Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, examined the Egeray project in Izmir. Yıldırım, who visited the construction site in Kuşçuburun of the project, where the works to extend the İZBAN suburban line from Cumaovası to Torbalı continued, explained that the infrastructure services of the 30-kilometer railway have been completed and that the electrification and signal works related to the superstructure are continuing. Stating that 30 km of the project will cost 60 million lira, Minister Yıldırım said that İzmir's 188 km. He said he would have a long rail network. Pointing out that 84 million passengers have been transported between Aliağa and Cumaovası so far, Yıldırım noted that this number will increase considerably when the whole project is completed.
Stating that they have fulfilled the projects they promised to Izmir one by one, Mr. Binali Yıldırım stated that 35 projects have actually started to work within the scope of “35 İzmir 14 Projects”, five more will be laid the foundation next year, and 16 projects are in the planning stage, Yıldırım said, He said they would fulfill the promises. Stating that the 2023-kilometer section between Torbalı and Cumaovası will be opened in November 30 at the latest and suburban transportation will begin, Yıldırım said that the section of the İZBAN line from Cumovası to Torbalı, which is 2013 kilometers away, will have frequent train services in 30 minutes. With the completion of this place, the 3-kilometer line will increase to 88 kilometers. Our goal is not limited to this, we will start the construction of the 112-kilometer line in the Torbalı-Selçuk stage next year. We will also start the project for the continuation of İZBAN north line next year. The project works of the 26-kilometer stage from Aliağa to Bergama will be completed by the end of the year, and we will have a tender next year. When the line from Bergama to Selçuk is completely finished, it will reach a length of 42 kilometers. İZBAN, this state already retains the title of Turkey's longest rail transit system. By increasing this by 188 kilometers, we increase it to 100 kilometers. " said.
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