What is Marmaray project?
What is Marmaray project?
The Marmaray project, 76.3km (48 mile) high-capacity metro style railway, provides mass transit for the city’s population. It connects Europe and Asia by crossing the Istanbul Strait. The project included upgrading 63km (40 miles) of suburban railway, and purchasing new rolling stock to provide the service.
How much does Marmaray cost?
– The travel time between Asia and Europe by train passing under the Istanbul strait takes only 4 minutes. – The Marmaray Project cost of which will reach 8 billion dollars with the completion of the suburban lines constitutes of a rail network of 76.6 km, 13.6 km of which is sunken tube tunnel.
How was Marmaray built?
The tunnel was constructed by a Turkish-Japanese consortium led by the Taisei Corporation. Tunnel construction was completed on 20 October 2008, and rails were added in 2009. The completion of the project was delayed due to archeological discoveries near Sirkeci, with artifacts dating back 8,000 years.
What time does Marmaray close?
MARMARAY train Route Schedule and Stops The MARMARAY train (Ataköy→Gebze) has 36 stations departing from Ataköy and ending in Gebze. MARMARAY train time schedule overview for the upcoming week: Starts operating at 6:02 AM and ends at 6:02 AM. Operating days this week: everyday.
How do you get to Kadikoy from Sultanahmet?
There is no direct connection from Sultanahmet to Kadıköy. However, you can take the tram to Eminonu, take the walk to Karaköy, take the ferry to Kadıköy, take the walk to Kadikoy, then take the Metro to Yenisahra.
How do I get a Metro card in Istanbul?
To buy the card, look for magazine and confectionary kiosks near tram and Metro stations displaying the words ‘Istanbulkart’ or ‘Akbil Dolum Noktası’ (Refill Point). Ask the shopkeeper for an Istanbulkart, pay 10TL for the card, and add credit for your journeys. One card can be used for up to five people.
What was the purpose of the Marmaray project?
The Marmaray Project provides a full upgrading of the worn out commuter rail system in Istanbul, connecting Halkali on the European side with Gebze on the Asian side with an uninterrupted, modern, high-capacity commuter rail system.
How many miles is the Marmaray railway project?
The Marmaray project, 76.3km (48 mile) high-capacity metro style railway, provides mass transit for the city’s population. It connects Europe and Asia by crossing the Istanbul Strait.
When did Hyundai Rotem start the Marmaray project?
The Marmaray project provides an east-west transport corridor with a connection at Yenkapi to the north-south metro line. Hyundai Rotem was awarded a contract for supplying 440 rail sets for the project in 2008. The first batch of 160 cars was delivered in 2011, the second was delivered in September 2013.
Are there trains that go through the Marmaray tunnel?
After completion, the use of rail transportation in Istanbul is predicted to rise from 3.6% to 27.7%. It is also planned that during off-peak hours, YHT, mainline and regional trains will also pass through the tunnel in order to reach the European side of the city.