Kemer railway station

Kemer station (Turkish: Kemer İstasyonu) is a railway station in İzmir. The station is the oldest railway station in Turkey, built in 1857.[1]

Kemer
İZBAN commuter rail station
Kemer station.jpg
The station house.
Location1196 Sk. 4, Yenidoğan Mah. 35180
Konak, İzmir
Turkey
Coordinates38°25′19″N 27°09′21″E / 38.4219°N 27.1557°E / 38.4219; 27.1557Coordinates: 38°25′19″N 27°09′21″E / 38.4219°N 27.1557°E / 38.4219; 27.1557
Owned byTurkish State Railways
Line(s)
Platforms2 side platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsLocal Transit ESHOT: 54, 57, 58, 59, 60, 64, 107, 117, 153, 172, 214, 249, 348, 418, 662, 699
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusIn Operation
History
Opened1857
Closed2006-10
Rebuilt2008-10
Electrified2001
Services
Preceding station   İZBAN   Following station
toward Alsancak
Southern Line
toward Tepeköy
Former services
Preceding station   Turkish State Railways   Following station
Terminus
Cumaovası suburban
toward Cumaovası
Buca suburban
toward Buca
Terminus
Buca suburban

HistoryEdit

In 1856 the Ottoman Empire granted a concession to an English company to build a railway from İzmir to Aydın. The Ottoman Railway Company (ORC) started construction in late 1856 and completed a 2.17 km (1.35 mi) line, from the start at Alsancak to Kemer, in 1857. Kemer station was opened.[1] Kemer was chosen to be the main freight depot of the ORC in İzmir. When the railway reached the town of Torbalı in 1860, the first trains started to operate on the line. Freight trains carrying mainly figs, would unload at Kemer depot and would be distributed in İzmir via horse pulled wagons. Freight trains from the south as well as horse pulled caravans from the east and north would unload at Kemer.[1] In its early years Kemer station was the main freight depot in İzmir. When the railway reached Aydın in 1866, most freight would be unloaded in Alsancak. The Turkish State Railways became the new owners of the station in 1935, when they bought the ORC.[2] The station was electrified with 25 kV AC catenary in 2001. In 2006 the station was closed to passenger traffic and rebuilt in 2008, to be re-opened to service in 2010.

Bus connectionsEdit

ESHOT[3]

  • 54 Kemer Aktarma - Otogar
  • 57 Kemer Aktarm - Altındağ
  • 58 Kemer Aktarm - Kandere
  • 59 Kemer Aktarma - Bornova Metro
  • 60 Kemer Aktarma - Pınarbaşı
  • 64 Kemer Aktarma - Ayakkabıcılar Sitesi
  • 107 Kemer Aktarma - Esbaş Aktarma
  • 117 Kemer Aktarma - Kavaklıdere
  • 153 Kemer Aktarma - Çamkule
  • 172 Kemer Aktarma - Gaziemir Semt Garaj
  • 214 Kemer - Evka 3
  • 249 Kemer - Evka 4
  • 348 Kemer Aktarma - Bornova Metro
  • 418 Halkapınar Metro - Şirinyer Aktarma
  • 662 Kemer - Cengizhan
  • 699 Kemer - M.Erener

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Kemer Garı Tarihi Archived 2011-02-15 at the Wayback Machine - By Ömer Tolga Sümerli
  2. ^ TCDD History - Trains and Railways of Turkey
  3. ^ ESHOT Kemer Aktarma