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Cankurtaran railway station

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Owned by  TCDD
Tracks  2
Parking  No
Owner  Turkish State Railways
Platforms in use  1
Line(s)  İstanbul-Halkalı Line
Structure type  At-grade
Opened  1872
Rebuilt  1955
Cankurtaran railway station
Location  Ahırkapı Sok, Cankurtaran Mah, İstanbul, Turkey
Address  Cankurtaran Mahallesi, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Similar  İstanbul Sirkeci Terminal, Gülhane Park, Haseki Hürrem Sultan Ha, Halkalı railway station, Little Hagia Sophia

Cankurtaran is an indefinitely closed railway station on the İstanbul-Halkalı Line, in İstanbul, Turkey. It is located in the neighborhood of Cankurtaran in the historic peninsula of İstanbul. The station is located on Ahırkapı Street and İshak Pasha Street. Cankurtaran is just a block north of Kennedy Boulevard, along with the shoreline and a few blocks south of the Hagia Sophia and the Imperial Gate to the Topkapı Palace. The station was built in 1872 by the Rumelia Railway as part of the extension of their mainline into İstanbul's city center. The station was rebuilt and electrified in 1955 for the start of commuter service between Sirkeci and Halkalı. Cankurtaran is located 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Sirkeci Terminal. Cankurtaran was indefinitely closed in 2013 due to the rehabilitation and construction of the new Marmaray line.

Places of interest

The Ahırkapı Lighthouse, a historical lighthouse that is still in use, is in walking distance on the Kennedy Avenue at the coast of Marmara Sea.


Cankurtaran railway station Wikipedia

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