Cankurtaran railway station

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CANKURTARAN
Cankurtaran.JPG
Cankurtaran station looking from the north.
LocationŞadırvan Sk., Cankurtaran Mah. 34122
Fatih/Istanbul
Turkey
Coordinates41°00′20″N 28°58′58″E / 41.0055°N 28.9829°E / 41.0055; 28.9829Coordinates: 41°00′20″N 28°58′58″E / 41.0055°N 28.9829°E / 41.0055; 28.9829
Owned byTurkish State Railways
Line(s)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingNo
History
Opened4 December 1955
Closed19 March 2013
Electrified25 kV AC (1955)
Traffic
Passengers (2016)0 Steady 0%
Former services
Preceding station   Turkish State Railways   Following station
toward Halkalı
Istanbul suburban
Terminus

Cankurtaran is an indefinitely closed railway station on the Istanbul suburban, in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located in the neighborhood of Cankurtaran in the historic peninsula of İstanbul. The station is located on Şadırvan Street. Cankurtaran is just a block north of Kennedy Boulevard, along with the shoreline and a few blocks south of the Hagia Sophia and the Imperial Gate to the Topkapı Palace. The station was built in 1955 by the Turkish State Railways to be used by commuter trains operating between Sirkeci and Halkalı.[1]

Cankurtaran is located 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Sirkeci Terminal. Cankurtaran was indefinitely closed in 2013 due to the rehabilitation and construction of the new Marmaray line.

Places of interest[edit]

The Ahırkapı Lighthouse, a historical lighthouse that is still in use, is in walking distance on the Kennedy Avenue at the coast of Marmara Sea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milliyet - 4 December 1955

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