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YAPI MERKEZI 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, 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.

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Press Release

Yapı Merkezi Railway Project Celebrated in Ethiopia Ceremony

On 25 February in Kombolcha, Ethiopia, a ceremony took place for the Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Gebaya Railway Project.

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World-Leading Rail Construction Systems

Yapi Merkezi has completed construction projects across more than 3,600km of railways across the world.



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Press Release

9 November 2015

On 25 February in Kombolcha, Ethiopia, a ceremony took place for the Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Gebaya Railway Project.

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9 October 2015

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is planning to implement several mega projects in the upcoming years as part of its growth and transformation plans (GTP). In this context, Yapi Merkezi will contribute significantly to Ethiopia's economic growth with the construction of Awash-Weldia/Hara Gabaya Railway Project.

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18 May 2012

The ground-breaking ceremony of rehabilitation and signalisation of the Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak railway line was held on 15 May 2012.

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Regional Offices

Yapi Merkezi

Haci Resit Pasa Sokak

No:4 34676 Camlica



+90 212 321 90 00 +90 212 321 90 13 www.ym.com.tr
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

+971 4 396 2312 +971 4 396 2310
Yapi Merkezi Saudi Arabia Jeddah Office

B/34 Medinah Road Omar Abduljabbar Street

Al Salamah District



Saudi Arabia

+966 2 683 91 84 +966 2 683 92 71
Yapi Merkezi Saudi Arabia Riyadh Branch Office

Arce Building No: 7459

Al Olaya Street

Al Murooj District

PO Box: 242228 - 11322


Saudi Arabia

+966 1146 11272
Yapi Merkezi Morocco Casablanca Branch Office

357 Boulevard Mohamed V

Espace A/2

7 eme étage




+212522248141 +212522247630
Yapi Merkezi Algeria Alger Branch Office

46 chemin Parmentier




+213 216 02738 +213 216 94478
YM Ethiopia Office

Bole Kefle Ketema

Kebele 03/05 House No: 176

PO Box: 4246

Addis Ababa


+251 116 392 168 +251 116 392 169
YM Qatar Office

Building #8, 4th Floor

Corniche Road

Al Hitmi Village

PO Box 25422



+974 44023086 +974 44966673

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