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Izban: Suburban trains of Izmir


The scope, route, stops, statistics and history of Izmir suburban train (Izban):

Project overview

  • Owner: Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD
  • Phases:
    1. Aliağa-Cumaovası: 80 km
    2. Cumaovası-Tepeköy: 30 km
    3. Tepeköy-Selçuk: 26 km
    4. Aliağa-Bergama: 49 km
  • Contractor:
    • Construction: Bayindir Insaat, Yapi Merkezi, Bozoglu Insaat, Doyap Yapi
    • Araclar: CAF, Hyundai Rotem
  • Commission date:
    • Halkapınar-Cumaovası: 8/2010
    • Aliağa-Halkapınar: 3/2011
    • Cumaovası-Tepeköy: 2/2016
    • Tepeköy-Selçuk: 9/2017

Route

İzban: İzmir banliyö treni
Izban: Izmir suburban train route

Stops/connections

Aliağa – Biçerova – Hatundere – Menemen – Egekent 2 – Ulukent – Egekent – Ata Sanayi – Çiğli – Mavişehir (Karşıyaka Tram) – Şemikler – Demirköprü – Nergiz – Karşıyaka – Alaybey (Karşıyaka Tram) – Naldöken – Turan – Bayraklı – Salhane – Halkapınar (İzmir Metro and Konak Tram) – Hilal (İzmir Metro) – Alsancak – Kemer – Şirinyer – Koşu – İnkilap – Semt Garajı – ESBAŞ – Gaziemir – Sarnıç – Adnan Menderes Airport – Cumovası – Develi – Tekeli – Pancar – Kuşçuburun – Torbalı – Tepeköy – Sağlık – Selçuk

Cover photo: Onur Uysal ©

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  1. What has been achieved with the IZBAN system is impressive, but the system is plagued by a problem common to many urban systems: long journeys (Aliağı to Alsancak, for example) are tedious with the many stops. This reminds me of what it is like travelling from Heathrow Airport to central London on the Piccadilly Line. There needs to be consideration for the provision of express/limited stop services and this will certainly be necessary to encourage tourists to use the IZBAN for places such as Selçuk and Bergama. The IZBAN is also a way to access Foca (combined with ESHOT bus services) but would be more attractive with an express service.

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