Akyaka railway station

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AKYAKA
TCDD regional rail station

Akyaka 1997.jpg

The station building in 1997, with the now dismantled wye track in the foreground.
Location İstasyon Cd. 25, İstasyon Mah. 36780
Akyaka/Kars
Turkey
Coordinates 40°44′24″N43°37′26″E / 40.739872°N 43.623831°E / 40.739872; 43.623831 Coordinates: 40°44′24″N43°37′26″E / 40.739872°N 43.623831°E / 40.739872; 43.623831
Owned by Turkish State Railways
Operated by TCDD Taşımacılık
Line(s)
Platforms 2 (1 side platform, 1 island platform)
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
History
Opened 1899 (1899) [1]
Closed 1993-2011
Rebuilt 1962
Services
Preceding station  TCDD Taşımacılık  Following station
toward  Kars
Kars-Akyaka Terminus

Akyaka station (Turkish : Akyaka garı) is a station in the town of Akyaka, Kars in northeastern Turkey. TCDD Taşımacılık operates a twice-daily regional train from Kars.

Turkish language Turkic language (possibly Altaic)

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Akyaka, Kars Place in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey

Akyaka is a district of Kars Province in eastern Turkey, and the name of the small town that is the district's administrative capital. It is located on Turkey's border with Armenia. The settlement was called Şuregel (Shuregel) until 1922 and Kızılçakçak (Kyzylchakchak) between 1922-1961. It was also a district between 1922-1926, and a township in Arpaçay district between 1926-1988. Akyaka municipality was established in 1972. The population was 2,273 in 2010.

Kars Province Province of Turkey in Northeast Anatolia

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The station was originally opened in 1899 by the Transcaucasus Railway as Shuregel station (Turkish : Şöregel, Russian : Шурегель), when Akyaka was a part of the Russian Empire. In 1922, the station was renamed Kızılçakçak station to reflect the name change of the settlement. The railway, and the station, was taken over by the Turkish government-owned Eastern Railway in 1925, which became the Turkish State Railways in 1929. In 1962, TCDD converted the broad gauge railway to standard gauge and rebuilt the station, which was renamed to its current name in 1966. [2] Due to the border closure between Turkey and Armenia, train service east of Kars was suspended in 1993 until February 2011, when TCDD returned train service to Akyaka.

Transcaucasus Railway

The Transcaucus Railway was the first railway in South Caucasus.

Russian language East Slavic language

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Akyaka station is located in the town center in the vicinity of the town post office and police station.

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References

  1. "Transcaucasus Railways". trainsofturkey.com. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  2. "TCDD History/Sivas Erzurum Erzincan Kars". trainsofturkey.com. Retrieved 9 October 2017.