İzmir Basmane Terminal

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İZMİR BASMANE
TCDD regional rail station
Basmane Gar, Izmir.jpg
Basmane Terminal in İzmir
Coordinates 38°25′21″N 27°08′37″E / 38.42250°N 27.14361°E / 38.42250; 27.14361Coordinates: 38°25′21″N 27°08′37″E / 38.42250°N 27.14361°E / 38.42250; 27.14361
Owned by TCDD
Line(s) Basmane-Ödemiş Regional
Basmane-Tire Regional
Basmane-Nazilli Regional
Basmane-Denizli Regional
Basmane-Söke Regional
Platforms 4
Tracks 8
Connections ESHOT Bus
İzmir Metro
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Other information
Status In Operation
History
Opened October 25, 1866
Rebuilt 2006
Electrified 2001 (25 kV AC)

İzmir Basmane Terminal (Turkish: Basmane Garı) is one of the two main railway stations in İzmir, the other being Alsancak. The station is serviced by regional train service going to Nazilli, Aydın, Ödemiş, Tire, Selçuk and Söke.

History[edit]

When the Ottoman Railway Company built Alsancak Terminal, the demand for more railways in İzmir grew. On July 4, 1863, the Smyrna Cassaba Railway (SCR) was chartered to build a line from İzmir to Turgutlu (then Cassaba). The railway chose to have their terminal close to the city center. Construction of the station began in 1864 and completed in 1866. The station opened on October 25, 1866. The SCR used the station for passenger and freight operations, with a freight depot in the back of the station. During World War I, the station along with the railway was put under Ottoman military control. After the war and the Republic of Turkey formed, the station was still under SCR control until 1934, when the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) absorbed the SCR. TCDD continues to operate the station to the present. In 2001 the tracks were electrified, but never used. In 2006 the station was renovated and closed to passenger service. In 2009 passenger service returned.

Services[edit]

Previous Turkish State Railways Next
Terminus
Basmane-Ödemiş Regional
Gaziemir
Toward Ödemiş Şehir
Basmane-Tire Regional
Gaziemir
Toward Tire
Basmane-Denizli Regional
Gaziemir
Toward Denizli
Basmane-Nazilli Regional
Gaziemir
Toward Nazilli
Basmane–Söke Regional
Gaziemir
Toward Söke

See also[edit]

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