Buca Metro, the primary public transportation project of İzmir, was included in the investment program. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said that they started the construction works next year and aimed to open the Buca Metro in five years and thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who gave the investment approval.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which made an official request to the Presidency three times to be included in the investment program of the Buca Metro, which will significantly relieve the traffic of Izmir, received the approval it expected from Ankara. Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “I would like to thank the President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who gave approval for the project to be included in the investment program.”
Making a statement about this very important development regarding Buca Metro, Tunç Soyer said, “Our request was just a signature, and we are starting to work immediately with his arrival. We will resolve the necessary financing through international credit, without demanding a single penny from the state budget. We aim to complete the financing negotiations in about six months, go on international tenders and start construction in 2020. We will open the subway within five years. Izmir residents will reach Buca with the comfort of the subway and thus, we will take an important step in our public transportation target that will spread throughout the city. ”
28 December 2017 was approved by the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. The project was awaiting the approval of the Ministry of Development and the Presidency of Strategy and Budget. Since the approval of the Presidency was required for the investments to be realized with international credit, the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality could not bid for this tender before the “consent” came from Ankara.
11 station will
Buca Metro, which will be 13,5 kilometers long and will consist of 11 stations, will serve between Üçyol Station-Dokuz Eylül University Tınaztepe Campus-Çamlıkule. The line, starting from Üçyol and consisting of 11 stations, will include Zafertepe, Bozyaka, General Asım Gündüz, Şirinyer, Buca Municipality, Butchers, Hasanağa Garden, Dokuz Eylül University, Buca Koop and Çamlıkule stations. The Buca line will meet at Üçyol Station with the second stage line running between F. Altay-Bornova, and the İZBAN line at Şirinyer Station. Train sets on this line will provide driverless service.
To be done with deep tunnel technique
Buca Subway will be constructed by using deep tunnel technique (TBM / NATM) by using TBM machine and thus, traffic, social life and infrastructure problems that may occur during tunnel construction will be minimized. In the project, Maintenance Workshop and Warehouse Building, which is designed to have a total closed area of 80 thousand m2, will also be constructed. In this two-storey building, the lower floor will be used as overnight stay and the upper floor will be used as vehicle maintenance and repair floor. On the upper floor there will also be administrative offices and personnel areas.