The station was opened on November, 1899 by the Anatolian Railway (CFOA). The railway intended to continue to the railway to Bolu and then Ankara, but this never happened and the station became a terminal. In 1969, the line was electrified and new improved regional service was added to İstanbul. On February 1, 2012, the station temporarily closed down due to the construction of the İstanbul-Ankara high-speed railway, however a project that if approved will lead to the abandonment of the station in favor of building a new station in Arifye, which is 8.13 km (5.05 mi) southwest of the city center. The station is currently used for storing rail cars.