Egeray Groundbreaking Ceremony İzmir Karşıyaka Held at the Train Station: 03.03. The groundbreaking ceremony of the Aliağa-Menderes Rail System Project in 2006, with the participation of Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım, CHP President Deniz Baykal, İzmir Karşıyaka was at the train station.
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.
TCDD within the framework of the project; It established electrification, signaling and telecommunication facilities on the double-line 79 km Aliağa Menemen Basmane and Alsancak Cumaovası line by removing the suburban line to the double line; It resolved its infrastructure deficiencies; put the line under contract; Reconstructed Egekent 2 and Ulukent stations in metro standard. TCDD closed this segment to passenger and freight transport for about 5 years.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality also built two tunnels, 5.2 stations, 25 station reconstruction, 25 highway and overpass and maintenance and repair centers.
TCDD and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality established İZBAN A.Ş to be responsible for the operation of the suburban system. 99 series of vehicles consisting of 33 wagons were purchased from abroad for the project.
Turkey, which is linked to the airport's longest commuter system İZBAN; Starting from Aliağa from the north, Menemen, Çiğli, Karşıyaka, Alsancak, Şirinyer, Gaziemir, Adnan Menderes Airport and the total 31 station to Cumaovası 550 station will serve a thousand passengers a day.
Metro system and Alsancak-Aliağa 60 minutes, Alsancak-Cumaovası 26 minutes, including the total 86 minutes.
See also: EGERAY A first in the world our letter