Marmaray's second tube tunnel on June 30

Second tube tunnel of the Marmaray (commuter) Project which will connect Asia and Europe beneath the Istanbul strait, will be submerged on June 30th and will be attached to the first tube, it was reported on Thursday.

Marmaray's second tube tunnel on June 30

Second tube tunnel of the Marmaray (commuter) Project which will connect Asia and Europe beneath the Istanbul strait, will be submerged on June 30th and will be attached to the first tube, it was reported on Thursday.

The first tube was installed on March 24th. The field of activity under the sea will be 405 meters after a third tube tunnel is submerged within 2 months.

The "Marmaray" project includes construction of a Marmaray Rail Tube Tunnel, and Commuter Rail Mass Transit System in Istanbul.

The project provides an upgrading of the commuter rail system in Istanbul, connecting Halkali on the European side and Gebze on the Asian side with an uninterrupted, modern, high-capacity commuter rail system.

Railway tracks in both sides of Istanbul Strait will be connected to each other through an subsea railway tunnel connection.

The line goes underground at Yedikule, continues through the Yenikapi and Sirkeci stations, passes under the Istanbul Strait, reaches the Uskudar underground station and emerges at Sogutlucesme.

This project is one of the major transportation infrastructure projects in the world. The entire upgraded new railway system will be approximately 76 km long.

The main structures and systems include the immersed tube tunnel, bored tunnels, cut-and-cover tunnels, at-grade structures, three new underground stations, 37 surface stations (renovation and upgrading), operations control center, maintenance facilities, upgrading of existing tracks including a new third track on ground, completely new electrical and mechanical systems and procurement of modern railway vehicles.

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