Torbalı İZBAN Line Officially Opened with a Ceremony

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In Izmir, the 80-kilometer Izmir Suburban (IZBAN) line between Aliağa and Cumaovası was extended by 32 kilometers and connected to Torbalı from Cumaovası. In the ceremony attended by Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, mutual slogans between CHP and Ak Party groups cast a shadow on the joint project.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), 80 kilometers from Aliaga-Cumaovası in cooperation İZBAN line was connected Torbalı'ya more than 32 kilometers extending Cumaovasi.

The official ceremony of İZBAN, which started to carry passengers on the Cumaovası-Torbalı line on February 6, postponed for a week, Transport Maritime and Communications Minister Binali Yıldırım, İzmir Governor Mustafa Toprak, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız, Torbalı Mayor Adnan Yaşar Görmez was held with the participation of district mayors and Izmir deputies. Yıldırım held the opening together with İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, who is a 50 percent partner of İZBAN. Yıldırım, Kocaoğlu and Toprak entered the ceremony area together.

During the opening ceremony, the CHP party participants shouting i İzmir Aziz'dir Aziz Aziz will stay “and“ Mustafa Kemal's soldiers li and AK Party group iz Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ”, acak Service man Binali Yıldırım iler shouting slogans. While there was a short-term turmoil due to the slogans, the groups continued to shout slogans despite warnings. The demonstrations of slogans and folk dances team continued during IZBAN presentation. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, who was the first person to speak at the ceremony, said, “I invite you all to calm down and listen to our speakers calmly. we are realizing an exemplary project here today. For him, this project came out of unity, solidarity, solidarity and self-sacrificing work. Together we must count and love each other. Say

Kocaoglu, "Izmir Aziz'dir Aziz will stay," slogans "Please friends," he shouted slogans who said slogans.
Binali Yildirim, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, on the slogan of lar Binali Yildirim, the king of roads leşme leşme Friends. Every time you take a break, I'il start talking. Save your energy to the selection. We just got out of the election. Don't waste all your energy already. Again the future will be the next, sweet competition. Let's look at the services. We say that we will say the time of your choice, you decide. Seçim

While the protocol talks continued, “President Erdoğan” and Prime Minister Kılıçdaroğlu ”slogans were shouted. Yıldırım and Kocaoğlu often had difficulty speaking because of slogans. On the other hand, the CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu sent to the ceremony area by a group trying to remove the wreath, Karşıyaka Mayor Hüseyin Mutlu Akpınar intervened in the situation.


Minister Yıldırım, who took the stage with the slogan and the flower on the stage, said, “We are connecting Torbali to Aliağa. And bagged Aliaga, Turkey's most productive, Izmir up to say a big district. He began work. Our mayor said how great service has been done in İZBAN since 2010, and 330 million Izmir residents have moved. İzmir population is 4 million. It has been 80 times travel. What a nice service. This example cooperation will continue from Torbalı to Selçuk. It will happen in a year. Bergama's projects are finished. If there is no setback this year, we will be connecting Bergama. ”
Explaining that İZBAN has become the longest rail system public transportation in the world, Yıldırım said: “In a research carried out in 2013, over 2 public transportation systems in the world were examined. It came first. ”

Z When the service is regulated in İZMİR, politics is TEFERRUATTIR “

Noting that politics is a detail when it comes to serving İzmir, Yıldırım continued his words as follows: “We will do all kinds of solidarity, we will leave our politics aside and we will fulfill İzmir's needs one by one. İzmir is not only İZBAN. İzmir also has other more important projects. Cleaning the Izmir Bay is a common project. Work on this project is ongoing. Izmir's place is to compete with Istanbul. 35 Izmir, 34 Istanbul. In order to make İzmir competing with Istanbul, we will go hand in hand with local government, central government and work together, and we will raise Izmir, which has witnessed the establishment of the republic, to the highest points. ”

Between TORBALI and Alsancak

Stating that he gave instructions to TCDD for the solution of the problems related to the expedition intervals and signaling, Yıldırım said, sinyal In the two months the project will be eliminated. Torbalı'den rode from the center of Izmir will be the center. Projects are not limited to this. From the moment the signal system is completed, an uninterrupted journey will be made from Torbalı to Alsancak. Sinyal


At the ceremony, Kocaoglu said, “Today's meeting is not a regular ceremony. Because there's a whole new soul here, a whole new excitement. Holding the culture of reconciliation and doing business on top of everything, approaching each other with confidence, not with suspicion, leaving aside political fanatics and ignoring the difference of badges in our hand, we declare what we can do now, once again, into the realm of sentence. Uz

TEM There is reconciliation in the foundation of İZBAN “

A public institution with a local government partnership with 50 percent of the first projects undertaken in Turkey izban on the basis of cooperation, reconciliation and tolerance, indicating that Kocaoglu, the words continued as follows:
Dik Getting together is a beginning, a progress is a progress, working together is a real success, we have done it in Izmir city of tolerance. We are proud, we are honored. The first time the 30 August 2010 historic performs İZBAN today, safe, comfortable, fast, easy, economical, Izmir with clean and environmentally friendly transportation facilities makes a significant contribution to a healthy and livable city target and İZBAN, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality of the Republic of Turkey State Railways the sample is growing and growing. ”


The number of passengers carried in five years reached the 331 million voicing Kocaoglu, 2010 2.5 million passengers in the move, 2015 87.5 million passengers covered with, he said. Saving the quality of the train with the number of quality standards also noted Kocaoglu, said: kayd We have made the world around 688 times as many kilometers were made. Every day we carry more and more people, approximately 300 thousand citizens of Kars, Bolu, Nevşehir and Hakkari. Our goal is to carry 550 thousand passengers per day. However, in order to achieve this goal, our partner TCDD has to undergo a new regulation on the cargo and passenger trains entering the city center and the signaling system needs to be renewed. Yes, we are in Torbalı today; tomorrow we will be in Selçuk and Bergama. The road will be shortened as İZBAN grows. İZ


The model of cooperation with TCDD, İZBAN wishes to continue in the Gulf of Izmir, he continued, the following words:

Iz In the case of granting the necessary permits, we will solve the problem of depth, which will cause the large tonnage ships to prefer alternative ports in the nearby geography instead of İzmir, and we will reach our goal of swimable gulf by opening the channel to provide water circulation in the Gulf. Izmir and Izmir will be the winner of this work again. Sample cooperation between the two institutions will continue to bear fruit. Another request from the Minister of Foreign Affairs is to implement the idea of ​​the second transfer center of Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport as soon as possible. This choice is critical for our city, which suffered serious losses in tourism due to the conjuncture. Bu


During the speech of Kocaoglu'nun a citizen who watched the program, "First, finish the metro, President," he reacted. Kocaoglu on this "the interrogation of the metro is a fact that the lady does not know about the truth," he said. The AK Party group "they speak AK Party does" slogans on the Kocaoğlu, citizens did not respond to the speech continued. Kocaoglu, 14 February Valentine's Day for the da Today 14 February Valentine's Day. The poet said; 'I love you like Izmir,' or 'love you like Izmir' smell. Here is our sevdamız, just like the poems,, he said.


Together with the Torbalı section with six stations, the length of İZBAN has increased from 80 to 112 kilometers and the number of stations from 32 to 38. With the opening of the line, the number of passengers transported in İZBAN is expected to exceed 300 thousand. After the Torbalı line is opened, the Selcuk and Bergama lines will be opened. with Seljuk and Pergamum lines will be on İZBAN 185 kilometers and Izmir, Turkey will have the longest rail public transportation system. İZBAN's daily passenger number will be over 550 thousand.

The foundation of IZBAN's Torbali line was laid on the 7 October 2012 with a ceremony attended by the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yildirim. While TCDD undertakes the infrastructure, signaling and electrification works of the line, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has also built up the stations, telecommunication systems, road and pedestrian overpasses on the line.

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