Project which reunites two continent under the Bosphorus with train is great project in recent years in Turkey. The ground of this project starts in 2004 with partnership between a Japan and two Turk companies. Marmaray covers the road of Ayrılık Cesmesi and Kazlıcesme and its length is 14 km. there are 13 tubes which is reunited each other in this section.
Cost of this Project is 5.5 billion TL. It is the most expensive project which is designed until today. Normally, the project is supposed to finish in 2009 but because of the historical artifacts it opened after 4 years.
Conventional history of Istanbul rises 8500 years
Historic tressure arises out of each excavation in every station. These excavation is under the observation of Istanbul Archeological Museum and universities. Excavations change the history of Istanbul. Conventional history of Istanbul is 6000 years but thanks to this excavations , it rise 8500 years. 35000 archeologic object is found from the period of Stone Age,Byzantine and Ottoman. 13 sunken vessels are taken out. Some of them are exhibited in Yenikapi Station.
First and Last Hours of Marmaray
Direction First Train Hour Last Train Hour
Ayrılık Cesmesi—Kazlıcesme 06:00a.m. 24:00p.m.
Kazlıcesme—Ayrılık Cesmesi 06:00a.m. 23:40p.m.
Headway of Marmaray Line
06:00a.m.—07:00a.m. è 10 minutes
07:00a.m.—10:00a.m. è 7 minutes
10:00a.m.—16:00p.m. è 10 minutes
16:00p.m.—20:00p.m. è 7 minutes
20:00p.m. – 00:00p.m. è 10 minutes
The part of Kazlıcesme and Ayrılık Cesmesi is 13,6km and it is formed five stops and stations with three underground and two surface.