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Haydarpasa Terminal, Istanbul
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Istanbul Haydarpaşa Terminal or Haydarpaşa Terminus is a railway terminal in Istanbul. Until 2012 the station was a major intercity, regional and commuter rail hub as well as the busiest railway station in Turkey. Haydarpaşa, along with Sirkeci Terminal, are Istanbul's two intercity and commuter railway terminals. 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. The station building however still houses the headquarters for District 1 of the State Railways.The station building, built in 1909 by the Anatolian Railway as the western terminus of the Baghdad and Hedjaz railways, has become a symbol of Istanbul and Turkey and is famous throughout the Middle East.Haydarpaşa is situated on an embankment over the Bosphorus just south of the Port of Haydarpaşa and is slightly north from central Kadıköy. Until the suspension of rail service, ferry service was available to Eminönü, Karaköy and Kadıköy from the station's ferry dock.The closure of the station has been subject to a lot of controversy. As it is unclear if Haydarpaşa will be re-opened to rail service once the Marmaray project is complete, many claim that the Turkish government is planning to sell the historic railway station along with the port and turn it into a residence/luxury resort.
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  • When you say a train stop at a historic final of the Asian continent are my other historical gar. .. also and like a few places out-of-control. do you remember the scene from the movie. the people who shoot for more ergonomic, convenient and Central station is an easy place to getirilebilinir.
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  • Many times saw the European side of Istanbul Haydarpaşa railway station area in Kadikoy Istanbul on the Asian side of the city. During this visit he was able to get from Sabiha Gokcen airport. Beautiful and original building from an architectural point of view, well worth a visit and see.
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  • Haydarpasa Terminal was built by German engineers as a part of the Istanbul - Baghdad railroad which was never completed. It is easily accessible by ferry boat and is a sight to behold as it almost fl...  more »