Maltepe railway station

Maltepe station is located in Maltepe, İstanbul. The station is 14.3 km (8.9 mi) east from Haydarpaşa Terminal and is located directly southeast of the historical city center of Maltepe. The station has 2 platforms for passenger traffic and 2 freight platforms. The Haydarpaşa-Gebze Line and the Haydarpaşa-Adapazarı Regional service the station, as intercity trains skip Maltepe. The station was originally opened in 1872 by the Ottoman Government as part of a railway from İstanbul to İzmit. The government sold the station to the Anatolian Railway in 1888, which was later taken over by the Turkish State Railways in 1927. The station used to be a main freight depot, but when the branch line serving the Maltepe military pier was abandoned freight operations declined greatly.

Maltepe railway station.JPG
The station building in the snow.
Locationİstasyon Cd., Maltepe, İstanbul, Turkey
Coordinates40°55′13″N 29°08′07″E / 40.920397°N 29.135218°E / 40.920397; 29.135218Coordinates: 40°55′13″N 29°08′07″E / 40.920397°N 29.135218°E / 40.920397; 29.135218
Owned byTCDD
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnder renovation
Station code1560
Electrified1969 (25 kV AC)
Preceding station   TCDD Taşımacılık   Following station
toward Halkalı
toward Gebze
Former services
Preceding station   Turkish State Railways   Following station
toward Istanbul
Adapazarı Express
toward Adapazarı
toward Haydarpaşa
Haydarpaşa suburban
toward Gebze

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