What will happen to Haydarpaşa Station: The roof of the historical building could not be restored after the fire 5 years ago. The train whistle has not been heard in Garda for 2 years. Which project has the Ministry of Culture and Tourism approved? Kadıköy Why does his municipality oppose the project?
The flames rising five years ago from the roof of the historical Haydarpaşa Station were extinguished within two hours, but the roof of the building could not be restored despite the passing of time.
Since the fire Kadıköy Correspondence is made between the Municipality, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), TCDD and the High Council for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage affiliated to the Ministry of Culture, lawsuits are filed, objections are raised, but the roof is not repaired.
No train whistles for 2 years
The project approved by the IMM Assembly is not only the station, but the environment of the station and Kadıköy Includes the arrangement of the square with.
In addition to the fact that the restoration does not start, the building has been isolated from 100 for more than a year.
It's not clear whether he's gonna start.
The flights from Haydarpaşa to Anatolia stopped three years ago due to the work of the High Speed Train project.
Just two years ago, on June 19, 2013, urban commuter services were disabled.
The Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the period, Binali Yıldırım, stated in a statement two years ago that Haydarpaşa will be closed for two years and did not elaborate on what will happen two years later.
Today, high-speed train services take passengers from Pendik to Anatolia, but Haydarpaşa is still quiet. Colorful graffiti adorn the trains that have long been abandoned along the rails, but it is possible to see that some have difficulty in resisting the effects of time.
The iron that does not process does not glow. Haydarpasa resembles a large train cemetery.
The Haydarpaşa building itself, the tracks and the trains are of course inseparable, but each one is in another institution.
From the restoration of Haydarpaşa Station building, which is the property of TCDD Kadıköy Municipality, IMM and TCDD are responsible.
Ministry of Transport for the completion of the rails and the line. Trains are also under the responsibility of TCDD.
Will it be 'accommodation'?
So what will happen to Haydarpaşa with its trains, rails and historical station?
In the last three years, Istanbul Chamber of Architects, Istanbul Chamber of City Planners, United Transport Employees Union and Liman-İş Kadıköy Municipality, with the request to cancel the plan approved in 2012, filed a lawsuit with IMM and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Kadıköy Municipality has objected to Haydarpaşa's projects related to the restoration many times, brought the matter to the judiciary and did not license the restoration.
The object of objection was the first in 2012 Kadıköy In the project presented to give license to the Municipality; Kadıköy In the Master Plan for the Protection of the Square and the Environment; Displaying the area where the station building is located as “Station, Cultural Facility, Tourism, Accommodation Area”. Here, the main objection came to the expression “accommodation area”.
Yıldız Technical University, in a report prepared last year, stated that there is a risk of damaging the building with the desired changes and the project should not be approved in this way.
Nuhoğlu: The height of the building was changed
Kadıköy Mayor Aykut Nuhoğlu says that they have examined the last application in 2014 and identified the following defects:
“The height of the building was changed by upgrading the attic floor with a steel system. Between the roof that had no function before; Static load calculation was changed by giving the function of exhibition hall, cafeteria and conference hall. ”
Aykut Nuhoğlu, as well as the elevator in the project also affect the static properties of the building is added.
For these reasons, Nuhoğlu says that the original structure of an old building has been demolished and the original structure of the building has been broken and they have not granted a license to the restoration project because the case is still in progress.
While the debates on how restoration should be made, the garage has been waiting for external effects for five years.
Ali Hacıalioğlu, from the Istanbul Branch of the Chamber of Architects, draws attention to these dangers and emphasizes that the original structure of the station should be preserved.
“The fact that the roof is still not covered after the Haydarpaşa fire is basically a wrong practice. Because the old work structures are completely exposed to outside weather conditions or the damage of the roof cover is not repaired, it quickly damages the structure. It speeds up the destruction of the building. ”
Regarding the issue, we did not get answers to the questions we conveyed to TCDD and IMM.
Another authority that has a say in the restoration work is the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Istanbul 5 Cultural Heritage Conservation Board.
The committee approved the restoration at Haydarpaşa Station, the first degree protected area, last month.
'We are waiting for the trains to come again'
Haydarpaşa Solidarity Haydarpaşa Solidarity Foundation, which closely followed the developments in the 2005 projects, which is involved in the Haydarpaşa Solidarity yesterday, making a statement yesterday, still protest against the operation of trains.
The group's concern is to clear the gar, gar property and dispose of its surroundings by privatization.
Kadıköy Mayor Aykut Nuhoğlu emphasizes and adds that the plans for Haydarpaşa Station are still enigma:
“This enigma needs to be removed as soon as possible. Is Haydarpaşa a train station? Will it remain as a train station or will it be withdrawn to rent circles by privatization? If Haydarpaşa is planned as a station, why are there no suitable studies? ”
Children are playing ball now in the lively courtyard of Haydarpaşa, which I visited on a sunny Istanbul day, once full of passengers. There are no traces of the old rush of the officers. When I ask what happens here, no one is willing to speak.
The kiosks, which could not reach sales to passengers once, were closed. Only one stands stubbornly.
"When will Haydarpaşa be opened?" To Ali Önal, 15, who owns this buffet for 55 years. "Whenever they want," he replies, when I asked.
"Everyone's gone, what are you doing here?" The answer to my question is clear:
“We are waiting empty. We expect the trains to come again. We hope it will come. ”
On the other hand, the poet Haydar Erglenen was planting a small seed of doubts in his book titled "Trains Are Wood" published in 2011:
“Haydarpaşa Station was the literary gate of the time in Istanbul, I don't know if it will be eternal.”
100 doesn't reveal the doors that millions of passengers have in their hands with and now come out with.
This building, which is the gateway of Anatolia to Istanbul and Istanbul to Anatolia, is now a place where steamer passengers take photos.
The question that some people have in mind is not yet answered: What will happen to Haydarpaşa?