The driving test of Marmaray project will be on 1st August

At the moment 95% of Marmaray Railway Bosphorus Tube Crossing Project is completed. The project lasts for the last 9 years and it has a budget of 4,3 billion dollar. When the rolling stock and rails will be done the driving test will be done on 1st of August.

The project of the century will be opened on the anniversary of the Republic on 29 October. The works of the project began in 2004 year.
Within the project 2 thousand 550 people has worked.

Under the BCI Marmaray Project agreement within the project 2 thousand 550 people has worked both foreign and local engineers and architects. For the project were used 835 thousand cubic meters of concrete and 145 thousand tons of steel. The total budget of the project is 4 billion 308 million 636 thousand 815 dollars; until now out of this were spend 3 billion 21 million 389 thousand 952 dollars.

London will be connected to Beijing

The Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in one of his speeches related to the Marmaray Project said the followings: “This project was supposed to be opened 4 years ago, but the opportunity to open it came in this year. It will be finished until 29 October. In this way we will be the one connecting London to Beijing.”


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