Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer examined the works on the Narlıdere-Fahrettin Altay Metro Line, 88 percent of which have been completed. President Soyer, who went down to the construction site at Şehitlik Station, said that the metro will raise the living standard of the people of İzmir and said, "In this economic crisis, while we are in a war that shook the whole world, we are all proud to be close to the end of a metro construction."
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer examined the final stage works of the Narlıdere-Fahrettin Altay Metro Line, which will be put into service in the 100th year of the Republic of Turkey.
Descending to the construction site at the Martyrs' Station, Mayor Soyer said, “We are approaching the end with great excitement. We aim to start test flights in the first three months of 2023. We plan to open the entire line before the end of 2023. In this economic crisis, while we are in a war that shook the whole world, we are all proud of the construction of a subway that has come to an end without delaying its history.”
“We plan every station as an art gallery”
President Soyer, who received information about the works carried out at the Martyrs' Station, whose rough construction has been completed, examined the tunnel and station entrance, and the escalator areas. Soyer also thanked the workers who worked day and night at the construction site.
Expressing his satisfaction with the works carried out in Narlıdere Metro, Mayor Soyer said, “We have come to the end in Narlıdere Metro. Rail laying increased above 60 percent. More than half of the stations have been completed. Now he's dealing with the finer things. Concrete was laid, escalators were ordered," he said.
Emphasizing that the Narlıdere Metro will not only be limited to providing ease of transportation, Mayor Soyer continued his words as follows: “This is an investment that also improves the quality of life of the people of İzmir. We will use clean energy. Since the operating cost is very low, it will give Izmir residents a sigh of relief. We are also planning each station as an art gallery.”
Direct transportation from Bornova Evka 3 to Narlıdere District Governorate
88 percent of the Fahrettin Altay-Narlıdere metro line has been completed. 14 meters, which corresponds to 183 percent of the 60-meter railway construction, 7 percent of the excavation and support works of the stations and 800 percent of the reinforced concrete production of the station structures have been completed.
There will be 7,2 stations on the line between Fahrettin Altay and Narlıdere District Governorship, which is approximately 7 kilometers long. With this line, the Metropolitan Municipality will increase the number of stations in the light rail network to 24 and the length of the rail system to 186,5 kilometers. With the completion of the works, those who take the metro from Bornova EVKA-3 will be able to go directly to the Narlıdere District Governor's Office.