What fate awaits the historic train stations of İstanbul ?

What fate awaits the historic train stations of İstanbul :Kadir Has University professor Yonca Erkan Kösebay told Today’s Zaman that the historic train railways of İstanbul need to be taken under protection as a whole.

She also notes that only particular edifices like station buildings, lodgings and water depots can actually be registered as historic landmarks and thus put under special protection, saying, “Despite this, there was nothing done… that would allow the real historic value of these structures to make it into future years.”

In the meantime, what will happen to the historic stations that remain out of use is a mystery. With regard to some of these buildings, the Kadıköy Municipality’s Cultural Center has made applications to the Turkish State Railways (TCDD), but it received only rejections to the applications. It should be noted that Today’s Zaman also sent a written query to the TCDD regarding the fate of the historic structures, no response had been received.

Some historic stations will not be razed, but will remain without function

On the Asian side of İstanbul, the Anatolia Railway line between Haydarpaşa and Gebze includes 27 train stations and stops: Atalar, Aydıntepe, Bostancı, Çayırova, Cevizli, Erenköy, Fatih, Feneryolu, Gebze, Göztepe, Güzelyalı, Haydarpaşa, İçmeler, İdealtepe, Kartal, Kaynarca, Kızıltoprak, Küçükyalı, Maltepe, Osmangazi, Pendik, Söğütlüçeşme, Suadiye, Süreyyaplajı, Tersane, Tuzla and Yunus.

Of these buildings, the ones at Bostancı, Erenköy, Feneryolu, Göztepe, Haydarpaşa, Kartal Yunus, Kızıltoprak and Maltepe Suadiye are registered historical structures.

The European line, which of course includes the line between Sirkeci and Halkalı, has 18 stations and stops: Bakırköy, Cankurtaran, Florya, Kanarya, Halkalı, Kazlıçeşme, Kocamustafapaşa, Kumkapı, Küçükçekmece, Menekşe, Sirkeci, Soğuksu, Yedikule, Yenikapı Yenimahalle, Yeşilyurt, Yeşilköy and Zeytinburnu.

A letter sent from the Eurasia Consortium to the General Directorate of Railways, Ports and Airports Construction (DLH) in 2008 specified what would happen to the 41 stations in question. The historic Bostancı, Erenköy, Feneryolu, Kartal, Kızıltoprak, Göztepe, Maltepe, Suadiye and Yunus stations all have this note appended to them: “A new station is being built, but the current building will also be protected.”

It is vital to note that the history behind these stations stretches back to Ottoman times. The Ottoman state was interested in seeing Haydarpaşa connected by rail to Baghdad. It was thus that in 1871, construction on the Haydarpaşa-İzmit line began. The 91-kilometer line was completed in 1873.

What fate awaits the historic train stations of İstanbul

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