Works are continuing at Marmaray, which is planned to be put into service in 2013. Main stations such as Üsküdar, Yenikapı, Sirkeci are about to be finished. In order to prevent Marmaray from being affected by the major power cuts in Istanbul, two generators are installed, one on the Anatolian side and the other on the European side. Generator stations will be located in Yedikule and İbhahimpaşa
Important steps will be taken in 2012 in Marmaray, which is the transportation project of the century. The main stops of the line, where the rail assembly has started, will be completed in 2012. The 76-kilometer Marmaray 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. The first time in the project, which is expected to cost 3 billion dollars in total, will be made on 29 October 2013. Marmaray will connect Asia to Europe by passing through the Bosphorus with 1,4 kilometers long tubes. When Marmaray is activated, it takes approximately 2 minutes, 103 minutes of which will be the Bosphorus crossing. Halkalıto Gebze.
DLH Marmaray Regional Manager Haluk Özmen stated that Üsküdar Station will be finished in August and said “Kazlıçeşme will be completed this year. Fine works will continue in Yenikapı, but the station will be completed. ” said.
On the other hand, snowfall in Istanbul in the past weeks left the city without electricity. Due to the power cut, the metro and trams in the city could not work. Railways, DLH Marmaray Regional Manager Haluk Özmen said that two generator stations have been set up to prevent the same distress from occurring in Marmaray. Stating that energy will be used from the national grid in Marmaray, Haluk Özmen stated that the transformer center on the Anatolian side will be established in İbrahimağa. Noting that they will build a generator building in Yedikule, Özmen said that expropriation was made for buildings and facilities.
Özmen said, “When Marmaray is over, the system will be in service in all seasons and will feel less even if there is a general power outage.” said.
The existing suburban line, which will be made suitable for Marmaray, will also be closed gradually. According to the contract, line closings will start at the end of the year. However, it was learned that the renewal of the suburban line could begin within a few months within the scope of the Istanbul-Ankara High Speed Train Line works. According to the contract, Özmen said that the negotiations with the contractor company are continuing for the early start of the renovation works, which are planned to be closed in December 2012, and that the work may begin early between Gebze and Pendik. Özmen said, “We were asked to complete Gebze-Pendik early in order for the high-speed train to reach Istanbul. We asked the contractor company. We can highlight closing dates. ” said. In order to renew the suburban lines, between Pendik and Gebze in December 2012, Kazlıçeşme-Halkalı will be closed in March 2013, and Pendik-Söğütlüçeşme will be closed in June 2013.
The production of vehicles to be used in Marmaray is 42 percent complete. There are currently 265 vehicles in Turkey. 155 are waiting in Edirne and 55 in Izmit warehouse areas. The other 55 are in the manufacturing phase in Adapazarı. By the end of 2013, a total of 440 vehicles will be manufactured. Design work has also started for the renewal of the 63 km long suburban line. Gebze-Söğütlüçeşme and Kazlıçeşme-Halkalı projects are being prepared.
Source : http://www.zaman.com.tr