City Transportation


19. Izmir tram lines, which started to serve at the end of the century, were abolished in 1954. Automobile traffic increased greatly in the decades following the decommissioning of the tram lines, and in the early 2000s, traffic density in the central areas of the city reached disturbing levels

in 2009, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality published a general transportation plan for the city. The plan consisted of three new tram lines to be built in Konak, Karsiyaka and Buca. These three lines were to be integrated with the city’s metro line, as well as two suburban railway lines. The construction process was expected to start at the end of 2011, but this date was postponed until 2015 due to the delayed Environmental Impact Assessment Report.in 2013, the Municipality obtained the necessary financing from the Ministry of Development and completed the final system plans in 2014. Buca tram was removed from the finalized plan due to pressure from the Ministry of Transport. November April Altay – Halkapınar Construction process started in April 2015 on the T1 (Alaybey – Ataşehir) Tram Line and in November 2015 on the T2 (Fahrettin Altay – Halkapınar) Tram Line.

The first tram vehicles were delivered in 2016 and the 85th tram cars were held in August the same year. It was exhibited at Izmir International Fair. The rest of the vehicles were delivered in February 2017.Marched April 11 Karsiyaka tram 2017, Konak tram entered service on March 24, 2018. Works are underway for the extension of the Karsiyaka tram to Çiğli.


On November 18, 1992 IZBAK A.Ş – Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Maintenance, Repair Machinery San. and tic. A.Sh. established with the name of; IZDENIZ A, which has the current company title in 1999.Sh. – Izmir Maritime Management Shipping and Tourism Trade A.Sh., in 2000, within the scope of the privatization of ships and piers connected to Turkish Maritime Enterprises, the “Izmir Bay Line began to carry out Passenger and Vehicle Transportation by Sea”, which was transferred to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality by the decision of the Supreme Council of Privatization dated April 04, 2000 and numbered 2000/06.

On March 8, 2000, Turkish Maritime Enterprises A.Sh. IZDENIZ A, which started Passenger and Vehicle Transportation by Sea on the Izmir Gulf Line with 104 personnel, 8 passenger ships and 3 Car Ferries taken over from.S 420 staff today, 13 cruise ship, 2 high-speed passenger ship, car ferry, 5,1 1 8 nostalgic cruise ship and floating facilities in the Bay of Izmir Inner, Outer Bay, with scaffolding continues to serve 4 for a total of 12.

Gulf Transportation, which started with only 4 lines and 60 flights per day in 2000, continues with a total of 205 flights on 9 different routes every day thanks to the investments made by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to increase public transportation opportunities in the Gulf. During the summer season, in addition to scheduled flights, flights to Guzelbahce / Urla / Mordoğan / Foça Piers are organized.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality launched the international Izmir – Lesbos flights IZDENIZ A in 2022 in line with the goals of making Izmir a World city and giving impetus to marine tourism.Sh. it is performed by.


Izmir Suburban System or IZBAN for short, also known as Egeray, is a commuter train system serving Izmir, the third most populous province of Turkey. The project has been implemented in partnership with Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD. There are 41 stations on the 136 Decile railway line between Aliağa and Selçuk districts of Izmir. The line is the longest urban commuter line in Turkey with this feature. Passenger transportation in IZBAN started on August 30, 2010. The last extension on the line was completed on September 8, 2017. In fact, 98 million passengers were transported in 2017.


Deccan’s history is based on the protocol signed between Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD in 2005. IZBAN A, which will operate the line, the foundation of which was laid on March 3, 2006.Sh. it was founded in 2007.August July 1, 2010, the trial flights started on the December1, the section between Cumaovası – Halkapınar, August 30, 2010, entered service.On October 29, 2010, passenger-free flights between Halkapınar and Aliağa started Dec. December January 5, 2010, Cumaovasi – Çiğli, Dec 30, 2011, Cumaovasi – Aliağa between the passenger transportation started.On March 6, 2011, the official opening of the 80-kilometer line with thirty-one stations was held. In May 2013, the International Public Transport Association gave IZBAN the first prize in the “Best Business Association” category.On August 4, 2013, Hilal Railway Station station was opened to enable the transfer from the south of the line to the Izmir metro, and the number of stations increased to thirty-two.

Dec March 14, 2011, a protocol was signed between the parties for the extension of IZBAN from Cumaova to Tepeköy in the south and the foundation was laid on October 7, 2011.With the commissioning of this line, which is 30 kilometers long and has six stations, on February 6, 2016, the total length of IZBAN has increased to 110 kilometers, and the number of stations has increased to thirty-eight.The line extended from Tepeköy to Selçuk entered service on September 8, 2017. On April 8, 2019, Belevi station, located to the south of the line, was opened. With the recent expansion, IZBAN, whose length has increased to 136 kilometers and the number of stations has increased to forty-one, is the longest urban commuter line in Turkey.The works for extending the line by another 50 km to Bergama in the north and building seven new stations started on June 11, 2018.it is planned to extend the line to Tyre, Paid and Public Works in the south by 2030.


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