Topdağ Railway Station is a railway station in the village of Topdağ in the Kars Province of Turkey. The station is serviced by the Eastern Express, operated by the Turkish State Railways, running between İstanbul and Kars.
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.
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. Ankara is its capital but Istanbul is the country's largest city. 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.
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.
Haydarpaşa station is a railway station in Istanbul. Until 2012 the station was a major intercity, regional and commuter rail hub as well as the busiest railway station in Turkey. Haydarpaşa, along with Sirkeci station, are Istanbul's two intercity and commuter railway terminals. As of 19 June 2013 all train service to the station has been indefinitely suspended due to the rehabilitation of the existing line for the new Marmaray commuter rail line. The station building still houses the headquarters for District 1 of the State Railways.
Ankara railway station is the main railway station in Ankara, Turkey, and is a major transportation hub within the city. The station is the eastern terminus of the Istanbul-Ankara railway corridor, as well as the easternmost station in Turkey with high-speed rail service. Ankara station is also a hub for YHT high-speed trains, with its own exclusive platforms and concourse. TCDD Taşımacılık also operates intercity train service to Kars, Tatvan and Kurtalan as well as Başkentray commuter rail service.
Zonguldak railway station is a regional railway station in Zonguldak, Turkey. It is the western terminus of the Zonguldak-Filyos Regional and was the former northern terminus of the Karaelmas Express from Ankara. It was opened in 1937 as the northern terminus of the Irmak-Zonguldak railway. The railway today is primarily a freight railway as the only passenger service is a thrice-daily regional service to Filyos. The station is located in the neighborhood of Karaelmas along İstasyon Street in the southern part of the city.
Kars station is a railway station, serving the eastern Turkish city of Kars. It is one of the easternmost stations on the Trans-Anatolian railway. The Eastern Express services Kars once a day to İstanbul. Between 1993 and 2011, there was no train service east of Kars due to the Turkish-Armenian border closure. But as of February 2011, a regional train operates twice daily from Kars to Akyaka, the last Turkish town before the border, stopping at the Akyaka railway station.
Selim station is a railway station in the town of Selim, Turkey. The station is served by the Eastern Express, operated by the Turkish State Railways from İstanbul to 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. The station was built in 1913 with broad gauge tracks by the Russian Empire. The tracks were converted into standard gauge in 1962.
Karaurgan is a flag stop near the village of Karaurgan in the Kars Province of Turkey. The Eastern Express services the station, operated by the Turkish State Railways, between Istanbul and Kars.
Süngütaşı station is a railway station in the village of Süngütaşı in the Kars Province of Turkey. The station is serviced by the Eastern Express, operated by the Turkish State Railways, running between İstanbul and Kars. The station is the westernmost station in the province.
Akyaka station is a station in the town of Akyaka, Kars in northeastern Turkey. TCDD Taşımacılık operates a twice-daily regional train from Kars.
Şakirpaşa railway station is a railway station in Seyhan, Adana, on the Adana-Mersin railway. The station consists of two side platforms serving two tracks. There is no station building, only a small shelter on each platform. TCDD Taşımacılık operates frequent regional rail service from Mersin to Adana, along with further service to İskenderun and İslahiye. Together with regional trains, two intercity trains stop at Şakirpaşa as well; the Erciyes Express to Kayseri and the Taurus Express to Konya.
Tatvan railway station is located in the town of Tatvan, Turkey in eastern Anatolia. It is one of two railway stations serving the town, the other one being Tatvan Pier.
TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. is a government-owned railway company responsible for the operations of most passenger and freight rail in Turkey. The company was formed on 14 June 2016, splitting off from the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) to take over railway operations, while TCDD would continue to administer railway infrastructure. TCDD Taşımacılık officially began operations on 1 January 2017.
Sivas railway station is the main railway station in Sivas, Turkey. Located just southwest of the city center, the station is serviced by three inter-city trains from Ankara, which continue east to Kars, Tatvan and Kurtalan respectively. Due to the rehabilitation of the Kalın-Samsun railway, only one regional train to Divriği services Sivas.
Divriği station is a railway station in Divriği, Turkey. Located in the eastern Sivas Province, and in the northeast of the town, TCDD Taşımacılık operates a daily intercity train, the Eastern Express, from Ankara to Kars, a daily regional train to Erzincan and a thrice daily regional train to Sivas. Divriği station was opened on 11 December 1938 by the Turkish State Railways.
Çetinkaya station is a railway station in Çetinkaya, Turkey. The station is located just west of the Çetinkaya junction, where the Çetinkaya-Malatya railway diverges from the Ankara-Kars railway.
Irmak station is a railway station in Irmak, Turkey. TCDD Taşımacılık operates three daily intercity trains from Ankara to Kars, Kurtalan, and Tatvan,
Kırıkkale station is the main railway station in Kırıkkale, Turkey. The station was originally opened on 20 November 1925 by the Anatolian—Baghdad Railways and was one of the first railway stations built by the newly formed Republic of Turkey.
Çerikli railway station is a railway station in Çerikli, Turkey. The station was originally opened on 20 November 1925 by the Anatolian—Baghdad Railways and was one of the first railway stations built by the newly formed Republic of Turkey.
Yahşihan railway station is a railway station in Yahşihan, Turkey, just west of Kırıkkale. The station was built in 1924 and opened on 20 November 1925 by the Anatolian—Baghdad Railways and was one of the first railway stations built by the newly formed Republic of Turkey.
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