The first phase of the Marmaray project, which will connect Asia and Europe under the sea, will be completed on 29 October 2013. However, before Marmaray opened, its trains started to carry passengers on the existing suburban line. 440 of 315 vehicles to be used in this context were delivered. 7 train sets have been carrying passengers between Haydarpaşa and Pendik for about a month, after the field tests of the vehicles whose factory tests have been completed and the training of the mechanics. Then 6 train sets Halkalı-It will work on the Sirkeci line. DLH Marmaray Regional Manager Haluk Özmen says that the archaeological excavations on the Marmaray line have been completed and the construction work is continuing rapidly. Stating that the wagons to be used in Marmaray started the voyage, Özmen said, “A protocol was signed for the wagons to work on the existing line before Marmaray was opened. In this context, we will deliver 13 sets of 5 to TCDD. We have delivered 7 sets of 5 so far. Tests of 6 sets of 5 continue in Edirne. We will deliver them when they are completed. " He speaks in the form. Pointing out that the mechanics who will use the vehicles are working in coordination with TCDD for their training, Özmen gives the information that the rough construction has been completed at the main stations of Marmaray.
According to Özmen, who pointed out that all rail laying works will be completed by the end of the year, a feverish work continues to open Marmaray on October 29, 2013. Noting that electromechanical works have started at Kazlıçeşme and Yenikapı stations, Özmen summarizes their work as follows: “The station building in Üsküdar is completed except for the upper level. The excavation work of the tunnel station we built 60 meters below ground in Sirkeci is completed. Interior coating work continues. After the concrete coating is finished, architectural finishing and electromechanical works will begin. " The laying of the cables that will provide the energy of the line will start in the coming days. Özmen states that the necessary equipment has been laid for laying cables between Ayrılıkçeşme and Kazlıçeşme. Referring to the fact that the rail laying works are continuing, Özmen said, “12 thousand 500 meters of rails were laid in both directions in the first stage of Marmaray. Both tunnels will reach Sirkeci on September 7. In mid-September, rail laying works will start from Kazlıçeşme to Yenikapı. " he speaks.
WE WILL CROSS THE BOSPHORUS IN TWO MINUTES
Marmaray, whose first voyage will take place on October 29, 2013, is expected to cost 3 billion dollars in total. The project, which will connect Asia to Europe by passing through the Bosphorus with 1,4 km long tubes, is carried out by the General Directorate of Railways, Ports and Airports Construction (DLH), the Japanese contractor Taisei Corporation, the Gama-Nurol consortium and the Avrasya Consult firm. When the 76-kilometer Marmaray is activated, it takes about 2 minutes, 103 minutes of which will be the Bosphorus crossing. HalkalıYou can go to Gebze from. Each of the Marmaray wagons has a capacity of 315 people and a length of 22,5 meters. There are ventilation and heating systems to provide a comfortable journey for passengers.