Basmane railway station

Basmane railway station (Turkish: Basmane Garı) is an intercity and regional railway terminal and rapid transit station in İzmir, Turkey. Along with Alsancak station, Basmane is one of two railway terminals in the city. All TCDD Taşımacılık trains terminate at this station, with intercity service to Ankara, Bandırma and Konya as well as regional service to Denizli, Söke, Tire and Ödemiş. The name originated from the Turkish phrase Basma hane.[1][2][3][unreliable source?]

TCDD Taşımacılık intercity and regional rail station
İzmir Metro rapid transit station
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Basmane station building
LocationAnafartalar Cd., Etiler Mah., 35210
Konak, İzmir
Coordinates38°15′08″N 27°05′01″E / 38.2521°N 27.0837°E / 38.2521; 27.0837Coordinates: 38°15′08″N 27°05′01″E / 38.2521°N 27.0837°E / 38.2521; 27.0837
Owned byTurkish State Railways
Operated byTCDD Taşımacılık
İzmir Metro
Line(s)İzmir-Afyon railway
Platforms4 (1 side platform, 3 island platforms) (at-grade)
1 island platform (underground)
Tracks7 (at-grade)
2 (underground)
ConnectionsLocal Transit ESHOT Bus: 34, 35, 39, 42, 44, 45, 46, 302, 466, 838
Structure typeAt-grade (national railways)
NATM bore (underground)
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
Opened25 October 1866; 154 years ago (1866-10-25)
as Basma Hane
Electrified1999 (750 V DC third rail, bottom contact)
2001 (25 kV AC OHLE)
Preceding station   TCDD Taşımacılık   Following station
TerminusIzmir Blue Train
toward Ankara
Karesi Express
toward Balıkesir
Konya Blue Train
toward Konya
6 Sept. Express
toward Bandırma
17 Sept. Express
Uşak Express
toward Uşak
toward Alaşehir
toward Denizli
toward Nazilli
toward Söke
toward Tire
Preceding station   İzmir Metro   Following station
toward F. Altay
F. Altay—Evka 3
toward Evka 3
Former/Future services
Preceding station   Turkish State Railways   Following station
  Future service  
TerminusYüksek Hızlı Tren
toward Ankara
  Former service  
TerminusÇiğli suburban
toward Çiğli
Bornova suburban
Buca suburban
toward Buca


National railway stationEdit

When the Ottoman Railway Company built Alsancak Terminal, the demand for more railways in İzmir grew. On July 4, 1863, the Smyrna Cassaba Railway (SCR) was chartered to build a line from İzmir to Turgutlu (then Cassaba). The railway chose to have their terminal close to the city center. Construction of the station began in 1864 and completed in 1866. The station opened on October 25, 1866. The SCR used the station for passenger and freight operations, with a freight depot in the back of the station. During World War I, the station along with the railway was put under Ottoman military control. After the war and the Republic of Turkey formed, the station was still under SCR control until 1934, when the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) absorbed the SCR. TCDD continues to operate the station to the present. In 2001 the tracks were electrified, but never used. In 2006 the station was renovated and closed to passenger service. In 2009 passenger service returned.

Underground stationEdit

Underground station is on the Fahrettin Altay—Evka 3 Line of the İzmir Metro in Konak. Located directly under the national railway station, it is one of the ten original stations of the metro system. Connection to TCDD Taşımacılık inter-city and regional trains are available above ground as well as ESHOT city bus service. Basmane is the only station offering a direct connection to intercity and regional train service on the metro system since 2016, when TCDD Taşımacılık trains bypassed Halkapınar. The station is constructed in a way all entrance and exit is done through national railway station above.

Basmane station was opened on 22 May 2000.[4]


ESHOT operates city bus service on Gazi Avenue and Fevzipaşa Avenue.

ESHOT Bus service[5] on Gazi Avenue
Route Number Stop Route
35 Çardak Ballıkuyu — Konak
302 Çardak Otogar — Konak
951 Çardak Montrö — Konak
ESHOT Bus service[5] on Fevzipaşa Avenue
Route Number Stop Route
34 PTT Esentepe — Gümrük
35 PTT Ballıkuyu — Konak
36 PTT Yeşildere — Gümrük
39 PTT İsmetpaşa — Gümrük
466 PTT Şirinyer — Gümrük (via Gürçeşme)
838 PTT Şirinyer — Gümrük (via Mehtap)

Nearby Places of InterestEdit


  1. ^ Ayhan:
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  3. ^ "Trains of Turkey | Stations / Izmir Basmane". Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  4. ^ "Tarihçe". 15 October 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Çeşme - Duraktan Geçen Hatlar". (in Turkish). Retrieved 20 December 2017.

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