaray in İstanbul, İZBAN in İzmir, BAŞKENTRAY in Ankara, and GAZİRAY in Gaziantep as TRSR. He continued: “TRSR uses important resources to have the suburban systems reach to metro standards. TRSR invested 142 million TL for the electrification, signalization, telecommunication, substructure, and superstructure of the Cumaovası-Torbalı line.”
The line length reaches to 110 km, the number of stations reaches to 38
The line length of İZBAN that serves between Aliağa and Cumaovası at 32 stations in accordance with the metro standards reaches to 110 km with the kickoff of the Cumaovası-Torbalı section and the number of stations reaches to 38 with the addition of Develi, Tekeli, Pancar, Kuşçuburun, Torbalı, and Tepeköy stations.
The Aliağa-Torbalı line is going to serve 300 thousand passengers daily
İZBAN that transports 250 to 260 thousand passengers daily by 219 suburban trains that are operated every 10 minutes at the center during the peak hours is going to be able to serve approximately 300 thousand passengers.
Target is 550 thousand passengers
İZBAN is going to reach to 137 km with the addition of Selçuk line and 187 km with the addition of the Bergama line. It is going to serve approximately 550 thousand passengers.