İzmit railway station

Izmit station (Turkish: İzmit garı) is a railway station on the Istanbul-Ankara railway and is the main station in Izmit, Turkey. The station is located on the shore of the Izmit Bay next to the D100 and at the western end of Cumhuriyet avenue.

İZMİT
TCDD Taşımacılık high-speed and regional rail station
İzmit railway station.jpg
İzmit railway station in 2020 after renovation.
LocationKozluk Mh., İstasyon Cd.,
41200 İzmit/Kocaeli, Turkey
Coordinates40°45′43″N 29°55′02″E / 40.761896°N 29.917224°E / 40.761896; 29.917224
Owned byTCDD
Line(s)
Platforms3
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code1570
History
Opened1 August 1873[1]
Rebuilt1976–77, 2012–14
Electrified6 February 1977
Passengers
2009912,500 Increase 18%
Services
Preceding station   TCDD Taşımacılık   Following station
Yüksek Hızlı Tren
toward Ankara
toward Konya
Ankara Express
toward Ankara
toward Pendik
Ada Express
toward Adapazarı
Former services
Preceding station   Turkish State Railways   Following station
toward Istanbul
Capital Express
toward Ankara
Republic Express
Fatih Express
Anatolian Express
Ankara Express
toward Arifiye
Boğaziçi Express
toward Ankara
toward Istanbul
Eskişehir Express
toward Eskişehir
Sakarya Express
toward Eskişehir
toward Istanbul
Adapazarı Express
toward Adapazarı
Track layout
West to Istanbul
East to Ankara

Izmit station was first opened on 1 August 1873 by the Ottoman government as part of the Constantinople-Izmit railway. The line was then sold to the Anatolian Railway (CFOA) in 1880, which continued to build the line east to Ankara. The Turkish State Railways took over the railway and the station in 1927.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CFOA History - Trains and Railways of Turkey

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