Sarıkamış railway station

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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
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
StatusIn Operation
Station code4636
Preceding station  TCDD Taşımacılık  Following station
toward  Ankara
Eastern Express
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

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city, but more central Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.

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The Eastern Express is an overnight passenger train operated by the Turkish State Railways. The train runs 1,310 km (814 mi) from Ankara Railway Station to Kars Railway Station in Kars. The train was the first overnight service east of Ankara. The Eastern Express stops in 7 provincial capitals: Ankara, Kırıkkale, Kayseri, Sivas, Erzincan, Erzurum and Kars. The train also stops in the Turkish capital: Ankara. The first train ran in 1936 from İstanbul's Haydarpaşa Terminal to Çetinkaya.

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