Yapi Merkezi is an international privately-owned contracting company, specialising in rail engineering, design, manufacture and construction. The company also has experience in electrification, signalling and telecommunication systems.

Yapi Merkezi, founded in 1965, is located in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as branches in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Awards and acclaim

Yapı Merkezi is a world brand in rail systems. The 2004 International Association for Public Transport (UITP) Light Rail Project of the Year Award was given to ESTRAM (Eskişehir LRTS).

The UITP 2010 Best Urban Integration Project of the Year and British Light Rail Transit Association’s Worldwide Project of the Year Awards were accorded to Kayseray (Kayseri Light Rail System).

Track installation works at the Ankara-Konya high-speed railway project.
The Rashidiya Depot of Dubai Metro has a total construction area of 175,000m².
Overhead catenary system in Ankara-Konya high-speed railway project.
Rayton brand-named sleeper production in Yapiray’s Afyon plant.
Ankara-Konya High Speed Railway.
Casablanca Tramway.
Dubai Metro.
Haramain High Speed Railway Madinah Station.
Taksim-Kabatas Funicular System.

The Casablanca tram line, which came into service at the end of 2012, was elected as highly commended in the best world-class rail system project of the year 2012 category by Tramways & Urban Transit Organization.

Since 1998, Yapı Merkezi has been continuously listed in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) annual Top 250 International Contractors List. In the mass transit / light rail category, Yapi Merkezi was ranked 4th largest in the world in 1998, 3rd in 1999, 7th in 2000 and 9th in 2017.

Track installations

Yapi Merkezi designs, builds and operates railway systems, including metros, tramways, light rail transit systems and high-speed railways.

Station construction for urban and mass transit systems

The company also has significant experience in constructing railway stations for both urban mass transit systems, as well as suburban and high-speed railway projects.

Depots projects and workshops

Yapi Merkezi has been involved in numerous workshops and depot construction projects. The company offers complete solutions, including design and construction of building facilities, as well as designing, procuring and installing specialist depot equipment.

The company offers products and services that include:

  • Siding and cleaning buildings
  • Light repair workshops
  • Track areas
  • Bogie storage area
  • Bogie, body and parts repair areas
  • The Network Maintenance Operating Centre (NMOC)
  • Locomotive and wagon maintenance shops
  • Track and signal maintenance
  • Yard facilities

Overhead catenary systems

Rail systems with overhead wires that supply electricity to vehicles that are equipped with pantographs are known as overhead catenaries. Yapi Merkezi supplies overhead catenary system sub-stations, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and maintenance vehicles.

Signaling, train control and telecommunication systems

Yapi Merkezi implements design and build signalling, as well as telecommunications systems for railways. Projects include European rail traffic management system (ERTMS) level 1 and level 2 implementation on the Ankara-Konya high-speed railway project.