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Kirazli-Bakirkoy metro (M3)

The scope, route, stops, connections and history of Kirazli-Bakirkoy metro:

Project overview

  • Owner: Ministry of Transport
  • Contractor: Aga Enerji (construction + electrification)
  • Contract date: 3/2015
  • Contract duration: 1200 days
  • Contract deadline: 6/2020
  • Contract value: € 273 mn


Kirazlı-Bakırköy metrosu (M3)
Kirazli-Bakirkoy metro (M3) route


Kirazli (Yenikapi-Kirazli, Kirazlı-Olimpiyatkoy/Basaksehir and Kirazli-Halkali metros) – Molla Gurani – Yildıztepe – Ilkyuva – Haznedar – Incirli (Yenikapı-Havalimanı metro and Metrobus) – Ozgurlük Meydani (Marmaray) – Bakırkoy IDO (IDO sea bus)

Project details

The metro extension project which connects Kirazli-Basaksehir metro to Bakirkoy coast.

  • Line length: 8.9 km
  • Travel time: 13.5 min


  • 2006
    Bakirkoy-Incirli-Kirazli metro project unveiled replacing the Yenikapi-Bagcilar project.
  • Dec 2010
    Ministry of Transport take over some metro projects in Ankara and Istanbul: Kizilay-Cayyolu, Batikent-Sincan, Tandogan-Kecioren in Ankara, Otogar-Bagcilar, Bagcilar-Olimpiyat Koyu, Bakirkoy-Kirazli and Bakirkoy-Beylikduzu.
  • 2013
    Included in investment plans of government.
  • Nov 13, 2014
    Tender for metro project. 9 offers received. Best offer by Senbay Madencilik (€ 215 mn).
  • Mar 3, 2015
    Aga Enerji is awarded (€ 273 mn). Deadline 1200 days.
  • Mar 13, 2015
    Project started with delivery of construction site. Deadline June 2018.
  • Mar 30, 2015
    Offers received for consulting and supervising.
  • May 28, 2015
    Yuksel Proje is awarded for consulting and supervising (TL 24 mn).
  • Jun 11, 2016
    Construction works started with a ceremony.
  • Feb 2017
    Two TBMs are brought to Bakirkoy site.
  • Feb 2018
    35% of stations and 20% of tunnels have completed. Directorate of Infrastructure Investments updated the dedaline as Jun 2020.
  • Apr 30, 2018
    Contractor requested additonal time of 32 months.
  • Sep 2018
    It’s written in media that Municipality stops payments for Bakirkoy-Kirazli, Goztepe-Atasehir-Umraniye and Cekmekoy-Sultanbeyli metro projects till 2019, thus contractors close sites after completing the must-be-done works.
  • Oct 2018
    It’s announced that 20% of project is completed and new deadline is October 2020.
  • Dec 13, 2018
    The tenders for next 100 days are reported as Bakirkoy-Kirazli metro cars (72 cars), Istanbul Airport metro cars (176 cars), Halkali-Cerkezkoy YHT line, Big Istanbul Tunnel, Izmir Halkapinar-Otogar metro, Yenikapi-Sefakoy metro and Ankara Airport metro in action plan of Presidency.

Cover photo: İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi ©

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