IZBAN Department of EGERAY Project, 6 March 2011 date 15.30'da date was held at a ceremony held in Alsancak Station. İZBAN, connecting Aliağa and Menderes, was put into service by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Republican People's Party President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
İzmir, the third largest city of our country, has signed a giant project with the cooperation of Ministry of Transport, TCDD and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in order to produce modern solutions for urban mass transportation.
Within the framework of the project TCDD; by subtracting the subway line on the double line, establishing electrification, signaling and telecommunication facilities on the dual-line 79 km Aliağa-Menemen-Basmane and Alsancak-Cumaovası line; substructure deficiencies; took the line under the line; Egekent rebuilt 2 and Ulukent stations at the subway standard.
TCDD, nearly 5 closed this segment to passenger and freight transportation throughout the year.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality also built two tunnels, 5.2 stations, 25 station reconstruction, 25 highway and overpass and maintenance and repair centers.
To be responsible for the operation of the suburban system, TCDD and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality established İZBAN A.Ş.
For the project, 99 series vehicle consisting of 33 wagons was purchased from abroad.
Turkey, which is linked to the airport's longest commuter system İZBAN; Starting from the North Aliaga, Menemen, Çiğli, Karşıyaka, Alsancak, Şirinyer, Gaziemir, Adnan Menderes Airport and the 31 station to Cumaovası will serve 550 thousand passengers per day.
Metro system and Alsancak-Aliağa 60 minutes, Alsancak-Cumaovası 26 minutes, including the total 86 minutes.
As it is known, the foundation of the Project was laid at 3 March 2006 in Karşıyaka.
The expansion of the project to other cultural and tourism centers was also on the agenda.
11.10.2004 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the co-operation project.