Gebze railway station

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GEBZE
TCDD Taşımacılık high-speed and regional rail station
Gebze - panoramio.jpg
Gebze station before it was rebuilt.
LocationBetween Plevne and Etem Paşa Avenues
Gebze, Kocaeli
CoordinatesCoordinates: 40°47′02″N 29°24′39″E / 40.78389°N 29.41083°E / 40.78389; 29.41083
Owned byTurkish State Railways
Line(s)Yüksek Hızlı Tren
Ada Express
Platforms2 island platforms, 1 side platform
Tracks5
Construction
History
Opened1 January 1873 (1873-01-01)
Rebuilt2013-14
Services
Preceding station   TCDD Taşımacılık   Following station
Yüksek Hızlı Tren
toward Ankara
toward Konya
Ankara Express
toward Ankara
Terminus
Ada Express
toward Adapazarı
toward Halkalı
MarmarayTerminus
Former services
Preceding station   Turkish State Railways   Following station
toward Istanbul
Boğaziçi Express
toward Ankara
toward Istanbul
Adapazarı Express
toward Adapazarı
toward Haydarpaşa
Haydarpaşa suburbanTerminus

Gebze station (Turkish: Gebze garı) is a station on the Istanbul-Ankara railway in Gebze, Turkey. It is located between Plevne and Etem Paşa Avenues just southwest of Gebze's city center. It was the eastern terminus of the Haydarpaşa suburban commuter service until 2013 and will become the eastern terminus of the new Marmaray commuter rail line.

Gebze was opened in 1873 as part of the Constantinople-Izmit railway, built by the Ottoman government.[1] The Anatolian Railway (CFOA) took over the line in 1880 and continued to build further east from Izmit. The CFOA was nationalized in 1924 via the Anatolian-Baghdad Railway which was absorbed by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) in 1927.[2] On 29 May 1969 commuter service to and from Haydarpaşa Terminal was inaugurated and the line was electrified up to Gebze.[3] Gebze became one of the most used stations in Turkey during this period as many commuters used the line to get to Istanbul. Commuter service was ended in June 2013 in order to rebuild the station for the new Marmaray commuter rail line as well as the new Istanbul-Ankara high-speed railway. The station reopened on 29 October 2014 with YHT High-speed service to Ankara and Konya via Izmit and Eskişehir from Pendik. Marmaray service to Halkalı is expected to enter service in 2016.

The 1969 station had two island platforms and four tracks. The rebuilt station has two island platforms and one side platforms with five tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CFOA history - trainsofturkey.com
  2. ^ CFAB history - trainsofturkey.com
  3. ^ TCDD electrification dates - trainsofturkey.com