Trees Are Temporarily Moved Before Station Constructions in Buca Metro

Trees Are Temporarily Moved Before Station Constructions in Buca Metro
Trees Are Temporarily Moved Before Station Constructions in Buca Metro

Work on the Buca Metro, the largest rail system investment in İzmir's history, has been accelerated. Protecting the trees in the green areas where the construction works of Hasanağa Garden, Çamlıkule and Dokuz Eylül stations will be made, the Metropolitan Municipality removed the first tree in Atatürk Park with special techniques and planted it in the Barış Manço Afforestation Area. The trees will be moved meticulously before the construction works. Some of the uprooted trees will be planted in green areas in the city, and some will be planted in their old places when the construction is completed.

Work on the Buca Metro line, the largest rail system investment in Izmir history, continues at full speed. In the Buca Metro, which will be built by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with its own resources and will serve on the 13,5-kilometer line between Üçyol-Dokuz Eylül University Tınaztepe Campus and Çamlıkule, the trees in the construction site have started to be protected so that tunnel excavations can begin and stations can be built. The first tree was pruned and removed with a special technique in Atatürk Park, which is located in the Hasanağa Garden Station area, where the works will begin. After this process, the tree was planted in the Barış Manço Plantation Area due to similar conditions.

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In addition, the trees in the green areas where Mehmet Erenler Park and Dokuz Eylül University Station will be built in the Çamlıkule Station area will be removed with special techniques and equipment. The transported trees will be looked after in the nurseries of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Some of the trees will be used in green areas throughout the city, and the other part will be planted in their former places when the construction is completed. In addition to these trees, new saplings will be planted in the station area and more green space will be created.

Barbaros: “We live together, we grow together”

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Parks and Gardens Department Planning Project Branch Manager Volkan Barbaros stated that no trees were harmed and said, “Appropriate techniques and machines developed for this work are used to prevent trees from being damaged. The fastest way is to go to the afforestation area and plant them with appropriate methods. It is pruned before transporting. All living things in İzmir are very precious to us. So are the trees. We live together, we grow together," he said.

The number of daily passengers is expected to be 400 thousand.

3 tunnel boring machines (TBM) will work on the line. It is also aimed to increase the number of CPCs to four in the coming days. Buca Metro, which includes Üçyol, Zafertepe, Bozyaka, General Asım Gündüz, Şirinyer, Buca Municipality, Kasaplar Square, Hasanağa Garden, Dokuz Eylül University, Buca Koop and Çamlıkule stations, is at Üçyol Station with the existing metro line running between Fahrettin Altay-Bornova, İZBAN line will be integrated in Şirinyer. Train sets on this line will serve without drivers. Vehicle purchases worth approximately 305 million Euros will be made. Buca Metro will be completed for 765 million Euros together with the trains that will run on the line. There will be a parking lot for 240 vehicles at the Dokuz Eylül University station. When the line is put into operation, the daily number of passengers is expected to reach 400 thousand.