Menemen railway station

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MENEMEN
TCDD inter-city, regional and İZBAN commuter rail station
Menemen Railway Station Front.JPG
The front of the station.
Owned by TCDD, İZBAN
Line(s) İzmir Mavi Train
Karesi Express
6th of September Express
17th of September Express
Alsancak-Uşak Regional
Aegean Express
Platforms 3
Tracks 7
Connections ESHOT Bus Service
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 1
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status In Operation
Fare zone

A (İzmir city transport)

Region 3 (TCDD)
History
Opened 1866
Electrified 2001 (25 kV AC)
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 1,044,191 (İZBAN)

Menemen railway station (Turkish: Menemen Garı) is a railway station at Menemen in Izmir Province, Turkey. The station is served by the Turkish State Railways, the national rail carrier of Turkey. The station is serviced by six trains daily. Northbound trains go to either Bandırma, Ankara, Afyon or Uşak and southbound trains all go to Alsancak Terminal in İzmir.[1] North of the station, the double track branch line to Aliağa splits from the main line, which becomes single track. The original station was built in 1866 by the Smyrna Cassaba Railway.[2]

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1866, by the Smyrna Cassaba Railway (SCP). A passenger train from Basmane Terminal in İzmir served the station to Bandırma and Uşak, then Afyon. The Republic of Turkey was formed in 1923 and the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) were formed in 1927 to nationalize Turkey's railways. SCP was absorbed by TCDD on June 1, 1934. TCDD rebuilt the station and broadened the tracks in 1938.[3] The line was made double track in 1975 and electrified with 25 kV AC overhead wire in 2002. From 2006 to 2010 the Basmane-Ulukent section of the line in İzmir was closed, due to the construction of the Karşıyaka Railway Tunnel. During this time the tracks in the station were used as a yard for passenger trains. When the line re-opened on May 19, 2010, the station was no longer used as a yard. The elevated platform section will be converted for use of the new İzmir Commuter Rail system (İZBAN).

Services[edit]

Previous Service Next
Çiğli
Towards İzmir
İzmir Blue Train
Emiralem
Towards Ankara
Konya Blue Train
Emiralem
Towards Konya
Karesi Express
Emiralem
Towards Balıkesir
Aegean Express
Emiralem
Towards Balıkesir
6th of September Express
Ayvacık
Towards Bandırma
17th of September Express
Muradiye
Towards Bandırma
Alsancak-Uşak Regional
Emiralem
Towards Uşak
Previous İZBAN Next
Egekent 2
Toward Alsancak
Northern Line
Hatundere
Toward Aliağa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TCDD Timetables". TCDD. Archived from the original on August 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "SCP - Smyrne Cassaba & Prolongements". Trains of Turkey. 
  3. ^ "TCDD History". Trains of Turkey.