Eptisa participates in the Marmaray project to develop the connection of the rail lines between the European and the Asian side in Istanbul, Turkey

This Project is one of the major transportation infrastructure projects in the world at present

May 28 2012

Eptisa, in consortium with the Turkish company Prota, has awarded a new contract titled “Gebze-Haydarpaşa, Sirkeci-Halkali Commuter Rail Upgrading and Railway Bosphorus Tube Crossing Construction (MARMARAY)” by the OHL-Dimetronic joint venture, which will carry out the construction of this railway line in Turkey.

This Project is one of the major transportation infrastructure projects in the world at present. The entire upgraded and new railway system will be approximately 76 km long. The Marmaray project in Turkey consists of the developing connection of the rail lines between the European and the Asian side in Istanbul through an underwater tunnel in the Bosphorus Strait. This tunnel will allow the transit of high-speed, commuter and freight trains between the two continents.

The implementation intends to use the existing railway corridor and adapt it to accommodate two tracks for internal Istanbul traffic (Commuter Rail) plus a third line on which interurban traffic will run (Intercity). Furthermore, the railway corridor has to be suitable for the movement of goods both on the dual track (CR) and on the two-way single track (IC).

The railway corridor runs along the length of the coast of the Sea of Marmara, between the towns of Kazlıçeşme and Halkali in the European area of Istanbul, and between the towns of Ibrahimaga and Gebze in the Asian area.

Eptisa, among other activities, will carry out layout and earthworks, geology and geotechnical matters, drainage, structures (overpasses, bridges, and drainage works), and track superstructure, with a budget of € 5,177,470. The company "2it Ingeniería de Instalaciones y Trenes" will carry out the electrical substations, the equipment of workshops and garages, and the ingration and interface of all systems and RAMS.
 
 Eptisa participates in the Marmaray project to develop the connection of the rail lines between the European and the Asian side in Istanbul, Turkey