Today in History: 30 October 1937 New Ankara Station was opened ...

Today, 30 October 1897 Egyptian Supreme Commissioner Ahmet Muhtar Pasha proposed to start the shymnifer line from Damascus to Suez Canal and Konya to Damascus immediately on the date of his failure, addressing Sultan Abdulhamid. It was handled in the Meclis-i Vükela. The necessity of the line was confirmed. On 26 October 1898, the Mondros Armistice seized all the German railways and the Allied Powers were sent to their countries. The French occupied the Konya-Adana-Aleppo-Nusaybin- and the British occupied the Haydarpaşa-Ankara and Eskişehir-Konya lines. The Taurus tunnels were also under the control of the Entente States. Ottoman guard continents in Hicaz, Asir, Yemen, Syria and Iraq required surrender to the nearest Allied Powers. Thus, he broke with the Middle East Ottoman State together with Hicaz Railway. Except for the Erzurum-Sarıkamış-Border line, 30 km of railways were built during the Ottoman period, 1918 km of these lines remained outside the borders of the country, and on this date, 8343 km of companies were 4587 km, of which 3756 km remained in the Russians. There was a railroad. The number of all locomotives available was 356, the number of passenger wagons was 4112, and the freight wagon was 280. 720 percent of them were in need of repair. Fuel was the most important problem. 4500 people were needed to provide uninterrupted fuel demand. October 25, 31.428 New Ankara Station was opened. The architect of the station is Sekip Sabri Akalın, 30 years old.

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