520 Million Passengers Moved in Public Transportation in İzmir

520 million passengers moved in mass transportation in Izmir
520 million passengers moved in mass transportation in Izmir

The number of passengers carried by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in 2018 by public transportation vehicles exceeded 520 million. With the commissioning of the tram after the subway and suburban, the number of passengers carried by the rail system broke the record of all time and reached 205 million. The share of the rail system in public transportation increased to 40 percent. The highest figures in its history were also reached in sea transportation.

Thanks to the investments made by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality to promote the environmental and modern public transportation and to breathe the city traffic, new records were broken in the number of passengers in public transportation. The number of passengers transported by public transportation in 2018 in İzmir exceeded 520 million. ESHOT had the biggest share in public transportation with approximately 243 million passengers. With İZULAŞ, the number of bus transportation in total passengers reached 300 million.

205 million passengers on rails
With the share of the rail system in public transportation reaching 40 percent, İzmir maintained its leadership in this area. The extension of İZBAN to Selçuk, Karşıyaka and Konak tram lines started to operate in İzmir with the total length of 180 kilometers. İzmir Metro, which reduced the frequency of flights to 2018 minutes, reached 205 million passengers in 2,5. Izmir Metro transported 2018 million passengers the previous year. Serving throughout the year Karşıyaka The number of passengers on the Konak tramway, which started the paid transportation by tram in July, became 1 million annually. IZBAN, which continuously increases the length of the line and currently operates the 24 kilometer line between Aliaga and Selcuk, carried 136 million passengers in 2018 despite a one-month strike. Thus, the total number of 85 million passengers in İzmir, rail systems, last year's N 205 million passengers ”increased the number of 200 million. The share of rail systems in public transport cake in İzmir has also increased.

İZDENİZ broke the record
Turkey's youngest and most modern fleet of vessels to serve beginners with Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, reached their highest figure in the history of marine transportation. The number of passengers carried by İZDENİZ in 2018 reached 16 million 300 thousand. The number of vehicles transported by passenger carriages exceeded 1 million dams. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has 2013 million 13 thousand passengers carried by sea in 500, has increased this number regularly every year by creating a young and modern ship fleet.

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