577 - Ümraniye metrosu - IBB

Uskudar-Cekmekoy metro project

The scope, route, stops, connections, cars and history of Uskudar-Cekmekoy metro (M5) under construction 1st phase of which was commissioned in 2017:

Project details

Owner: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Project cost: € 563.9 mn
Contractor: Doğuş
Target commission date: 2017 (1st phase), 2018 (2nd phase)


  • 1st phase: Uskudar-Yamanevler
  • 2nd phase: Yamanevler-Cekmekoy

Üsküdar Çekmeköy Metro Güzergahı

Project details

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
Rolling Stock

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 ©

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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