The first step for the Gebze-Darica subway is at 2018

Metro Project works planned by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality in Gebze-Darıca region Contractor Ove Arup Partners Internatıonal Ltd. & Arup Müh. And Müş. Ltd. Sti. joint venture. Within the scope of the project, Tunnel Expert Michele Mangione from the London office of the company provided Deputy Secretary General Mustafa Altay, Adnan Bilgiç, Adviser to the Metropolitan Municipality, Ayşegül Yalçınkaya, Head of Transportation Department, Fatih Gürel and the Technical Staff of Transportation Department.


In the meeting, a general presentation including project and tunnel design requirements, TBM (Tunnel Boring Machines) and traditional excavation (NATM) tunnel construction methods were made. Plans to be made at the project stage for the construction of the Tunnel Line of Gebze-Darica Metro, preparations to be made before construction and problems that may be encountered during construction and solutions were discussed.


The preliminary projects of the Gebze-Darica Metro Line, which starts at the coast of Darica and extends to the Gebze Organized Industrial Zone, which will consist of 15 and 12 stations, have reached the stage of completion. The final projects of the project are planned to be completed at the end of 2017.


The feasibility studies of the line were completed and approved by the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM). Gebze and Darica urban centers, hospitals, public institutions, educational institutions, OIZs, maritime transport and Marmaray line will be integrated to the stations planned for the construction phase of the Gebze-Darica Metro Line is planned to start in 2018.

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Every year, high-speed rail sector, the European leader in the growing Turkey. Investments in railways, which take this speed from high-speed trains, continue to increase. In addition, with the investments made for transportation in the city, the stars of many of our companies making domestic production shine. It is proud that Turkish high-speed tren national train ”production has been started in addition to the companies producing domestic tram, light rail and subway vehicles. We are very happy to be in this proud table.

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