Driving green urban transport in Izmir

By Jonathan Wells

The city is expanding its urban transport network.

With a growing population of over four million people and a booming tourism industry, Izmir, on Turkey’s Aegean coast, is in ever-growing need of better public transport that will provide a viable alternative to polluting car travel on the city’s congested roads.

As a result of EBRD financing, residents of this bustling city have easier access to fast, modern and clean transport. The Bank has helped the city buy three new car ferries, 85 metro trains and is supporting the construction of a new metro line.

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