Interdean Explore the Benefits of First Underwater Rail Link

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The overseas moving specialists at Interdean have considered the impact on expats of the first ever cross-continental tunnel linking Europe and Asia, opening recently in Istanbul.

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...the 8 mile long Marmary Tunnel in the country’s capital runs underneath the Bosporus.

It has been reported in The Telegraph that the 8 mile long Marmary Tunnel in the country’s capital runs underneath the Bosporus, a water straight dividing the European and Asian sides of the city. It means that residents and tourists no longer have to worry about the severe traffic congestion that plagued the two bridges which were previously the only transport option. As such, its opening is expected to significantly improve business links between Turkish and British companies and property investors; improved infrastructure could make Istanbul a more attractive place to conduct business in.

Turkish business director, Julian Walker, explains that considering “the city's proximity to Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and it's fair to say Istanbul is on course to becoming a financial and trade hub for foreign expats, including Brits.”

Providing fast and efficient Asian and European moves for more than 50 years, the team at Interdean were naturally interested to learn about the first underwater link between the two continents. A representative from the firm reflects on how this may affect British expats living in Turkey’s largest city.

“Many UK expats in Istanbul are there either in pursuit of employment opportunities or as part of a company that has relocated abroad, especially as increasing numbers of international firms have been setting up in the city. Either way, improved connections should make life easier in terms of transport as well as more business opportunities.”

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Interdean helps families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students moving overseas. Established in 1959, Interdean provides moving, storage, shipping air freight, excess baggage, visa and immigration, and full overseas relocation services to worldwide destinations. Interdean is FIDI FAIM PLUS accredited and has over 123 offices worldwide.

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