The scope, route, stops, targets, cars, ridership figures and history of Marmaray project, 1st phase of which was commissioned and 2nd is under construction and which will connect Asian and European side of Istanbul by rail via tunnel under Bosphorus:
Owner: Turkish State Railways
Project cost: TL 12.15 bn
Contractor: Taisei/Kumagei-Gama-Nurol (Bosphorus pass), OHL-Dimetronic (surface lines)
Target commission date: 12/2018
Commission date: 29 Ekim 2013 (1. etap)
- 1st phase: Ayrılıkçeşme-Kazlıçeşme (13 km). The underground section under Bosphorus.
- 2nd phase: Gebze-Ayrılıkçeşme (43 km) and Kazlıçeşme-Halkalı (19 km). The surface lines.
Cover Photo: Onur Uysal ©