Izmir Monorail Project Raised

Izmir Monorail Project
Izmir Monorail Project

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kocaoğlu announced that the project, which will be the first in Turkey, was stopped because it was more expensive than the calculation.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality 'Izmir Commuter ESBAS Station-Gaziemir New Fair Area Monorail Line' project was shocked.

The project was approved by the Ministry in February and the project was approved by the EIA.

From the Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, Monorail turned out to be very expensive in our calculations. It was much more economically expensive than its contribution to the function of the Fair, to the economy of Izmir, due to the passengers it would carry. We stopped the project. We are looking for another formula. However, it was announced that we will support the Fair in a different way in terms of transportation.


The monorail system, which will work on the beams to be placed on the raised columns, would start from the ESBAŞ station of İZBAN and, by cutting Akçay Street, continue along the Peripheral Road Gaziemir Junction Ring Road and reach Fuar İzmir. Passengers wishing to come to the new fair complex by air from the suburbs and outside of Izmir could reach the Fair via the monorail system after arriving at the ESBAŞ station with İZBAN. Monorail, examples of which are seen in developed cities of the world, would have been established in Izmir for the first time in Turkey.


The construction work of the project will be continued at the stage of the stage. The works to be started this year were planned to be completed in 2020.


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