TCDD District 1

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TCDD District 1
Haydarpasa train station.jpg
Overview
Type Intercity rail
System Turkish State Railways
Status Operational
Locale European Turkey, central Anatolia
Stations 120
Operation
Opened 1876 as the Central Anatolia Railway
Owner Turkish State Railways
Operator(s) Turkish State Railways
Technical
Line length 876 km (544 mi)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification Overhead wire

TCDD District 1 (Turkish: TCDD 1. Bölge) is one of the seven districts of the Turkish State Railways (TCDD). The headquarters are in Haydarpaşa Terminal in İstanbul.

Except for the Kırklareli Branch and the Pehlivanköy-Uzunköprü line, the entire district is electrified with over head catenary. The district, at a length of 876 km (544 mi) track, operates part of the Istanbul-Ankara Main Line from Haydapaşa to Polatlı, the old CO main line (İstanbul-Uzunköprü), the Edirne Cut-off, the Adapazarı Branch and the abandoned Kırklareli Branch. The district also operates rail service to the ports of Haydarpaşa and the Port of Derince. The district operates lines from İstanbul to other towns and cities such as: Çerkezköy, Uzunköprü, Edirne, Kapıkule, Gebze, İzmit, Adapazarı, Bilecik, Eskişehir and Polatlı.