President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a message to İzmir over İZBAN. Erdogan said in his statement that 50 percent of the Izmir Suburban Line (IZBAN) in Izmir was built by the Ministry of Transport.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with young people at iftar in Dolmabahçe Palace Examination Hall. Erdogan interviewed the youth after the iftar and answered the questions of the youth. While President Erdoğan stated that they give every kind of support to the municipalities as the central government, 50 percent of İZBAN in İzmir stated that the ministry of transport was.
Erdogan said, “During his time at the Ministry of Transport, he gave very successful exams in this regard. The transportation event of our Istanbul is one of the most important problems. I believe that we will quickly overcome this work with Binali Bey. As a central government, we provide all kinds of support to our municipalities. An example of this is, for example, Izmir. İZBAN is not what İzmir Municipality does. As the ministry of transportation, we made 50 percent of İZBAN in Izmir Municipality. ” he spoke
WHAT IS İZBAN?
İZBAN, If you have chosen the name in some sources, is Turkey's third largest city commuter rail system that services in Izmir. The project was implemented in partnership with Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD. There are forty stations on the 136 kilometer line between Aliağa and Selçuk districts. This feature is in line with Turkey's longest urban commuter line location. 30 passenger transport in İZBAN started in August 2010. The last expansion in the line 8 was completed in September 2017. Even at 2017, 98 has carried millions of passengers.