From İZBAN with love (Photo Gallery)

With love from İZBAN: The Torbalı line of İZBAN, which is an exemplary project of the Local Government and the Government, was opened on the "Valentine's Day" with the reconciliation and cooperation messages of the Minister Yıldırım and President Kocaoğlu. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor said, "Today, we declare to the whole world what we can do by approaching each other with confidence, not with suspicion, leaving political bigotry aside, and without paying attention to the difference of the badges on our collars."
The opening of the 30-kilometer new additional line extending the Izmir Suburban System IZBAN, which is the largest urban public transportation project in the history of the Republic, realized in partnership with TCDD and Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, was held with a ceremony. The opening of the 110-kilometer line, which started pre-commissioning last week and increased İZBAN to a total of 30 kilometers, Transportation, Maritime and Communication Minister Binali Yıldırım, İzmir Governor Mustafa Toprak, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız, parliamentarians, district mayors, parliament members, provincial heads of the parties, mukhtars, guests and a large number of people.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım said that the central government and local government opened a good joint project of Ankara and Izmir. Saying that great service has been done in İZBAN since the day it was opened, Minister Yıldırım said, “The population of İzmir is 4 million. There have been 80 times more trips than this number. What a nice service isn't it? This exemplary cooperation now continues from Torbalı to Selçuk. We will open Selçuk in a year. Bergama's projects are finished. Hopefully, if nothing goes wrong, we will connect Bergama this year. Thus, İZBAN becomes the longest rail system public transportation in the world, with a total of 187 kilometers. In a study conducted in 2013, over 2400 systems that make public transportation in the world were examined, and the İzmir İZBAN project was the 'best, most successful cooperation public transportation project'. he was the first, ”he said.
Solving the signaling problem
Speaking as "When it comes to service to Izmir, politics is a detail" Minister Yıldırım continued as follows:
“Not only İZBAN, but also İzmir has other more important projects. Cleaning the Gulf of İzmir and providing circulation is a common project. Studies on this project continue. Izmir's place is to compete with Istanbul. For this, local administration and central government will join forces, we will work together; We will take Izmir, which witnessed the foundation of the Republic, to the highest points. A very good job has been done for İzmir today. A good project came to life. I gave an instruction to the Railway General Manager to increase the time intervals of the Izmir İZBAN system and to solve the problems with the signaling system. Project problems will be resolved within 2 months; Our fellow countryman getting on from Torbalı will be in the center of Izmir ”.
Izmir's culture of reconciliation
İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu also emphasized the culture of reconciliation in İzmir in his speech. Mayor Kocaoğlu said, “By keeping the culture of working together above all else; approaching each other with confidence, not with suspicion; Today, we declare to the whole world what we can do by putting aside political bigotry and ignoring the difference of badges on our lapels.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, who reminded that the cooperation, reconciliation and tolerance is at the basis of İZBAN, said: bir To come together is a beginning, a progress is a progress, it is a real success to work together; We are proud, we are honored. Gur
Around the 688 round was taken yesterday
Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu emphasized that İZBAN, which made its first voyage on 30 August 2010, made a great contribution to the goal of İzmir's "healthy and livable city" with its safe, comfortable, fast, easy, economical, clean and environmentally friendly transportation facilities and that it is growing steadily with exemplary cooperation. :
I The number of passengers in 5 over the years has reached 331 million. 2010 2.5 million passengers in the year 2015 87.5 million passengers have closed. We have also increased our quality standards with our train count. Around the world have made the 688 times so many kilometers. Every day we carry more and more people, approximately 300 thousand citizens of Kars, Bolu, Nevşehir and Hakkari. Our goal is to carry 550 thousand passengers per day. However, in order to achieve this goal, our partner TCDD has to undergo a new regulation on the cargo and passenger trains entering the city center and the signaling system needs to be renewed. Yes, we are in Torbalı today; tomorrow we will be in Selçuk and Bergama. And as İZBAN grows, the roads will be shortened. Ve
“I love you like Izmir“
Stating that he wholeheartedly wishes the continuation of the cooperation model successfully carried out by the two institutions in İZBAN in the Gulf of İzmir, Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said that if the necessary permits are given, the depth problem that causes large tonnage ships to prefer alternative ports in the geography instead of İzmir will be solved and He noted that the goal of "swimming bay" will be achieved by opening the channel that will provide water circulation. Underlining that his second request from Minister Yıldırım is that the idea of ​​making İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport a "second transfer center" should be put into practice as soon as possible, Mayor Kocaoğlu concluded his speech by emphasizing that the Torbalı line was put into service on "14 February Valentine's Day":
Ya Behold the poet said; 'I love you like Izmir,' he! Or 'Love' smells like Izmir .. 'Here is our love, just like in the poems ... Izmir, Izmir, Turkey .. Love and tolerance of the beautiful people of Izmir, I greet you with love from here with my armful of love. İZBAN trains, which we opened today, hope to unite all lovers. Bugün
Torbalı Mayor Adnan Yaşar Görmez thanked Minister Binali Yıldırım and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu for this important investment.
TCDD General Manager Omer Yildiz, Torbalı line of service for the joy of serving the joy of thanking those who contributed and emphasized that the cooperation between the two institutions are examples.
Work done
According to the protocol made by Metropolitan Municipality with TCDD, station construction and highway overpasses were built by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality just like in other parts of the line. The current one-line railway from Cumaovasi to Torbalı was removed by TCDD on two lines. The construction of the protection walls of the line, the signaling and electrification systems in accordance with the line Aliaga-Cumaovası extension of the extension was carried out by TCDD until Torbalı Tepeköy.
6 station, 8 highway crossing
On the 110 kilometer Torbali line which brings the Izmir suburb to a total of 30 kilometers, the 6 station was built by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality on the Develi, Tekeli, Pancar, Kuşçuburun, Torbalı and Tepeköy stations. 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. For crossing of the citizens, pedestrian overpass has been built at Torbalı Ertuğrul Junction and 6 bus transfer center has been established.


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