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Golden Horn tram (T5)

The scope, route, stops, connections and history of Halic tram (Eminonu-Alibeykoy) under construction at Istanbul:

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Project overview

  • Owner: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
  • Contractor: Dogus Insaat
  • Contract duration: 780 days
  • Contract deadline: 2019
  • Contract value: € 153 mn


Haliç tramvayı (T5)
Golden Horn tram (T5) route


Eminonu (Marmaray, Bagcilar-Kabatas tram and ferries) – Kucukpazar (Yenikapi-Haciosman metro) – Cibali – Fener – Balat – Ayvansaray – Feshane – Eyup Teleferik (Piyer Loti cable car) – Devlet Hastanesi – Silahtaraga Mahallesi – Sakarya Mahallesi – Alibeykoy Merkez – Alibeykoy (Kabatas-Mahmutbey metro) – Alibeykoy Cep Otogari (bus station)

Project details

The 10 km long catenary-free tram line starting from Eminonu, following Golden Horn and ending at Alibeykoy.

  • Line length: 10.1 km
  • Travel time: 30 min

  • 114k daily ridership

Rolling Stock

30 rail cars (Durmazlar)


  • Jan 30, 2006
    Tender for preparing the application project and tender documents of tram line along Golden Horn.
  • Sep 2, 2014
    Tender for preliminary analysis of 12-km-long tram line. Deadline 240 days. One offer came from Mescioglu Muhendislik.
  • Oct 2014
    Mescioglu is awarded for the preliminary analysis.
  • May 2015
    Project is unveiled. 18 stations, 30 min travel time, 25k hourly capacity, 30 months long construction.
  • Nov 2015
    Environmental impact analysis started.
  • Jun 29, 2016
    Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality opens tender for the construction and cars. Deadline 780 days. 8 offers received. Best belongs to Acilim-Akcadag-KMB consortium (€ 140 mn)
  • Oct 31, 2016
    The second best offer, Dogus, is awarded for the project (€ 153 mn)
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Construction works started.
  • Jan 19, 2018
    Durmazlar is awarded for the tram sets of Halic tram. Durmazlar will produce 30 sets.
  • May 2018
    Opening time is announced as Jan 2019.
  • Jul 2018
    Municipality had the authorization for borrowing € 61 mn.
  • Sep 2018
    Last status taken by flying camera : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMpuzwH_0Bc
  • Oct 2018
    Municipality presents the completion rates as 90% for Mecidiyekoy-Mahmutbey metro, 46% for Dudullu-Bostanci metro, 33% for Halic tram, %33 for Atakoy-Ikitelli metro and 4% for Goztepe-Umraniye metro.
  • Oct 2018
    Laying of rail of Halic (Eminonu-Alibeykoy) tram is announced to be completed by the end of this year. Test runs to start in first quarter of 2019.
  • Mar 7, 2019
    First set of Halic Tram put on rail. Test runs will start on 8th of March.

Cover photo: İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi ©

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  1. Why do they not connect the 5 to the 1 as half of the trams ‘1’ stop at Eminönü? Now to go to Marmaray people from 5 will have to cross the traffic of the bridge and change for 1 stop to tram 1… Make 5 Aksaray (or Bağcilar) – Alibeyköy and 1 Kabataş – Bağcilar and no more trams terminating at Eminönü

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    • T1 has a very heavy traffic, which would prevent T5 to enter to line until Sirkeci. And that would need a huge change in road traffic between first stop of T5 and Eminonu stop of T1. Though the distance between Marmaray and T5 is not tiring, I guess, in long term, they’ll try to do what you said..


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