Transport Minister Yıldırım announced that İZBAN, which came into service in 2010, has carried 80 million passengers so far.
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that İZBAN was the main backbone of İzmir's public transportation in a short time. announced that the tender will be made.
Minister Yıldırım stated that İzmir Suburban Transport System Joint Stock Company (İZBAN), which was established by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality by coming together by TCDD and within the scope of İzmir urban passenger transportation EGERAY, is a symbol of common mind and cooperation. Yıldırım stated that İZBAN, which started to serve on August 30, 2010, breathes İzmir's chronic traffic problem. ”A total of 80 million 62 thousand passengers have been moved to the line that has been in operation for two years. The trains, which moved between 6 and 12 minutes, covered 206 thousand trips and 8 million 800 thousand kilometers. These figures show how good the service is. İZBAN became the main backbone of İzmir's public transportation in a short time. ”
Airports in connection Aliaga-Cumaovası line is Turkey's largest commuter system reminiscent of the Lightning, he said he approached the last part of the construction work to extend the existing line of Tepeköy from Cumaovasi. Stating that the infrastructure works have been completed in this section, Minister Yıldırım stated that the work on the construction of three layers of ballasts and rail welding will be completed by the end of the year, and the length of the line will increase to 3 kilometers with the completion of this section.
”The tender of the Tepeköy-Selçuk section is in 2013”
Minister Yıldırım announced that the line will be extended from Tepeköy to Selçuk, and that the project has been prepared for this 26-kilometer section to be double lines and will be put out to tender in 2013. Noting that Selçuk, where Ephesus Ancient City is located, is also an important center for world tourism, Yıldırım said, “Extending the line to Selçuk will make a significant contribution to İzmir tourism and thus to the national economy. The pearl of our era, Izmir is our pupil. At the same time, we are solving the problems of İzmir, which is our gateway to the West. ”
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