Doğukapı railway station

Doğukapı station is a freight station near the Turkey/Armenia border, on the former Kars–Gyumri railway line. The station name, "Doğukapı" means "the Eastern Gate" in Turkish, referring to the station's being the Turkey's entry point from the USSR.

Doğukapı
TCDD
General information
Coordinates40°43′48″N 43°44′15″E / 40.7299°N 43.7374°E / 40.7299; 43.7374Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 43°44′15″E / 40.7299°N 43.7374°E / 40.7299; 43.7374
Owned byTCDD
Platforms2
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Opened1899
Closed1993
Rebuilt1962

The station building is abandoned and the tracks are rarely used. Since the closing of the border in 1993, no trains have operated east of the station.

ReferencesEdit

  • "INFRASTRUCTURE (Armenia)". Jane's Information Group. Archived from the original on 2012-08-26.—mentions the existence of "the closed Akhuryan-Dogukapi line"