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Haydarpaşa Station

Due to the railway construction suitable to high-speed trains there will be no trains running between Istanbul Haydarpaşa and Adapazarı as of February 1. The construction is planned to end in late 2014.
Schedule changes are:
All trains from Istanbul to the East (Erzurum-Kars, Diyarbakir, Tatvan, Teheran) depart from Ankara instead of Istanbul.
No night trains between Istanbul and Ankara.
Meram Express(Istanbul - Konya) is suspended.
Icanadolu Mavi Tren (Istanbul - Konya - Adana) departs from Arifiye (Adapazarı)  instead of Istanbul.

Haydarpaşa Railway Station, the beginning point of the Anatolian railways is the most important station building in Turkey on both architectural and historical characteristics. The area on which the building is standing has been covered by sea until 1903. The first building has been located about 1 km. inwards on 1872 and due to the developments on the railway between Haydarpaşa and Izmit the building became insufficient and it was decided to build a new Railway Station and a German company named "Anatolia - Baghdad Company" was commissioned with the construction and running of Haydarpasa Port and Railway Station.

The breakwater was first built and a column was put up in memoriam for the 25th year of Sultan Abdülhamid's reigning and both the breakwater and the lighthouses are opened with a ceremony on Abdülhamid's birthday.

The construction of the station building has begun at 1906 and finished at 1909. The area that was 2.525 square meters wide was expanded to 3.836 square meters up to day.

The building is en example of German architectural with Neo-Renaissance style. The west wing of the building is shorter while the eastern wing is a long "U" shape. There are wide corridors in the middle of the "U" shaped plan and large and high-ceilinged rooms are located on both sides of these corridors. There are peek holes opening either from outside or inside on the doors. Winged wheels, symbol of railway, are pictured to the ceilings but today the only example is on the ceiling of the "Permit Room".

The roof of the building is wooden and very steep and covered by slate. A big clock in Baroque style stands on the roof level of southern façade. The clock-face was first fancied with a wheeled eagle wing, the symbol of German Railways. Later on, this figure has been stylized and became the symbol of Turkish Railways.

The tiles of the Gar Lokantası (Railway Station Restaurant), located on the eastern wing of the building, are the work of Master Mehmet Emin.

The building had great damage due to sabotage by exploding the ammunition to be conveyed to the fronts. The towers have been burned and hundreds of soldiers have died. The windows and historical stained glasses were broken as a result of exploding a Romanian oil tanker "Independanta" just near the breakwater in 1979. The outer façade was restored between 1973-1981 and 80% of the outer layover was renewed.

Everyday, 140 district and 28 express transfers are made reciprocally and about 100.000 passengers travel.

Reservation: Tel: (216) 336 44 70, (216) 337 87 24
Information: (216) 348 80 20/336, (216) 336 04 75, (216) 336 20 63

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