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Kemer railway station

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Owned by  TCDD
Disabled access  Yes
Opened  1857
Connection  ESHOT
Platforms in use  2
Line(s)  İZBAN Southern Line
Status  In Operation
Owner  Turkish State Railways
Rebuilt  2008
Tracks  3
Location  1196 Sk. 4, Yenidoğan Mah. 35180, Kona, İzmir, Turkey
Connections  ESHOT: 54, 57, 58, 59, 60, 64, 107, 117, 153, 172, 214, 249, 348, 418, 662, 699
Address  Yenidoğan Mahallesi, 1433. Sk., 35180 Buca Osb/Konak/İzmir, Turkey
Similar  Bornova, Salhane railway station, Halkapınar railway station, Esbaş railway station, Evka 3

Kemer railway station (Turkish: Kemer İstasyonu) is a railway station in İzmir. The station is the oldest railway station in Turkey, built in 1857.

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History

In 1856 the Ottoman Empire granted a concession to an English company to build a railway from İzmir to Aydın. The Ottoman Railway Company (ORC) started construction in late 1856 and completed a 2.17 km (1.35 mi) line, from the start at Alsancak to Kemer, in 1857. Kemer station was opened. Kemer was chosen to be the main freight depot of the ORC in İzmir. When the railway reached the town of Torbalı in 1860, the first trains started to operate on the line. Freight trains carrying mainly figs, would unload at Kemer depot and would be distributed in İzmir via horse pulled wagons. Freight trains from the south as well as horse pulled caravans from the east and north would unload at Kemer. In its early years Kemer station was the main freight depot in İzmir. When the railway reached Aydın in 1866, most freight would be unloaded in Alsancak. The Turkish State Railways became the new owners of the station in 1935, when they bought the ORC. The station was electrified with 25 kV AC catenary in 2001. In 2006 the station was closed to passenger traffic and rebuilt in 2008, to be re-opened to service in 2010.

Bus connections

ESHOT

  • 54 Kemer Aktarma - Otogar
  • 57 Kemer Aktarm - Altındağ
  • 58 Kemer Aktarm - Kandere
  • 59 Kemer Aktarma - Bornova Metro
  • 60 Kemer Aktarma - Pınarbaşı
  • 64 Kemer Aktarma - Ayakkabıcılar Sitesi
  • 107 Kemer Aktarma - Esbaş Aktarma
  • 117 Kemer Aktarma - Kavaklıdere
  • 153 Kemer Aktarma - Çamkule
  • 172 Kemer Aktarma - Gaziemir Semt Garaj
  • 214 Kemer - Evka 3
  • 249 Kemer - Evka 4
  • 348 Kemer Aktarma - Bornova Metro
  • 418 Halkapınar Metro - Şirinyer Aktarma
  • 662 Kemer - Cengizhan
  • 699 Kemer - M.Erener
  • References

    Kemer railway station Wikipedia


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