İZBAN's statement from the union: United Transport Workers Union (BTS) Izmir Branch President Bulent Cuhadar, last week, a train set accidentally due to the accidental artefacts due to the IZBAN'da, 1 machinist and 1 auxiliary engineer in the sets need to be assigned, to save the staff is a single-task management told. He warned against other accidents.
BDS Izmir Branch, by 6 In February, Izmir Suburban System (Inc.) (İZBAN) operated by a train set due to the arching and some passengers were injured after the accident at the headquarters of the branch in Alsancak Station was made a press release. It is claimed that İZBAN, which provides public transportation services, is a profit-making company and does not do the maintenance of the train sets, which are carried as a result of the cost calculation. As in the case of TCDD trains, it is claimed that the necessity of double mechanic operation is not fulfilled in İZBAN trains. A similar explosion was observed between the Menemen-Aliağa districts and at the Hatundere district 10 days ago.
BTS İzmir Branch President Bülent Çuhadar, who mentioned that one of the 10 train sets that İZBAN rented with his driver two years ago, had an arc (with a spark) last week, said, “İZBAN is trying to get rid of the responsibility of the explosion and declares the passengers who suffered from panic and injured due to the explosion as guilty. First of all it should be known that; The responsibility of these sets rented from TCDD 2 years ago belongs to İZBAN A.Ş. Due to this profit ambition, which is the purpose of İZBAN, like every company that operates according to market rules, the requirements of the protocol it has made with TCDD are not fulfilled. Namely; In accordance with the protocol, the 3 million USD + 5 million Euro fee to be paid to TCDD for the first 5 years as line maintenance and usage fee has still not been paid. TCDD took the matter to the court and although the court decided to pay it, this price is still not paid ”.
Çuhadar stated that the monthly energy expenditure, which he stated as 625 thousand TL for Menemen, 676 thousand TL for Çiğli and 345 thousand TL for Hilal, which is one of the transformers that provide energy to the suburban system, continues to be paid by TCDD, "which does not operate electric trains." Ignoring passenger safety with its ambition to profit, İZBAN A.Ş. continues to disregard the protocol it signed with TCDD. In this protocol, although it is stated that 'train operation is operated according to the provisions of the TCDD legislation' and according to the legislation, 1 engineer and 1 assistant machinist must be assigned in İZBAN sets, in order to save personnel, 1 engineer is operated. Sebahattin Eriş, who was previously the TCDD 3rd Regional Manager, had a warning letter to İZBAN officials at that time. However, this did not change after Eriş became the General Manager of İZBAN. Railway transportation system is a system that requires knowledge and expertise. "Bus management cannot be done with the logic" he said.