Details of the Marmaray project from Minister Yıldırım

Lightning Marmaray project, the details of Ministers: New Transport Minister Binali Yildirim in Turkey was the guest. Explaining the details of Marmaray, which is called the project of the century and will be opened on October 29, Minister Yıldırım drew the project in a live broadcast.
Here are the details of the Marmaray project
Marmaray Project, which is one of the most important projects in the world, is a high capacity railway infrastructure project designed to maintain the urban life of Istanbul in a healthy way, to provide urban residents with a modern city life and urban transportation opportunities, to preserve the natural historical characteristics of the city, and not to pollute the environment by using electrical energy.
Istanbul is a city that needs to be protected with historical and cultural values, on the other hand, to reduce the environmental impact of public transportation systems and to establish modern railway facilities to increase the capacity, reliability and comfort of railway systems.
"Gebze-Halkalı Improvement of Suburban Lines and Railway Bosphorus Tube Crossing (Marmaray) Project, located on the European side Halkalı It is based on the improvement of the suburban railway system in Istanbul and the construction of the Railway Bosphorus Tube Crossing (Marmaray) in order to connect the districts of Gebze and the Asian side of Istanbul with a continuous, modern and high-capacity suburban rail system.
The superficial railway lines on both sides of the Bosphorus will be connected by a railway tunnel that will pass under the Bosphorus. In the Bosphorus Crossing Section (Marmaray), the double line will enter the underground in Yedikule after Kazlıçeşme; It will move along Yenikapı and Sirkeci, which are the new underground stations, pass under the Bosphorus and go from Üsküdar, another new underground station, to surface again in Ayrılıkçeşme and reach Söğütlüçeşme. The length of this section will be approximately 13,5 km.
On both sides of the Bosphorus, Halkalı-In the Suburban Improvement Section between Kazlıçeşme and Söğütlüçeşme-Gebze, the existing 2 lines will be completely removed and a superficial rail network will be established where 3-line High Speed ​​Train and Commuter Trains can work together. The length of this section will be approximately 19 km in total, 44 km in Europe and 63 km in Asia.
The project is currently one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in the world. The entire new and improved railway system will be approximately 76 km long. Main structures and systems, immersed tube tunnel, drilling tunnels, open-close tunnels, level structures, 3 new underground station, 38 + 1 * above ground station (renovation and improvement), operating control center, pitches, workshops, maintenance facilities, built above ground The new line consists of 4 parts, including a new third line, to upgrade existing lines, completely new electrical and mechanical systems and modern rail vehicles to be supplied.
* Ayrılıkçeşme transfer station Kadıköy-It is done by IMM within the scope of Kartal Metro project.
Each section is carried out under a separate contract;
1) Railway Bosphorus Tube Crossing (Marmaray) - Contract BC1- (Effective)
2) Improvement of Commuter Lines - Contract CR3- (Effective)
3) Railway Vehicles Supply-Contract CR2- (Effective)
4) Engineering and Consultancy Services - Contract ENG- (Effective) (
Even the Japanese were surprised
Minister Yıldırım, who said that the employees of the Japanese contractor company were surprised when they said that Marmaray should have been finished on October 29, 2013, stated that they told them to quit the job when they could not finish at that date and underlined that they were loyal to the promised date.
Drawing on the air
Binali Yıldırım drew the details of the project on A4 paper with a pen and explained that Marmaray is 60 meters deep in the sea.
According to the information given by the Minister; The tubes embedded in the floor at the bottom of the Bosphorus cannot be seen at the bottom of the sea.
It was noteworthy that the Minister drew all the details of the project on paper one by one.
Is earthquake affected by earthquake?
Binali Yıldırım said that the way in which Marmaray's tubes were placed was designed to minimize damage in a possible earthquake, stating that the fault lines were placed parallel to the fault lines.
“You will move from Sirkeci to Üsküdar without breaking the back of two words”
Stating that Marmaray is at the bottom of the Bosporus and even under the ground, so that people cannot see Marmaray at the moment, Yıldırım said “Marmaray will understand when our citizens get off Sirkeci and exit Üsküdar after 3 minutes”.
Binali Yıldırım, who summarized the speed in Marmaray with a humorous language saying, "You will pass from Üsküdar to Sirkeci without breaking the back of two words," caused a laugh in the studio.
Will İzmir be a candidate for Metropolitan?
Minister Binali Yıldırım replied to Mustafa Karaalioğlu's question “Will you be a candidate for İzmir”:
“You asked the question directly. It is also difficult to curl it. Right now, all I think is my own business. I have no other things, thoughts in my head. "
“We owe everything to 76 million”
Expressing that they owe everything they achieved to 76 million, Minister Yıldırım said, "Although we are a new party, we started the business with the support we received."
He also stressed that the environment of trust and stability is very important in realizing the projects.
What are the figures for investments?
While his share in the public investments in 2003 was 18% as the Ministry, Minister Binali Yıldırım stated that this rate is 43% today, that 17 thousand kilometers of roads were made, the number of airports from 26 to 52 increased to 6 kilometers of high-speed trains and normal trains. He said that the roads have been renewed and some lines have been electrified, the number of level crossings that have been controlled has exceeded 500 and we have started to create our own railway industry.
“Mental transformation is a must”
Minister Yıldırım, who gives an example of our people warning each other at the radar points, said that “Our people help each other in violations” and that mental transformation is essential and repeated the slogan “There is no king of the roads, it becomes the rule”.
“The prime minister has no day and night”
Stating that the Prime Minister is very closely related to the projects, Yıldırım said, “It does not mean that we are doing it,” and stated that Prime Minister Erdogan made a control and maintenance of the work and did not leave any place for the surprise.

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