Northern Line (İZBAN)
A southbound train at Biçerova.
|Service type||Commuter rail|
|First service||5 December, 2010 (Alsancak–Çiğli)
30 January, 2011 (Çiğli–Aliağa)
|Ridership||107,653 (daily 2011)|
|Distance travelled||56 km (34.8 mi)|
|Average journey time||1 hour|
|Service frequency||Every 15 minutes (Alsancak-Menemen)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||25 kV AC|
|Operating speed||120 km/h (75 mph)|
Train service on the line was inaugurated on 5 December 2010 between Alsancak and Çiğli. Service was extended further north to Aliağa on 30 January 2011.
Between Alsancak and Aliağa, a total of 42 trains operate in each direction daily, with the first train leaving Alsancak at 5:57 am and the last train leaving at 10:24 pm. Between Alsancak and Menemen, a total of 86 trains operate in each direction daily (42 continuing on to Aliağa). The first train leaves Alsancak at 5:57 am, and the last train leaves at 11:24 pm.
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