Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Turkey Opens Tunnel Under Bosporus

From the Telegraph:

Turkey opens the world's first underwater rail link between two continents today, connecting Asia and Europe and allowing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to realise a project dreamt up by Ottoman sultans more than a century ago. 
The engineering feat spans 8 miles to link Istanbul's European and Asian shores some 60 metres below the Bosphorus Strait. Called the Marmaray, it will carry subway commuters in European's biggest city and eventually serve high-speed and freight trains.

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