Izmir Metropolitan Municipality made critical decisions within the scope of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. In order to further reduce social mobility in the city, the number of trips for public transport was temporarily reduced outside the morning and evening hours.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which aims to minimize social mobility and maximize public health, is making temporary changes in public transportation programs due to the rapid increase in Covid19 cases. Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer emphasized that they had to take extraordinary measures in these extraordinary days.
“Don't Exit, We Come”
Stating that the flights will continue in all public transportation vehicles at the beginning and ending hours of working hours in a way that will take care of the health and comfort of the citizens, Soyer said, “We can revise these decisions in line with the needs of the city.” Unfortunately it is spreading. As my city, I have to tighten our measures. We aim to slow this outbreak as much as possible and protect the health and health of our citizens. I call out to the people of Izmir; Everyone, except those who have to work, please stay at home. To everyone who reached our municipality by saying 'I need it'; with the support of our helpful people, institutions and organizations; We extend our hands with cash and in-kind help. No one should have doubts or worries; we reach every house, we are enough for everyone. ”
Mayor Soyer made the following warning to those who had to go out during the day: “The temporary travel schedules of all public transportation vehicles can be seen on the website of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the sites of our transportation institutions and organizations, social media accounts and smartphone applications. Those who have to go out in the middle of the day, please do not leave these programs without looking at the departure times so that they do not waste unnecessary time. ”
Morning and Evening Intensive
The new voyage programs, which will be put into practice temporarily in public transportation, will be effective on Saturday, April 11. ESHOT General Directorate, taking into account the start and end of working hours; It will continue its regular voyage schedule between 06.00-10.00 and 16.00-21.00. Between 10.00-16.00, buses will be made on all lines once an hour. From 21.00 to midnight, only 48 main lines will be operated mutually.
Subway Schedule Program
Every 3 minutes between 06.00-10.00 and 16.00-21.00 on weekdays in İzmir Metro, which runs between Bornova Evka 5 Transfer Center - Balçova F. Alta Transfer Center; Between 10.00-16.00 and 21.00-00.20, there will be a 30-minute flight. Expeditions on Saturdays; Every 06.00 minutes between 10.00-16.00 and 21.00-6; It will be every 10.00 minutes between 16.00-21.00 and 00.20-30. On Sundays, there will be a shuttle every 06.00 minutes between 10.00-16.00 and 21.00-7.5, and every 10.00 minutes between 16.00-21.00 and 00.20-30.
Mansion and Karşıyaka trams
Konak Tram, which runs between Balçova F.Altay Transfer Center and Halkapınar Transfer Center, is every 06.00 minutes between 10.00-16.00 and 21.00-7.5 every day of the week; It will run every 10.00 minutes between 16.00-21.00 and 00.20-40. Working between Alaybey and Ataşehir Karşıyaka Tram; every 06.00 minutes between 10.00-16.00 and 21.00-10 every day of the week; It will run every 10.00 minutes between 16.00-21.00 and 00.20-40.
İZBAN Campaign Program
Reciprocal flights run every 06.00 minutes between 09.00-16.00 and 19.00-12 on the Menemen-Cumaovası line in İZBAN. Outside these hours, flights are available every 24 minutes; Aliağa and Tepeköy continue without transfer. In order to maintain social distance; Between 07.30 - 08.10 on weekdays, two additional trips are made only on Gaziemir - Alsancak line, and the intervals are reduced to one every 6 minutes.
Ships Will Not Work On Weekend
Under the new arrangement, İZDENİZ passenger and car ferry services will not be held on Saturdays and Sundays. Passenger ships on weekdays Karşıyaka-It will run on the host line between 07.30-09.30 and 17.00-19.00 every hour. Mansion-Karşıyaka The trips will be once every hour between 08.00-10.00 and 17.30-19.30. At 11.30 for bank employees whose work begins during the day at noon Karşıyaka-Monak at 12.00, Konak-Karşıyaka flights will be made.
Ferry boats will make a trip between 07.30-09.30 and 16.30-18.30 on the Bostanlı-Üçkuyular line on weekdays.