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Sirkeci Station, Istanbul

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Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal, also known as Istanbul Terminal, is a railway terminal in Istanbul. The terminal is located on the tip of Istanbul's historic peninsula right next to the Golden Horn and just northwest of Gülhane Park and the famous Topkapı Palace. Sirkeci Terminal, along with Haydarpaşa Terminal on the other side of the Bosphorus, are Istanbul's two intercity and commuter railway terminals. Built in 1890 by the Oriental Railway as the eastern terminus of the world-famous Orient Express, Sirkeci Terminal has become a symbol of the city. As of 19 March 2013 service to the station had been indefinitely suspended due to the rehabilitation of the existing line between Kazlıçeşme and Halkalı for the new Marmaray commuter rail line. On 29 October 2013, a new underground station opened to the public and is currently serviced by Marmaray trains travelling across the Bosphorus. Sirkeci Terminal has a total of 4 platforms with 7 tracks . Formerly, commuter trains to Halkalı would depart from tracks 2, 3 and 4 while regional trains to Kapıkule, Edirne and Uzunköprü along with international trains to Bucharest, Sofia and Belgrade would depart from tracks 1 and 5.
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  • After the second attempt found the legendary station where stayed the famous Orient Express. Very beautiful historic place, impressive atmosphere. Istanbul's central station works, but it seems not very developed railway in Turkey.
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  • When heading to the cities other than Istanbul Marmaray opened to very convenience area. I felt never located behind to stay only in the Sultanahmet district, and relatively affordable and safe stay in comfortable hotel or hotel chain. Close to the tourist area and the many cafés and restaurants close to the hotel. You can buy Turkish delight of souvenir stores. Be less insane hours here if there is no worry even if returned to the hotel late at night from. Do not pass anything that begging on the street at night, but is not, don't nag. In the weekend's sink? Of come on people and play. I paid you can understand, will ask for money and ask for a picture in the shooting. After shooting continues playing.
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  • Although no train is departing nor arriving to this last train station of Europe, you can still cross to the Asian side of Istanbul with the Marmaray train which has a station several floors below, Si...  more »
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  • The Police office of Istanbul is Unbelievably bureaucratic. We have been cheated and stolen on Galata Bridge on the first day, 29 Sept. 2016, when we arrived Istanbul from Beijing. The next morning, we found we had recorded two pieces of movie about the thieves by iPad. So, we reported to the policemen working near Hagia Sophia Museum. A policeman inquired the fact and gave us a letter to the police office - Istasyon Arkasi Sk. This friendly policeman said that we would receive enough help based on his letter, and said they may catch the two thieves using our recorded movie. But when we went to the police office, we were surprised that we had been refused!The policeman said they have no Chinese-Turkey translator. My wife told him she is an interpreter, and we know some policemen's English was very nice, such as the policeman who wrote the letter!But it didn't work. The police insisted we must find and pay chinese-turkey translator and bring the translator here with us and refused to return us the letter! When we went back to ask the first friendly policeman, the writer of the letter, to help us, he looked very angry. After making several phone calls, he told us the police office had made a mistake, and he asked us to go back police office following him. We went back with him, but the result was the same. The police officers refused us as before. The friendly policeman asked us to go to Chinese Embassy to get the translation of the fact and he gave us a piece of paper stating the address and number. But we felt it was just another game and we had no time playing it. At last, we gave up. Because we have no enough time to find a chinese-turkey translator. So we say Thanks to the firendly policeman and walk out of police office. No policeman asked us to offer the movie record of two thieves all the time. We had told them we have the deta several times.Pls believe me - The Police office of Istanbul is Unbelievably bureaucratic. 30 Sept. 2016, Istanbul A visitor from China
  • Sirkeci Police Merkezi gets the job done! I lost my iPhone during my visit to Istanbul, TR, and after not accepting the fact that its long gone... I visited the local police station to report a missing item. Within 20 minutes, the local police had located my phone, and two hours later it was returned to me. While waiting for my phone to be returned to me I watched the officers assist over tourists find their stolen/missing items. I have never seen police officers take care of people and do their job even in the United States (my home country) as Sirkeci Police do. Due to these wonderful, hardworking, and dedicated officers Sultanahmet, Istanbul is a safe city. Today's experience spoke volumes about how all in all Turkey is simply amazing!
  • I lost my phone and I ask help for them to fine my phone the tell the don't make you eny report. So shiti police station
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