Karşıyaka railway station

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KARŞIYAKA
İZBAN commuter rail station
Karsiyaka platforms.JPG
View of Karşıyaka Izban from inside in 2011
Coordinates 38°27′28″N 27°06′54″E / 38.457868°N 27.115071°E / 38.457868; 27.115071
Owned by İZBAN
Line(s) Northern Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Parking No
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened October 10, 1865
Rebuilt 2006-2010
Electrified 2001 (25 kV AC)
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 2.061.535 Increase 69%

Karşıyaka is a historic railway station currently in use on İZBAN's Northern Line, in the famous Karşıyaka district of İzmir. The station is located at the northern end of the Karşıyaka Çarşı (Main Street). The station is located underground in the Karşıyaka Tunnel. It is the busiest İZBAN station in terms of passengers, serving 8,380 passengers daily.[1] The station is also a transfer point for ESHOT buses as well as Dolmuş service to nearby towns.

Overview[edit]

The original station was opened on October 10, 1865, by the Smyrna Cassaba Railway.[2] On June 1, 1934, the Turkish State Railways acquired the station when they bought the SCP. The station has become a landmark of the district and had TCDD #44062 locomotive plinthed next to the station. On July 23, 2006, the station was closed for construction of the new underground station. Karşıyaka station was moved underground and the former trackbed above was converted into a park. The station reopened on December 10, 2010, after remaining dormant for over 4 years.

Service[edit]

Previous İZBAN Next
Alaybey
Toward Alsancak
Northern Line
Nergiz
Toward Aliağa

References[edit]

  1. ^ IZBAN station passenger statistics - yenisasir.com
  2. ^ SCP History - trainsofturkey.com