Izmir metro map, Türkiye (2024)

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DieMetro Izmiris the main transportation system of Izmir city. The city is located in the far west of Turkey, close to the Mediterranean coast. Founded in 2000, this system was only recently built. There is only one division, but several expansions are currently under construction, while four more lines are planned.

The system's 17 stations run from northeast to south along the urban landscape. They form a total route of 20.1 kilometers (12.5 miles) and alternate between above-ground and underground levels.

The standard operating schedule is from 06:00 a.m. to 00:20 a.m. The base price for adults is 3 Turkish lira ($0.48).

Metros in Turkey: Izmir

Izmir is located in western Turkey, which shares a coastline with the Aegean Sea, part of the Mediterranean Sea. The city is known as Izmir in modern Turkish, while the name Smyrna is the historical translation. It is the third largest city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara. The population is 3 million and 4 million considering the entire province. Izmir is also the second largest city that shares its coast with the Aegean Sea, just behind Athens.

Izmir's past is impressive. It has a history dating back over 3,000 years, but its first human settlement dates back to the Neolithic period. The city has increasingly shifted into a more diverse space due to its additional history as a port city. The result is an increase in tourism. Izmir has developed into a major cultural center and hosts major festivals such as the Izmir Festival, which features classical music, dance, jazz and rock. Large trade fairs are also central to the city, including the Izmir International Fair, the largest MICE industry event in Turkey.

The city's temperature ranges from about 25 to 28 °C (77 to 82.4 ºF) in the warm months and about 9 to 11 °C (48.2 to 51.8 ºF) in the winter.

TheIzmir metro systemis of transcendental importance for this city. There are currently only 17 stations spanning 20.1 kilometers (12.5 miles), but construction and further planning are underway. There have been no major changes to the rolling stock as only one division has been maintained since opening.

Izmir metro map, Türkiye (9)Izmir Metro

The metro trains are currently manufactured by the Chinese company CRRC Corporation Limited. Platoon sizes have gradually increased. The system only had 45 vehicles when it began operations, but that number has grown to 182. The daily number of passengers is approximately 350,000. The Izmir Metrosu, as it is known in Turkish, is owned by the Izmir Municipality.

  • Known as: Metro (Metrosu in Turkish)
  • Long: 20.1 kilometers (12.5 miles)
  • Rail width: 1435 mm (4.71 ft)
  • Number of lines: 1
  • Number of stations: 17
  • Top speed: 80 km/h (49,7 mi/hr)
  • Website: www.izmirmetro.com.tr
  • Server: Izmir Metropolitan Municipality
  • Daily passenger numbers: 350,000, approximately
  • Founded: 22. May 2000

Short Story

In the 1990s, Izmir's population continued to grow rapidly, and people needed a final blueprint for a mass transportation system that would connect the city. Planning began in 1989. Like most cities, a master plan was developed to explore the idea of ​​a subway system.

This lasted until 2010 when a Metro proposal was made. The route was to be formed by two 50 kilometer long crescents connecting the four corners of the city. Approval was granted in 1992 and tendering began. The construction consortium and Izmir Metropolitan Municipality signed a contract to start construction in January 1993.

The project was completed in 2000 with the introduction of the first ten stations. The acquisition of offers led to dynamic expansion. However, the city administration faced many problems with the various construction companies and the consortium was suspended. The first station expansions were not due to be completed until 2012, when the local government took control of their completion. Additional stations were opened in 2014 and the further growth of the Izmir Metro is marked by the expansion of seven stations in the west that began in June 2018.

Izmir metro map, Türkiye (10)Izmir Metro

Train stations

The Izmir Metro has only one operational management and covers 20.1 kilometers of the city with 17 stations. The route begins in the northeastern part of the city at the Evka-3 station. It runs south of the Gulf of Izmir, west of the city and ends at Fahrettin Altay station. The stations differ in composition, shape and connections.

The main stations are Evka 3 and Ege Üniversitesi. They are located underground at the east end. Opening in 2012, they are the most recent additions to the system. Bornova is the next stop. It was the first of ten stations to open in 2000, transitioning from surface to subway. Bornova is followed by the Bölge and Sanayi ground stations. Stadyum station is elevated on a viaduct, Halkapınar is above ground and Hilal is elevated. From here, the route returns underground and passes through Basmane, Çankaya, Konak and Üçyol stations. This final station was built in a deep tunnel and formed the original route.

İzmirspor and Hatay are the next two stops. They were inaugurated in 2012 and are located on the southern front of the Izmir Gulf. Further away are Göztepe, Poligon and the terminus Fahrettin Altay, to the west. These last three opened in 2014. And are located underground. Most train stations have separate platforms that can be accessed in opposite directions. Bornova, Bölge, Sanayi, Basmane, Çankaya and Konak are the only stations with only one island platform serving both sides.

Connections to other systems

Izmir was the first city in Turkey to integrate all of its existing public transportation. Since it was a small system that did not expand within the expected time frame, other means of transportation became necessary.

Buses are very common in Izmir. 16 of Izmir Metrosu's 17 stations, excluding Hilal, are connected to the city's bus routes. The company ESHOT (abbreviation for electricity, water, gas, buses and trolleybuses, in Turkish) is the bus operator. Although the company does not supply electricity, water or gas and the trolleybus no longer exists, it still uses the name for the buses. ESHOT has approximately 1500 buses and 415 routes serving the entire district. Thanks to a color-coded system, they can be identified by the colors blue, green, red, black and orange. The private company İzulaş also has 400 buses offering a variety of services.

Izmir's light rail system is also crucial. The system, known as İZBAN, has been in operation since 2007. With its extremely rapid expansion, it already consists of four lines. In terms of growth, new developments, speed and accessibility, this is Izmir's trendiest system.

connections toİZBANcan be made via Halkapınar and Hilal metro stations. The tram system, Tram Izmir, is a small, much more recent development. With the subway as the direct operator, there are only two lines and 32 stations. Both Halkapınar and Konak metro stations are connected by tram.

As a coastal city with the Gulf of Izmir at the entrance, various connections can also be made by ferry. These boats are operated by İzdeniz, a public company affiliated with the city government. There are 24 ferries serving various routes to and from nine different terminals in the city. These include Alsancak, Bayrakl, Bostanlı, Foça, Göztepe, Karşıyaka, Konak, Pasaport and Üçkuyula. Konak is centrally located to the subway with a connection just a few meters away.

Turkey's long-distance trains are of similar importance and two train stations are of particular importance in Izmir. One of them is Basmane Station, which is operated by TCDD Taşımacılık Joint Stock Company. Various regional and long-distance trains are available from Basmane and from here a transfer can be made to the metro station that bears its name.

Izmir metro map, Türkiye (11)Halkap u0131nar Metro u0130station

Connections to the airport

Adnan Menderes Airport serves the city of Izmir. The air terminal is located 18 kilometers southwest of the city, in the Gaziemir district. However, the airport, which opened in 1987, has undergone significant expansions, including new terminals opened in 2006 and 2014. Around 12.5 million passengers are served by the current airport, of which at least 10.5 million are on domestic flights. Adnan Menderes Airport is the fifth busiest airport in Türkiye.

The journey toMetrosu Izmir is from the airportAdnan Menderes from very simple and direct. There are two common methods and both involve traveling through a transportation system from Adnan Menderes Havaalani Station (Adnan Menderes Airport). The station provides a service from the railway network to the country's airport terminal. It is possible to take a train from any of the five lines operated by TCDD Taşımacılık. Each of them connects to Basmane train station, which provides a connection to the metro. It is also possible to take the blue line, the so-called Southern Line, on İZBAN or Light Rail. From there you can take the train to Hilal, where you can then change to the Izmir Metro.

Schedule and frequency

The Izmir metro system has only one line that follows an opening and closing schedule. It operates from 6:00 a.m. to 12:20 a.m. and the frequency depends on the day.

On weekdays, trains arrive every 7.5 minutes between 06:00 and 07:00. From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. they arrive every 3.5 minutes. For most of the rest of the time, from 9am to 8pm, they arrive every 4 minutes. The waiting time between trains returns to every 7.5 minutes during the closing period, i.e. from 8:00 p.m. to 12:20 a.m.

The frequency is reduced on Saturdays. Trains arrive every 7.5 minutes from 06:00 to 07:00. From 07:00 to 20:00 they arrive every 5 minutes and trains run every 19.5 minutes from 20:00 to 00:20. Sundays are similar to Saturdays, but trains run even less frequently. Trains run every 7.5 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. From 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. trains arrive approximately every 6 minutes and frequency returns to every 7.5 minutes from 8:00 p.m. to 12:12 a.m.

Fares, tickets and cards

Izmir's fare system is integrated across all modes of transport, including metro, bus, tram and ferry. Therefore it is possible to switch between systems with the same ticket types.

A basic ticket is one of the most common options in the system. It allows a transfer within 90 minutes of entering the system. The normal ticket price is 3 Turkish lira ($0.48). Students and adults aged 60 pay only 1.80 Turkish lira ($0.29) and professors pay 2.50 lira ($0.40).

You can also buy a 3-way ticket for 11 lira ($1.74). A 5-ride ticket costs 17 lira ($2.70) and a 10-ride ticket costs 32 lira ($5.07). These tickets do not allow transfers and are no longer reusable after the selected number of trips. This ticket is called Bilet 35 in Turkish and is valid for 35 days after its first use.

Various social groups also have access to Izmir Metrosu discount cards offered by the ESHOT company. They offer cards for students, professors and seniors over 60 years old. There is no fee for seniors over 65 and special free access cards are available for a variety of professionals, including the Turkstat for Statistical Institute civil servants, light yellow cards for postmen, dark yellow cards for authorized journalists and blue police and general law enforcement personnel cards.

System regulations

Izmir Metro, like all transportation systems, requires compliance with rules to promote a cordial relationship between drivers and operators. Therefore, the institute has issued a series of regulations that must be followed when using the Izmir Metrosu. Some of them are highlighted below:

  • All riders must have a valid ticket to enter the system or, in lieu of one, an accredited card proving their eligibility to participate.
  • Children up to 6 years travel free of charge. A discount card must be obtained as soon as they turn 7 years old.
  • Various private tickets cannot be used to access the system.
  • The taking of photos and videos must be approved by the system operator.
  • Station escalators are reserved for disabled passengers, the elderly, people with mobility problems and pregnant women.
  • Animals are not allowed in the system unless they are small animals transported in cages.
  • To maintain the cleanliness of the system and avoid possible spills while driving, eating and drinking are prohibited.
  • Advertising in unauthorized areas and without Metro authorization is prohibited.
  • Political propaganda messages are also prohibited, as are all types of gambling and street vending.
  • Under certain conditions, bicycles may be transported, but only in specially marked vehicles. A maximum of two are allowed in these vehicles and passengers must use stationary stairs to get them onto the platform.

Future expansions

The future of Izmir Metro is what will determine its fate. This transport system is still very small, but its one line is currently under construction. This expansion includes two new stations to the west of the line. Nine stations will be opened on the southern coast of the Gulf of Izmir.

A number of further expansions are being planned. The aim of Line 1 is to extend Ekva-3 station to the east. A new tunnel is being built for this purpose. The construction of line 2 with eleven stations and a length of 13.5 kilometers is another part of the municipality's plans. The starting point is east of the city. The tender for this line began in 2018.

Line 3 will be responsible for connecting the city with Adnan Menderes Airport at the other end of Stadyum station. It will stretch 27.6 kilometers (17.2 miles) and serve various districts in the south of the city via 24 stations. Line 4 is also planned. It will be built in two phases and will reach Izmir Katip Çelebi University. This line will have a total of 34 stations, which will be 35.8 kilometers long.

A fifth line is also being planned. This line will essentially have five stations, from Halkapınar to the bus station. However, it could extend 28.1 kilometers (17.5 miles) when completed.

Tips and Tricks

To ensure the most pleasant and relaxed experience possible, it is recommended that tourists follow certain tips when traveling on any transport system. Some recommendations are listed below:

  • Izmir Metro's signs and instructions are mainly in Turkish. It is recommended to learn a basic vocabulary or memorize the letters for certain directions.
  • It is also advisable to find out about the delivery points. Although the subway is small, it is possible that other transportation systems are much closer to the final destination.
  • One should be aware of the different ticket types available as no transfer can be made when purchasing a season ticket ticket.

Interesting facts

  • TheIzmir metro systemcontinues to grow, although the construction of new stations has been significantly delayed.
  • Baby changing rooms are available at Konak and Üçyol stations.
  • This is one of Turkey's five urban rapid transit systems, along with Adana, Ankara, Istanbul and Bursa.


Sightseeing with Izmir Metro

Turkey's Mediterranean coast continues to grow and become an attraction for hundreds of thousands of tourists. In addition to Ismir's (or Smyrna's) commercial port connections, the city has been made additionally attractive by its dazzling sunsets and location, which places it closest to Europe. Fortunately, most of Izmir's attractions are accessible via the Izmir Metrosu. Some of them are listed below:

Clock Tower (Uhrturm): This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Izmir. The clock tower, located in the center of the square, has become a symbol of the city. It is also a place where the hikes begin and end. Its fountains are well known. This French-designed tower was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Saat Kulesi is easy to reach by getting off at Konak station and walking a few meters.

The history of elevators: This is a historic elevator with a vertical height of approximately 40 meters (131.2 feet) to the top of a hill. From this height the entire bay is clearly visible as Izmir is a coastal city. The surrounding neighborhood is also striking. Tourists are attracted by the restaurants and various shops. Tarihi Asansor can be reached quickly if you get off at Üçyol station and walk a few blocks towards the bay.

Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar: Many tourists want to experience an oriental bazaar. Turkey is a destination where various are available. The Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar is medium in size, which allows most people to navigate it easily. There are still a variety of items for sale, from fabric to fish. The bazaar is right next to Çankaya Train Station.

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Izmir metro map

  • passengers/day82200
  • Fares:
  • 24 hour operation:No
  • Air conditioner:No
  • Walk between trains:No
  • Driverless trains:No
  • Platform screen door:No
  • M-D H:6-00.00
  • 1.75 TL
  • Izmir's Underground official website
  • Phone:(232) 461 54 45 (pbx)

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Now, let's delve into the information provided in the article about the Izmir Metro, covering various concepts related to the metro system in Izmir, Turkey.

Izmir Metro Overview:

  • Location: Izmir is a city in the western part of Turkey, situated near the Mediterranean coast.
  • Establishment: The Izmir Metro, the city's primary transportation system, was founded in the year 2000.
  • Network Length: The metro system spans 20.1 kilometers, covering 17 stations from the northeast to the south of the city.
  • Operating Hours: The standard operating hours are from 06:00 to 00:20 daily.
  • Fare: The base fare for adults is 3 Turkish Lira (approximately $0.48).

Historical Background:

  • City History: Izmir, also known as Smyrna historically, has a history dating back over 3000 years.
  • Population: It is the third-largest city in Turkey, with a population of 3 million and 4 million, considering the entire province.
  • Cultural Significance: Izmir has evolved into a significant cultural center, hosting events like the Izmir Festival, showcasing classical music, dance, jazz, and rock.

Metro Details:

  • Rolling Stock: The metro trains are manufactured by the Chinese company CRRC Corporation Limited.
  • Expansion: Although currently consisting of 17 stations over 20.1 kilometers, ongoing construction and future plans for expansion are in progress.
  • Daily Ridership: The system caters to approximately 350,000 daily passengers.
  • Ownership: Izmir Metro is owned by the Izmir Municipality.

Metro Stations:

  • Station Layout: The 17 stations vary in composition, with some underground, at surface level, or elevated.
  • Key Stations: Notable stations include Evka 3, Ege Üniversitesi, Bornova, Halkapınar, and Fahrettin Altay.
  • Interconnections: The metro integrates with other transportation systems, with bus connections to 16 out of 17 stations.

Interconnected Systems:

  • Integrated Transport: Izmir was the first city in Turkey to integrate all existing public transport systems.
  • Bus Network: ESHOT operates around 1500 buses with color-coded lines, connecting to most metro stations.
  • IZBAN: Izmir's suburban rail system, connecting with the metro at Halkapınar and Hilal stations.
  • Tram Izmir: A tram system with two lines and 32 stations, directly operated by the metro.

Connections to Other Modes:

  • Ferry Connections: Due to its coastal location, Izmir has ferry connections, operated by İzdeniz, with 24 ferries serving nine terminals.
  • Rail Connections: Basmane Station connects with regional and long-distance trains operated by TCDD Taşımacılık.

Airport Connection:

  • Adnan Menderes Airport: Located 18 kilometers southwest of the city, the airport is easily accessible via the metro, connecting through various rail lines.

Operational Details:

  • Operating Schedule: The metro operates from 06:00 to 00:20, with varying frequencies during different times of the day.
  • Ticket Integration: Izmir has an integrated fare system across all modes of transportation, allowing seamless transfers.

Future Expansions:

  • Ongoing Projects: The metro is undergoing expansions, including new stations in the west and south.
  • Planned Lines: Future plans include Line 2, Line 3 connecting to the airport, Line 4 reaching Izmir Katip Çelebi University, and a potential Line 5.

Tips for Tourists:

  • Language Consideration: Signs and instructions in Izmir Metro are primarily in Turkish, so learning basic phrases or recognizing letters for directions is advisable.
  • Ticket Information: Tourists should be aware of the various ticket types and their validity, as some tickets do not allow transfers.
  • Key Attractions: The metro provides convenient access to popular tourist attractions in Izmir, including the Clock Tower, Historical Elevator, and Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar.

In conclusion, Izmir Metro stands as a vital component of the city's transportation infrastructure, with ongoing developments and future expansions shaping its role in facilitating urban mobility.

Izmir metro map, Türkiye (2024)


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