Technical Visit Day

Tuesday 1 April 2014
Marmaray Technical Visit


The 11th ERTMS World Conference, which is held biennially by UIC, will take place from 1 – 3 April 2014 at the Haliç Congress Center Istanbul. A technical visit has been organized for the first day of the conference. The participants of the conference will have the opportunity to see Marmaray: the project of the century.

The Mega Project connecting the Asian and Europe continents through a railway under the Sea of Marmara.

You will have an opportunity to see the equipment used during the Ancient-Rome, Byzantine and Ottoman period as well as Neolithic finds changing the written history of Istanbul on the intercontinental tour by Marmaray train. You will feel the excitement of crossing from one continent to the other within minutes through the world’s biggest immersed tube tunnel which has been built on an area of the Istanbul Strait where the upper current velocity reaches up to 5 knots and at a depth of 60 meters below sea level. The colossal size of the equipment used at the underground train stations and the engineering technologies are extremely impressive.

In order to attend the technical excursion, please select “Yes” box in online registration form, “Participation in the conference” section.

Technical Visit Program
12:30Meeting point at Haliç Congress Center (HCC)
13:00Briefing about TCDD and Marmaray Project, with operational, technical and archeological aspects
14:10Departure from HCC by bus
14:45Arrival at Yenikapı Station
14:55Visit of Yenikapı Underground Station
15:50Departure from Yenikapi Underground Station by the special Marmaray train
16:00Arrival at Üsküdar Underground Station
16:10Departure from Üsküdar Underground Station to Üsküdar Port
16:15Boarding on the trip boat
16:40Departure for Bosphorus Tour by boat
18:30Arrival at HCC
19:00Opening Cocktail Party at HCC

Technical visit by TCDD will be followed by the Opening Cocktail Party at the HCC, and by the inauguration of the Trade Exhibition.

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