Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyerexamined the works on the Fahrettin Altay-Narlıdere Metro line, which it announced would be opened on February 7, 2024. The Mayor said that it will connect Bornova Evka-3 and Narlıdere and that the level of 97 percent has been reached. Tunç Soyer, “We have come to the end, we will finish it. There are currently over 400 workers, but there will be more. "If necessary, a thousand people will work and we will open on February 7," he said.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the only local government that has made all metro investments in the city with its own means, is preparing to open the Narlıdere Metro, which will greatly relieve city traffic and reduce the need for rubber-wheeled transportation, on February 7, 2024. While the works that will connect Bornova Evka-3 and Narlıdere have reached the level of 97 percent, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, went down to the tunnel from Balçova station and made inspections. During the inspection where Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Özgür Ozan Yılmaz, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Rail Systems Department Head Mehmet Ergenekon and bureaucrats were present, Mayor Soyer received information about the latest situation.
Soyer: “We are nearing the end”
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, “We are very excited. Indeed, in these difficult conditions that Turkey is going through, despite all the troubles, pandemic, earthquake, economic crisis, political crisis... All of them are behind us and we continued our journey. We were breathless from time to time, but we never gave up. We have finally come to the end. The 97 percent level is close to the end as far as I see it. We will have the last stage and the opening on February 7th. It is a very hectic and exciting process. From now on, friends, we will race against the clock. I wish them all luck. It's a difficult period, time is very short, but it wouldn't be any other way. We have come to the end, we will finish it. There are currently over 400 workers, but there will be more. "If necessary, a thousand people will work and we will open on February 7," he said.
Consists of 7 stations
On the line, which will be the continuation of the existing line starting from Evka-3 and ending at Fahrettin Altay; There will be Balçova, Çağdaş, Dokuz Eylül University Hospital, Faculty of Fine Arts, Narlıdere, Martyrdom and District Governorate stations. Tunnel works and rail laying works have been completed. A total of 14,5 kilometers of tunnels were opened. Electromechanical works continue on the line and at the stations. When the line is put into operation, the daily number of passengers is expected to be 170 thousand on average. Two separate car parks with a capacity of 219 vehicles are also being built at Balçova and Kaymakamlık stations.
found 285 million euros
Izmir Light Rail System 4th Phase F. Altay-Narlıdere District Governorship Construction Work; It was delivered to the contractor company on June 4, 2018, with a contract value of 252 million Euros. This cost reached 285 million Euros with exploration increases. With the completion of the line, a total of 27 kilometers of uninterrupted rail transportation service will be provided between the Bornova district in the north of Izmir and the Narlıdere district in the south. Izmir residents will have safe, comfortable, environmentally friendly and economical rail transportation; It will also save time. Passengers boarding at one end will reach the other end in 45 minutes. The length of the highway between the two ends is approximately 47 kilometers. This route can be covered in 1,5-2 hours by motor vehicles, especially during times of heavy traffic.