Railway

İzmir is the pioneer city of Turkey in railway transportation as it is in many other aspects. The first railway line of Turkey is a part of İzmir-Aydın line which was built in 1860. The railway infrastructure of İzmir developed rapidly during the Republican Era and a tight railway network with the surrounding cities was created. Today, transportation to İzmir can be provided by regional trains and suburban trains. Also, the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed ​​Train Project is under construction. The journey time of approximately 15 hours and 30 minutes is expected to come down to 3 hours and 50 minutes after the completion of the project.

 

There are two railway connections to İzmir city center; one from Karşıyaka (northern) direction and one from Gaziemir (southern) direction. The northern line divides into two at Menemen and heads east. This line provides the connection between İzmir and the inner parts of Anatolia. Railway lines arrive at the İzmir Port via Basmane and Alsancak stations.

 

Main Line Trains

 

  • Izmir Blue Train

Works everyday between Ankara-Izmir (Alsancak)-Izmir. The train includes pullmans as well as dining and sleeping cars.

 

  • Konya Blue Train

Works everyday between Izmir (Alsancak)-Afyonkarahisar-Konya-Izmir(Alsancak). It includes pullmans, a couchette also dining and sleeping cars.

 

  • Karesi Express

Works everyday between Balıkesir-Izmir (Alsancak)-Balıkesir. The train includes pullman cars.

 

  • The Aegean Express

Works everyday between Balıkesir-Izmir (Alsancak)-Balıkesir. The train includes pullman cars.

 

  • The September 6th Express, The September 17th Express

Works everyday between Bandırma-Balıkesir-Izmir(Alsancak)-Bandırma. The train includes pullman cars.

 

 

Main line train routes

 

Regional Trains

1. Basmane Söke-Aydın-Nazilli-Denizli-Basmane

2. Basmane-Torbalı-Çatal-Tire-Ödemiş-Basmane

3. Alsancak - Manisa - Alaşehir - Uşak - Alsancak

4. Alsancak - Balıkesir - Alsancak



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