Söğütlüçeşme railway station

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SÖĞÜTLÜÇEŞME
Turkish State Railways
Sogutlucesme station.JPG
Looking east on platform 1 on a Sunday.
Location Ziverbey Yolu, Kadıköy, İstanbul
Coordinates 40°59′26″N 29°02′16″E / 40.9906°N 29.0377°E / 40.9906; 29.0377Coordinates: 40°59′26″N 29°02′16″E / 40.9906°N 29.0377°E / 40.9906; 29.0377
Owned by TCDD
Platforms 2 island platform
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Parking Parking lots on north and west sides
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 1624
History
Opened 22 September 1872
Closed 19 June 2013
Rebuilt 1969, 2013-2018
Electrified 1969 (25 kV, 50 Hz AC)

Söğütlüçeşme railway station (Turkish: Söğütlüçeşme İstasyonu) is a railway station in the Kadıköy district of İstanbul, Turkey. The station is 1.46 km (0.91 mi) away from Haydarpaşa Terminal and during peak hours, is one of the busiest railway stations in Turkey. Söğütlüçeşme is currently the only station that has a connection with rapid transit, as the eastern terminus of the İstanbul BRT is located adjacent to the station. The station is serviced by the Haydarpaşa-Gebze Line, Haydarpaşa-Adapazarı Regional as well as all intercity service on the route. Since the station is integrated with the citywide Akbil smartcard, service from Söğütlüçeşme to Haydarpaşa and points east up to Gebze are 1,75TL, by commuter train.

The original station was built in 1872 by the Ottoman Government as part of their line to İzmit. In 1888 the station was taken over by the Anatolian Railway (CFOA) as the Ottoman Government sold it to a private company. In 1890, service started to Ankara from Haydarpaşa running through Söğütlüçeşme. In 1927, the Turkish State Railways absorbed the CFOA and the station was under new management. In the following years, commuter service was increased, especially after World War II with the arrival of new locomotives and rolling stock. In 1969, the line was electrified and built on top of the viaduct that it stands on today, for new improved commuter rail service. In 2007, connection to the rest of the city's rapid transit was opened with the construction of the Istanbul Metrobus.

As of 19 June 2013 all train service to the station has been indefinitely suspended due to the rehabilitation of the existing line for the new Marmaray commuter rail line.

As of June 2015, it is planned to reopen with the second phase of Marmaray towards the end of 2018.

Vicinity[edit]

Söğütlüçeşme station is located above Söğütlüçeşme park. To the north side of the station, connections to Metrobus service to Üsküdar, Levent and western İstanbul is available. The historic Kadıköy city center is located 650 m (2,130 ft) west of the station. Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium, where Fenerbahçe S.K. plays, is situated directly southeast. Another important building in the vicinity is the Kadıkoy Municipality Headquarters, located directly north of the station. Alongside to the east of the station, the wedding hall building of the district Kadıköy is situated.[1]

The neighborhoods surrounding Söğütlüçeşme station are Acıbadem to the northwest, Hasanpaşa directly north, Fikirtepe and Eğitim to the northeast, Zühtüpaşa to the southeast, Osmanağa and Caferağa (Kadıköy city center) directly south and Rasimpaşa to the southwest.

Layout[edit]

Layout[edit]

Track 1
Island platform Handicapped/disabled access
Track 2
Track 3
Island platform Handicapped/disabled access
Track 4

Public transport connections[edit]

Following public transportation lines serve the railway station:[2]

Bus system
  • 14B Kadıköy-Birlik Mahallesi
  • 14ÇK Kadıköy-Ş. Şahinbey Mahallesi
  • 14ES Kadıköy-Esenşehir
  • 14ŞB Kadıköy-Ş. Şahinbey Mahallesi
  • 19ES Kadıköy-Esenşehir Mahallesi
  • 20D Kadıköy-Yenişehir-Dudullu
  • 21Y Kadıköy-Yenisahra-Batı Ataşehir
  • ER1 Kadıköy-Erenköy Ring
  • FB1 Kadıköy-Fenerbahçe Ring
  • GZ1 Kadıköy-Göztepe
Metrobus
  • 34A Söğütlüçeşme-Edirnekapı
  • 34G Söğütlüçeşme-(Tüyap)Beylikdüzü (Only Night)(G = Gece = Night)
  • 34Z Söğütlüçeşme-Zincirlikuyu

Service[edit]

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Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Capital Express
Bostancı
Toward Eskişehir
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Republic Express
Bostancı
Toward Eskişehir
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Fatih Express
Bostancı
Toward Ankara
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Ankara Express
Bostancı
Toward Ankara
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Bosphorus Express
Bostancı
Toward Ankara
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Anatolia Express
Bostancı
Toward Ankara
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Eskişehir Express
Bostancı
Toward Eskişehir
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Sakarya Express
Bostancı
Toward Eskişehir
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Eastern Express
Bostancı
Toward Kars
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Van Lake Express
Bostancı
Toward Tatvan
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Southern Express
Bostancı
Toward Kurtalan
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Meram Express
Bostancı
Toward Konya
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Central Anatolia Blue Train
Bostancı
Towards Adana
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Haydarpaşa-Adapazarı Regional
Erenköy
Toward Adapazarı
Haydarpaşa
Terminus
Haydarpaşa-Gebze Line
Kızıltoprak
Toward Gebze

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evlendirme" (in Turkish). Kadıköy Belediyesi. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Istanbul Ulaşım" (in Turkish). Istanbul Net. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 

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