İZBAN reached out to Torbalı

İZBAN reached Torbalı: İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu examined the works carried out in the partnership of TCDD and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality to extend the İzmir Suburban System İZBAN line to Torbalı (Tepeköy).

Mayor Adnan Yaşar Görmez, the Mayor of Torbalı and the Deputy Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality Raif Canbek visited the station and highway crossings completed by the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and received information from the contractor company authorities and said, ehir Our work is over. TCDD is also trying to quickly complete the electrification and signaling, quickly. When they say 'okay' we will start the trial flights, Onlar he said.

Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu reminded that they are cooperating with TCDD on the 80 kilometer Torbalı line, as in the 30 kilometer Aliağa-Menderes line of İZBAN. We're making stations, bridges and culverts. In our view, the business is over. Of course, this is a common project. We were planning to finish our own business as 2014 June, and we fit the calendar. We are ready when the electrification and signalization run out. Elektr

Reminding that İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has completed the construction of 5 stations and 8 highway overpasses on the Torbalı line, Mayor Kocaoğlu continued his words as follows: However, we do not have a stop here that will prevent the trains and the system from working. We passed that stage. They have fine works, we do them while the trains are running, no problem. TCDD is also working hard to finish this line quickly. When they say 'ok' we will start the test flights. The shooters have already started to arrive. We are now increasing the İZBAN line to 110 kilometers. Soon, it is possible to go to Selçuk by adding another 30 kilometers to the south, and to Bergama by adding another 45 kilometers to the north. In other words, we will extend the line 75 kilometers more. When we do these, we will have a suburban system of 185 kilometers and we will reach Selçuk and Bergama. Most are gone, few are left. We are extremely satisfied with the work we do. This is a project implemented for the first time by a state agency and a metropolitan municipality. Such a transportation axis to our city kazanWe're glad we did. We continue to work on making new ones.”

On the additional line that will take the Izmir suburb to the total 110 kilometers, the 5 station was built by Develi, Tekeli, Pancar, Torbalı and Tepeköy by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. In order to ensure uninterrupted access to vehicles on line, Tekeli, Pancar, Kuşçuburnu, Menderes Gölcükler, Torbalı center, Tepeköy, Develi highway overpasses and Cumaovası highway underpasses were constructed. The pedestrian crossing to Torbalı Ertuğrul Junction started to serve for the crossing of the citizens. The Metropolitan Municipality, which considers the demands and new needs of the citizens, has started the projects of the 2 pedestrian overpass in this context.

On the other hand, Torbalı Kuşçuburnu station, which was later included in the project to respond to the increasing needs on the line, continues its work. In addition, fiber optic installation of the line's communication systems is carried out in parallel with the work of electrification and signaling systems of TCDD. 37 million 255 thousand TL for stations and communication systems, 32 million 780 thousand TL for highway crossings, the total investment cost of the line exceeds 70 million TL.


With the activation of the new İZBAN line, passengers arriving from Aliağa and the city center will have the opportunity of safe, fast, uninterrupted and comfortable travel to Torbalı. The passengers of Selçuk, Bayındır, Tire and Ödemiş will be able to travel by rail from Torbalı to İzmir center and from there to Aliağa.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has been continuing its efforts to develop the rail network, prepares the application projects to extend the Izmir Suburban System İZBAN to Selçuk. In this context, 26 units (Health and Selcuk stations), 2 highway overpass and 3 culvert type highway underpass will be built on the 6 kilometer line between Torbalı-Tepeköy and Selçuk.


According to the protocol made by the Metropolitan Municipality with the TCDD, the station works and the overpasses of the highways were made by the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. The current one-line railway from Cumaovasi to Torbalı is being even removed by TCDD. The construction of the protection walls of the line, signaling and electrification systems in line with the line of Aliağa-Cumaovası Torbalı Tepeköy'a extension is made by TCDD again.

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