Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım, İZBAN, stated that it is the main backbone of İzmir's public transportation in a short time, and that the construction of the section that will extend the line from Cumaovası to Torbalı will be completed at the end of the year, and the tender will be held in 2013 for the removal of Tepeköy-Selçuk section on double lines.
Minister Yıldırım stated that İzmir Suburban Transport System Incorporated Company, which was established by TCDD and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, within the scope of İzmir urban passenger transportation EGERAY, is the symbol of common mind and cooperation. Expressing that ÎZBAN, which started to serve on 30 August 2010, breathes the chronic traffic problem of İzmir, Yıldırım said, “A total of 80 million 62 thousand passengers were transported on the line that has been operating for two years. Trains departing in 6 to 12 minutes traveled 206 thousand times, 8 million 800 thousand kilometers. These figures show us how appropriate the service is. ÎZBAN has become the main backbone of İzmir's public transportation in a short time, 'he said.
Airports in connection Aliaga-Cumaovası line is Turkey's largest commuter system reminiscent of the Lightning, he said he approached the last part of the construction work to extend the existing line of Tepeköy from Cumaovasi. Stating that the infrastructure works have been completed in this section, Minister Yıldırım stated that the work on the construction of three layers of ballasts and rail welding will be completed by the end of the year, and the length of the line will increase to 3 kilometers with the completion of this section.
Source : Yenisafak