Sarıkamış railway station

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SARIKAMIŞ
LocationKars-Sarıkamış Yolu, Sarıkamış, Turkey
Coordinates 40°12′03″N42°20′37″E / 40.200857°N 42.343596°E / 40.200857; 42.343596 Coordinates: 40°12′03″N42°20′37″E / 40.200857°N 42.343596°E / 40.200857; 42.343596
Owned by TCDD
Line(s) Eastern Express
Platforms2
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
StatusIn Operation
Station code4636
History
Opened1913
Rebuilt1962
Services
Preceding station  TCDD Taşımacılık  Following station
toward  Ankara
Eastern Express
(Tourist)
Terminus
toward  Ankara
Eastern Express
toward  Kars

Sarıkamış station is a railway station in the town of Sarıkamış, Turkey. The station is serviced by the Eastern Express, operated by the Turkish State Railways, running between Istanbul and Kars. [1] The station was built in 1913 with broad gauge tracks by the Russian Empire. The tracks were converted into standard gauge in 1962.

Sarıkamış Place in Kars, Turkey

Sarıkamış is a town and a district of Kars Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Its population was 17,860 in 2010. The town sits in a valley and is surrounded by mountains, many of which are covered with pine forests. It has a subalpine climate, with average of 7–8 ft/2.1m-2.4m of snowfall; it has very long winters and short, dry summers. In recent years Sarıkamış has developed as a winter skiing resort, with one of the world's longest tracks.

Turkey Republic in Western Asia

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References

  1. TCDD Timetables - Eastern Express timetable, August 20, 2010