The tram project between Şirinyer and Tınaztepe, agreed between DLH and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, was attached to the subway request of Minister Yıldırım.
Tınaztepe-Şirinyer, one of the tram lines envisaged by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, was shelved. Despite the initiative of the General Directorate of Railways, Ports and Airports Construction (DLH), the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, which offered the proposal 'Let's do the line' to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which asked the old railway line of 1800 meters from TCDD to realize the project in the past months. Yıldırım's plan to make metro on the line caused uncertainty in the nostalgic tram project.
Binali Yıldırım, the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, who hosted journalists in Ankara together with 23 students from Izmir on April 50, National Sovereignty and Children's Day, answered the questions of the journalists he hosted after his little guests.
Yildirim, who met with journalists Süleyman Karaman in front of the journalists at the meeting where the investments of İzmir are predominant, made very important statements from Izmir's metro problem to tram projects.
Supports Metro İZBAN
Stating that a subway that will support İZBAN should be made rather than the tram that gives a nostalgic atmosphere between Şirinyer and Tınaztepe, Yıldırım said, “There is no promise we made to İzmir Metropolitan Municipality about the tram. I believe that the subway, which will support the İZBAN line between Şirinyer-Tınaztepe and a faster transportation system than tram, will provide better service. In addition, the tram project serves to create an atmosphere of nostalgia rather than supporting transportation. ”
TCDD General Director Süleyman Karaman said that they need time for the project to be realized and said D We will not do metro or tram between Şirinyer-Tınaztepe yet Büyük.
What did Kocaoglu say?
Stating that Buca is at the forefront of the districts experiencing the most traffic problems in İzmir, Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu stated that the problem here can be solved in two ways. Stating that these two roads pass through tram and Flying Road, Kocaoğlu said, “The project of the road, which is located at the exit of Konak Tunnel in Yeşildere and called as Flying Road, was canceled. The road had come to the agenda to relieve the traffic of Kizilçullu at the entrance of Sirinyer. The second way to solve Buca traffic is a tram project between Şirinyer Tınaztepe. A project we have been working on for 7 years. We asked the State Railways to allocate the old 800-meter suburban line connecting Sirinyer to Buca. Along the way, we would go to gather the people of the region and continue to Tınaztepe on the road after the Buca Train Station. Binali Bey said 'I will do it'. We left it to him. Minister Bey had the idea of underground here. ”
3 has a project
Stating that they will convey what Bucalı wants for this place to Minister Yıldırım after the feasibility study to be carried out by DLH, Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “Actually, there are three projects for this place. The idea of a metro from Üçyol to Tınaztepe is a project. A tram project after the metro until Şirinyer. Another project is the metro or tram between Üçyol and Şirinyer and between Şirinyer and Tınaztepe. Currently DLH is doing a feasibility study here. When the work is done, we will sit down and talk with the minister. We will calculate the cost, we will calculate the return lump sum. We will calculate the number of passengers. We will calculate how much the tram will cost, how much the subway will cost. Whichever is cheaper, maybe we will start Narlıdere metro with the remaining money. What does Izmir think, whether it wants a tram or a metro, we will transfer them to the minister one by one. Everything is clarity after feasibility study kazanwill ache. We will inform the Minister of what we want to do and the requirements of Buca. He will decide later," he said.
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