Minister Binali Yıldırım: İZBAN's line length will increase to 112 kilometers

Underlining that Egeray is one of the projects that will be the future of İzmir transportation, Binali Yıldırım, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that the line to extend to Torbalı district will continue and 80 kilometers of İZBAN's line length will increase to 112 kilometers upon commissioning. Yıldırım said, “We are planning to hold the tender for the construction of the second line between the Torbalı-Selçuk stations, which is 28 kilometers long, this year. We aim to finish the construction of this line in a short time and put it into the service of the people of Izmir. ” said. Stating that he loved the train journey of Izmirers with the introduction of Egeray, he said, “The number of passengers carried by Egeray has approached 50 million. We will reduce the transportation problem by putting new railway lines into operation in İzmir. ” spoke in the form. Noting that the number of passengers per day has exceeded 2012 thousand as of February 140, Yıldırım said that the offers received for İzmir-Ankara YHT are also in the evaluation phase.

Izmir is a city of the railway as a marine city also indicating Minister Yildirim, reminded that first met in Izmir, Turkey's railways. Izmir, Turkey's 151 years of railway history's most brilliant, emphasizing that takes place in the most privileged page Yildirim, Turkey's most modern and longest urban rail transport system said that with this feature protects If you have chosen. He stated that he was working on the Aliağa-Menderes line, which caused traffic problems, and that he was connected by rail from the north of Izmir.


Minister Yıldırım said that renewals are continuing in the existing railway infrastructure of İzmir besides Egeray. He explained that they have started the project work to make the 52-kilometer railway between Aliağa and Bergama double-track, that it will soon be implemented, that a new railway line will be built between Ödemiş and Kiraz, and the project work is about to be completed.


Minister Binali Yıldırım stated that proposals were received for the first phase of the YHT project, which will reduce the distance between İzmir and Ankara to 3,5 hours, and that the YHT, which came to Polatlı in the first stage, will be extended to Afyonkarahisar and its length will be approximately 169 kilometers. Yıldırım said, “26 companies submitted bids for the construction of the first phase of the project. After the evaluation, we will start the construction in a short time. ” said.

Source: Cihan

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