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Kumkapı is an indefinitely closed railway station on the İstanbul-Halkalı Line in Istanbul. The station is located in southeastern Fatih along Kennedy Boulevard and is 3.8 km (2.4 mi) away from Sirkeci Terminal. The station was built in 1872 by the Rumelia Railway as part of the extension of their mainline into İstanbul's city center.[1] The station was rebuilt and electrified in 1955 for the start of commuter service between Sirkeci and Halkalı.[2] Kumkapı was indefinitely closed in 2013 due to the rehabilitation and construction of the new Marmaray line.

KUMKAPI
Coordinates41°00′04″N 28°34′29″E / 41.00119°N 28.57475°E / 41.00119; 28.57475Coordinates: 41°00′04″N 28°34′29″E / 41.00119°N 28.57475°E / 41.00119; 28.57475
Owned byTCDD
Line(s)İstanbul-Halkalı Line
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Opened1872
Closed2013
Rebuilt1955
Electrified1955 (25 kV AC)
Former services
Preceding station   Turkish State Railways   Following station
toward Halkalı
Istanbul suburban
toward Sirkeci

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the Rumelia Railway". Trains of Turkey.
  2. ^ "Electrification of Turkish Rail Lines". Trains of Turkey.

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