The Marmaray project is responsible for the construction of an undersea tunnel linking Istanbul with Europe. Exeleria will be responsible for designing and maintaining public address system evacuation.
Exeleria, The subsidiary of Everis group oriented environmental and acoustic engineering, has been awarded the design, audit, certification and maintenance of public address systems for evacuation of Marmaray project, the tunnel linking, by train, to Istanbul on the European continent.
The Marmaray project dates back to 2004 and aims to connect the railway lines between European and Asian side of Istanbul (Turkey) through a submarine tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait, which will allow the transit of high-speed trains, commuter and goods between the two continents.
The runner submarine has a length of 76 kilometers, 12 of which have been drilled under the city and 1.5 have been built under the sea. In addition, they have renovated and built 36 stations, built 130 structures, two centers of operation and control, garages, workshops and electromechanical systems.
Exeleria has carried out the implementation of public address systems in the BC1 stretch, made up Kalicesme stations, Yenikapi, Sirekeci, Uskudar and Ayrikcesme, and has scheduled the installation of the remaining 46 stations until 2015.
According to figures from the Turkish government, the use of urban rail transport in Istanbul will increase to 27.7%. The total cost of the project amounts to 4,000 million euros and is funded by a consortium consisting of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the European Investment Bank and the Council of Europe Development Bank.
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