Uskudar-Cekmekoy metro project

The metro line under construction between Uskudar-Umraniye-Cekmekoy (M5).

Project owner: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Contractor : Dogus Insaat

Length: 17 km

Planned commission date: September 2016


Uskudar Cekmekoy Metro Route
Uskudar Cekmekoy Metro Route


  • Uskudar
  • Fistikagaci
  • Baglarbasi
  • Altunizade
  • Kisiklı
  • Bulgurlu
  • Umraniye
  • Carsi
  • Yamanevler
  • Cakmak
  • Ihlamurkuyu
  • Altinsehir
  • Imam Hatip Lisesi
  • Dudullu
  • Necip Fazil
  • Cekmekoy-Sancaktepe

Travel time: 27 dk

Frequency: Every 2 min (peak hours)

Expected daily ridership: 700k

Urban Transport by Rail in Istanbul

Number of sets: 21 sets – 126 rail cars (Mitsubishi)

Project cost: € 563,9 mn


  • Metrobus at Altunizade Station
  • Marmaray at Uskudar Station
  • Cekmekoy-Sultanbeyli metro at Cekmekoy Station (waiting tender)
  • Goztepe-Umraniye metro at Carsi Station (waiting tender)
  • Dudullu-Bostancı metro at Dudullu Station (under construction)
13 New Metro Lines for Istanbul


  • Sep 2011: Tender opened
  • Mar 2012: Contract signed
  • Jun 2012: Construction started

Official website

Cover Photo: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

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