Marmaray metro map. Marmaray map (Turkey) to print. Marmaray map (Turkey) to download. Marmaray is a rail transport project in Istanbul as its shown in marmaray map. Marmaray consists of the construction of an undersea rail tunnel under the Bosphorus strait as well as the modernization of suburban rail lines along the Sea of Marmara from Halkalı on the European side to Gebze on the Asian side. The procurement of new rolling stock for suburban passenger traffic is also part of the project. Construction started in 2004, with a target opening date of October 29, 2013. After multiple delays, the projected opening date (as of early 2012) is June 18, 2015.
The name Marmaray (Marmarail) comes from combining the name of the Sea of Marmara, which lies just south of the project site as its mentioned in marmaray map, with ray, the Turkish word for rail. The project of marmaray includes a 13.6 kilometres (8.5 mi) Bosphorus crossing, the upgrade of 63 kilometres (39 mi) of suburban train lines to create a 76.3 km high-capacity line between Gebze and Halkalı and the provision of 440 rail cars.