|TCDD regional rail station|
The station building in 1997, with the now dismantled wye track in the foreground.
|Location|| İstasyon Cd. 25, İstasyon Mah. 36780|
|Owned by||Turkish State Railways|
|Operated by||TCDD Taşımacılık|
|Platforms||2 (1 side platform, 1 island platform)|
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, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around ten to fifteen million native speakers in Southeast Europe and sixty to sixty-five million native speakers in Western Asia. Outside Turkey, significant smaller groups of speakers exist in Germany, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia. Cyprus has requested that the European Union add Turkish as an official language, even though Turkey is not a member state.
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 is a province of Turkey, located in the northeastern part of the country. It shares part of its closed border with the Republic of Armenia. The provincial capital is the city of Kars. The provinces of Ardahan and Iğdır were until the 1990s part of Kars Province.
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. 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.
The Transcaucus Railway was the first railway in South Caucasus.
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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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