YAPI MERKEZI - Railway Technology
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Railway Engineering, Design and Construction

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 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).

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.

Yapi Merkezi Rail Brochure

Yapi Merkezi realises projects of universal dimensions. Founded in 1965, Yapi Merkezi aims "to create and to realise construction projects that will serve humanity by creating happy environments".

Ankara-Sivas High-Speed Line

The 406km-long Ankara-Sivas high-speed line is being developed by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) between Ankara and Sivas in Turkey.

Red Line Extension (RLE) Project, Chicago

The Red Line Extension (RLE) is a proposed 5.3 mile (8.5km) extension to Chicago's Red Line, which runs along 23 miles (37km) of track and is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

East Link Extension

East Link Extension is a 14.5 mile (23.33km) long light rail transit (LRT) planned in Seattle to connect the biggest and heavily populated Eastside areas with downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and the University of Washington.

Ankara-Istanbul High-Speed Train Project

Turkish Railways (TCDD) has constructed the country's first high-speed railway line, which connects the capital city of Ankara with largest population centre of Istanbul, and serves more than 17 million people.

Dubai Metro Network

Dubai inaugurated its metro network in September 2009, becoming the first urban metro network to run in the Gulf’s Arab states.

Yapi Merkezi Dubai Office

Office No. 7 Mezzanine Floor, Business Atrium Building

Ummu Hurarir Road

Oud Metha (Opposite Al Nasr Sports Club)

PO Box 182831


United Arab Emirates

Yapi Merkezi Saudi Arabia Jeddah Office

B/34 Medinah Road Omar Abduljabbar Street

Al Salamah District



Saudi Arabia

Yapi Merkezi Saudi Arabia Riyadh Branch Office

Arce Building No: 7459

Al Olaya Street

Al Murooj District

PO Box: 242228 - 11322


Saudi Arabia

Yapi Merkezi Morocco Casablanca Branch Office

357 Boulevard Mohamed V

Espace A/2

7 eme étage




Yapi Merkezi Algeria Alger Branch Office

46 chemin Parmentier




YM Ethiopia Office

Bole Kefle Ketema

Kebele 03/05 House No: 176

PO Box: 4246

Addis Ababa


YM Qatar Office

Building #8, 4th Floor

Corniche Road

Al Hitmi Village

PO Box 25422