The scope, route, stops, connections, cars and history of Uskudar-Cekmekoy metro (M5) under construction 1st phase of which was commissioned in 2017:
Owner: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Project cost: € 563.9 mn
Target commission date: 2017 (1st phase), 2018 (2nd phase)
- 1st phase: Uskudar-Yamanevler
- 2nd phase: Yamanevler-Cekmekoy
Line length: 20 km (1st phase 10.5 km)
Travel time: 27 min
Üsküdar (connection to Marmaray) – Fıstıkağacı – Bağlarbaşı – Altunizade (connection to metrobus) – Kısıklı – Bulgurlu – Ümraniye – Çarşı (connection to Göztepe-Ümraniye metro) – Yamanevler – Çakmak – Ihlamurkuyu – Altınşehir – İmam Hatip Lisesi – Dudullu (connection to Bostancı-Dudullu metro) – Necip Fazıl – Çekmeköy (connection to Cekmekoy-Sultanbeyli metro)
- 700k daily ridership
- First driverless metro of Turkey
- Runs every 1.5 min in peak hours
- Turkey’s longest (129 meters) wagon with 1622 passenger capacity.
- Platform screen doors
Mitsubishi (21 sets, 126 cars)
Metro cars are produced in Spain. Air condition systems are produced in Turkey. Local production rate reached 15%.
- Sep 2011: Tender opened.
- Mar 2012: Contract signed.
- Jun 2012: Construction started.
- November 2016: Metro cars started to be delivered.
- April 2017: Test runs started.
- 15th December 2017: First phase opened (Uskudar-Yamanevler)
Cover Photo: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality ©