|The undersea tunnel|
Turkish National Railway will operate trains on the 13.6 km with five stops and transport 1.5 million people per day. It will connect the existing line with this new line in 2015. The undersea tunnel will be used for the transport people daytime, and freight trains will transport commodities nighttime. The ocean current is so fast in the Bosporus Straits that various innovative construction methods were employed.
Japan's Prime Ministrer Shinzo Abe
addresses in the opening ceremony