Menemen railway station

Menemen railway station (Turkish: Menemen garı) is a railway station at Menemen in Izmir Province, Turkey. The station is served by the Turkish State Railways, the national rail carrier of Turkey. The station is serviced by six trains daily. Northbound trains go to either Bandırma, Ankara, Afyon or Uşak and southbound trains all go to Alsancak Terminal in İzmir.[1] North of the station, the double track branch line to Aliağa splits from the main line. The original station was built in 1866 by the Smyrna Cassaba Railway.[2]

Menemen
TCDD intercity and regional rail station
İZBAN commuter rail station
Menemen Railway Station Front.jpg
The front of the station building.
LocationNiyazi Kaplangi Cd., Esatpaşa Mah. 35660
Menemen, İzmir
Turkey
Coordinates38°36′12″N 27°04′35″E / 38.6033°N 27.0764°E / 38.6033; 27.0764Coordinates: 38°36′12″N 27°04′35″E / 38.6033°N 27.0764°E / 38.6033; 27.0764
Owned byTurkish State Railways
Operated byTCDD Taşımacılık
Line(s)TCDD Taşımacılık:İZBAN:
Platforms2 (1 side platform, 1 island platform)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus interchange ESHOT Bus: 747, 748, 749, 754, 755, 756, 800
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes
History
Opened10 October 1865; 156 years ago (10 October 1865)
Electrified2001 (25 kV AC)
Passengers
20111,044,191 (İZBAN)
Services
Preceding station   TCDD Taşımacılık   Following station
toward İzmir
Izmir Blue Train
toward Ankara
Konya Blue Train
toward Konya
Karesi Express
toward Balıkesir
6 Sept. Express
toward Bandırma
17 Sept. Express
İzmir-Alaşehir
toward Alaşehir
Uşak Express
toward Uşak
  İZBAN  
toward Alsancak
Northern Line
toward Aliağa
  Future service  
Terminus
Yüksek Hızlı Tren
toward Ankara

HistoryEdit

The station was opened in 1866, by the Smyrna Cassaba Railway (SCP). A passenger train from Basmane Terminal in İzmir served the station to Bandırma and Uşak, then Afyon. The Republic of Turkey was formed in 1923 and the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) were formed in 1927 to nationalize Turkey's railways. SCP was absorbed by TCDD on June 1, 1934. TCDD rebuilt the station and broadened the tracks in 1938.[3] The line was made double track in 1975 and electrified with 25 kV AC overhead wire in 2002. From 2006 to 2010 the Basmane-Ulukent section of the line in İzmir was closed, due to the construction of the Karşıyaka Railway Tunnel. During this time the tracks in the station were used as a yard for passenger trains. When the line re-opened on May 19, 2010, the station was no longer used as a yard. The elevated platform section will be converted for use of the new İzmir Commuter Rail system (İZBAN).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TCDD Timetables". TCDD. Archived from the original on August 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "SCP – Smyrne Cassaba & Prolongements". Trains of Turkey.
  3. ^ "TCDD History". Trains of Turkey.