Doğukapı railway station

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Doğukapı
TCDD
Coordinates 40°43′48″N43°44′15″E / 40.7299°N 43.7374°E / 40.7299; 43.7374 Coordinates: 40°43′48″N43°44′15″E / 40.7299°N 43.7374°E / 40.7299; 43.7374
Owned by TCDD
Platforms2
Tracks7
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
StatusClosed
History
Opened1899
Closed1993
Rebuilt1962

Doğukapı station is a freight station near the Turkey/Armenia border, on the former Kars–Gyumri railway line. The station name, "Doğukapı" means "the Eastern Gate" in Turkish, referring to the station's being the Turkey's entry point from the USSR.

The station building is abandoned and the tracks are rarely used. Since the closing of the border in 1993, no trains have operated east of the station.

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