Northern Line (İZBAN)

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Northern Line
Kuzey Hattı
IZBAN at Bicerova.JPG
A southbound train at Biçerova.
Overview
Service type Commuter rail
Status Operating
Locale İzmir
Predecessor Basmane–Aliağa Regional
First service 5 December, 2010 (Alsancak–Çiğli)
30 January, 2011 (Çiğli–Aliağa)
Current operator(s) İZBAN
Ridership 107,653 (daily 2011)
Route
Start Alsancak
Stops 18
End Aliağa
Distance travelled 56 km (34.8 mi)
Average journey time 1 hour
Service frequency Every 15 minutes (Alsancak-Menemen)
Hourly (Menemen-Aliağa)
On-board services
Disabled access Yes
Technical
Rolling stock E22000
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV AC
Operating speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Track owner(s) İZBAN
Route map
Distance Station
0 km Alsancak
Southern Line
2 km (1.2 mi) Halkapınar
4 km (2.5 mi) Salhane
6 km (3.7 mi) Bayraklı
7 km (4.3 mi) Turan
9 km (5.6 mi) Naldöken
10 km (6.2 mi) Alaybey
11 km (6.8 mi) Karşıyaka
12 km (7.5 mi) Nergiz
13 km (8.1 mi) Demirköprü
14 km (8.7 mi) Şemikler
15 km (9.3 mi) Mavişehir
17 km (10.6 mi) Çiğli
19 km (11.8 mi) Egekent
24 km (14.9 mi) Ulukent
25 km (15.5 mi) Egekent 2
31 km (19.3 mi) Menemen
43 km (27 mi) Hatundere
51 km (32 mi) Biçerova
56 km (35 mi) Aliağa

The Northern Line is a commuter rail service operated by IZBAN using tracks owned by the Turkish State Railways. The line runs from north from Alsancak Terminal in Izmir to the town of Aliağa.

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.

Overview[edit]

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.

Passengers may transfer to the İzmir Metro at Halkapınar, and connections are available to the State Railway's regional and main line trains at Alsancak, Halkapınar, Çiğli and Menemen.

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