İçmeler railway station

İçmeler railway station (Turkish: İçmeler istasyonu) is a railway station in Tuzla, Istanbul. The station was originally opened in 1954 by the Turkish State Railways, as İçme railway station and was a stop on the Haydarpaşa suburban commuter rail line.[1] The original station consisted of two side platforms with two tracks. İçme station was also serviced by the popular Adapazarı Express regional rail service from Istanbul to Adapazarı.[2]

İÇMELER
General information
LocationHarmanlı Sk., İçmeler Mah., 34947
Tuzla, Istanbul
Turkey
Coordinates40°50′45″N 29°18′00″E / 40.8458°N 29.3000°E / 40.8458; 29.3000Coordinates: 40°50′45″N 29°18′00″E / 40.8458°N 29.3000°E / 40.8458; 29.3000
Owned byTurkish State Railways
Operated byTCDD Taşımacılık
Line(s)
  Marmaray (2019)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNo
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1954
Closed2012-18
Rebuilt2013-14
Electrified6 February 1977
25 kV AC, 50 Hz
Previous namesİçme (1954-2012)
Services
Preceding station TCDD Taşımacılık Following station
Aydıntepe
towards Halkalı
Marmaray Tuzla
towards Gebze
Former services
Preceding station Turkish State Railways Following station
Pendik
towards Istanbul
Adapazarı Express Tuzla
towards Adapazarı
Aydıntepe
towards Haydarpaşa
Haydarpaşa suburban Tuzla
towards Gebze
Track layout
West to Haydarpaşa
East to Gebze

The station was closed down on 1 February 2012, when all train traffic between Pendik and Arifiye was temporarily suspended due to construction of the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed railway.[3] The station was demolished shortly after and a new station was built in its place. The new station consists of an island platform serving two tracks, with a third express track on the south side.

İçmeler station is expected to open in late-2018 along with the entire Marmaray line.[needs update]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Koday, Saliha (2000). "Haydarpaşa-Gebze Arasındaki Demiryolu Banliyö Ulaşımı". Türk Coğrafya Dergisi (in Turkish). No. 35. Istanbul. p. 267. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Adapazarı Ekspresleri". tcdd.gov.tr (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 14 August 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Köseköy-Gebze hattı Basın Duyurusu". tcdd.gov.tr (in Turkish). 31 January 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2018.

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