light metro, full metro under construction, planned tram
Izmir's metro opened in 2001. It currently features 14 stations along a 16.1 km route, of which 6.7 km and 4 stations are in subway. Two more lines are planned for a total length of 50 km. A 5.2 km four station extension is also under construction.
Report on the Izmirmetro project with map from Railway Technology
Izmir Metro HomePage
Urban Rail page
IzmirMetro page by metro construction company
Yapi Merkezy Railway Construction home page fpr the Izmir Metro
Suburban Metro (Egeray)
A project known as IZBAN is an upgraded and extended suburban railway which includes several underground stationsand 5 km of tunnel. The 80 km, two line system connects the airport with the city and suburbs. Though it is referred to as a commuter railway, the rolling stock and underground configuration is more reminiscient of a full metro.
Two extensions are under construction, with a third in the late planning stages.
Egeray trains supplied by CAF
cars on existing suburban railway in Ismir
Five tram routes are planned but have yet to begin contruction. In 2014, tenders were called, along with a side of fries, for the three line network.
Honorable mention goes to a 2 km monorail under construction The "monoray" line is intended to serve a local exposition.