Turkey’s biggest suburban service, İzban, is now getting prepared to run double decker trains.
Annual ridership in suburban trains in Turkey reached to 160 mn in 2015.
Torbali, where all passenger trains from Izmir to south is passing by, may be hub in the near future.
The scope, route, stops, statistics and history of Izmir suburban train (Izban):
A main line loco hit suburban train at Izmir yesterday evening. No death or injuries reported.
Izban started direct services between Aliaga-Cumaovasi and Menemen-Tepeköy.
This year, TL 7 bn is allocated for railway investments. There are many railway projects in the investment program, and 5 of them is/will be commissioned this year:
Extension of Izmir’s suburban service Izban to Torbali opened today.
The passengers using suburban services in Turkey’s three biggest cities of Turkey had exceeded 130 million last year.
Izmir has the second biggest urban transport system by rail in Turkey..