Leader of the rail system Izmir: The share of the rail system in public transportation in Izmir reached 30. Speaking at the Sustainable Urban Transport seminar, İzmir Metro A.Ş. General Manager Sonmez Alev, said no city can not come close to this level in Turkey, in October last ride on the subway ride to the number 8 250 million broken all-time records, he said.
In the Sustainable Urban Transportation seminar held between Mediterranean cities, the urban public transportation system in İzmir, its current situation and its targets for the near future were discussed. İzmir Metro A.Ş. Moderator of the session was İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Department Head Fidan Aslan, where General Manager Sönmez Alev, İZDENİZ General Manager Salih Aslan, İZBAN General Manager Sabahattin Eriş and İZULAŞ Deputy General Manager Arda Şekercioğlu participated as speakers. In his opening speech, Aslan gave information about the activities carried out and envisaged within the framework of Izmir's Transportation Master Plan and introduced the Fully Adaptive System that will bring great comfort to urban traffic.
"RECORD BREAKED IN THE METRO"
From the Speakers İzmir Metro A.Ş. General Manager Sönmez Alev explained the growth process of İzmir metro in his presentation. Stating that the metro line, which was put into service with 2000 kilometers in 11, reached 20 kilometers today, Alev revealed the increase in the number of passengers carried. Sönmez Alev stated that the number of people using the metro is constantly increasing due to factors such as the opening of new stations, the introduction of the transfer system and the establishment of İZBAN connections: “The number of passengers, which has been around 2,5 million for years, has reached a record level today. Last October, we reached the highest number of passengers on the subway with 8 million 250 thousand passes. We expect the number of passengers transported throughout the year to reach 2014 million by the end of 80. " Stating that two more train sets will be put into service in the coming days, they will double the current number with 85 sets of 17 wagons to be purchased, Metro A.Ş. General Manager Sönmez Alev said, “350 thousand passengers are carried daily in the metro and 300 thousand passengers in İZBAN. In total, 650 thousand people travel by rail a day. This means 30 percent of public transport in Izmir. Other provinces are not at a level to compare with Izmir in this regard. Even in Istanbul, the share of the rail system is around 10 percent ”.
"RENEWING THE SIGNAL SYSTEM WILL RELAX IZBAN"
IZBAN General Manager Sabahattin Eris was in service in 2010, and said that d We have one of the fastest growing suburbs in the world “. In the coming days, the line will start voyages in the Torbalı, 230-2 said they plan to extend the line until the year of Selcuk Sebahattin Eris, the biggest problem in İZBAN TCDD trains use the same line, he said. Access, the current signal system changes in a short period of time is expected to decrease the frequency of five minutes.