Schindler supplies elevators and escalators for first Europe to Asia rail connection under the Bosporus
One of Schindler’s most exciting projects came a step closer to completion with the opening of the world’s first underwater rail link between two continents, connecting Asia and Europe, in Istanbul, Turkey on 29 October 2013. Schindler’s contribution of 10 elevators and 63 escalators to the Marmaray Project included the challenge of fitting 4 escalators that are among the longest in Europe at 65 meters in length.
Reliable products for a challenging setting
Schindler products transport up to 75,000 commuters per hour to and from the subway line – that can be as deep as 56 meters below ground – safely, reliably and using as little energy as possible. With the support of Schindler’s expertise, the new Marmaray line gets passengers faster to their destinations. In fact, traveling the 76.3 km stretch is now 81 minutes faster than before. This will help Istanbul, one of the world’s most developing cities, to continue to grow and prosper.
From growth to growth in Schindler Turkey
“The Marmaray Project not only represents a strengthening of Schindler’s reputation for realizing landmark Turkish public transportation projects,” said Gaetano Conca, Head of Schindler Turkey, “it also contributes to the strong growth that we are currently experiencing in Turkey.”
Providing reliable mobility in public transportation
This success in Turkey is another example of Schindler providing tailor-made passenger mobility at large transportation facilities. With products that are precision-engineered, state-of-the-art, and use green technology to lower energy use, the Swiss company has long been a supplier of choice for builders and architects of major airports and rail systems around the world. You will find Schindler escalators, elevators and moving walks at some of the world’s busiest airports like London Heathrow, Los Angeles International Airport, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, at Frankfurt and Munich Airports, as well as in metro and rail systems in high-traffic cities like New York, Chicago, Madrid, Hong Kong and Beijing.