Tarsus railway station

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TARSUS
TCDD regional rail station
Tarsus station.jpg
The station building.
LocationKarden Langen Blv., Yeşilyurt Mah., Tarsus 33410
Tarsus
Turkey
Coordinates36°55′15″N 34°53′08″E / 36.92083°N 34.88556°E / 36.92083; 34.88556Coordinates: 36°55′15″N 34°53′08″E / 36.92083°N 34.88556°E / 36.92083; 34.88556
Owned byTurkish State Railways
Operated byTCDD Taşımacılık
Line(s)TCDD Taşımacılık:
Adana-Mersin Regional
Mersin-İsalahiye Regional
Mersin-İskenderun Regional
Platforms2 (1 island platform, 1 side platform
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes
History
Opened2 August 1886 (1886-08-02)
Rebuilt1949
Services
Preceding station   TCDD Taşımacılık   Following station
toward Mersin
Mersin-İslahiye
toward İslahiye
Mersin-İskenderun
toward İskenderun
Mersin-Adana
toward Adana
Location
TARSUS is located in Turkey
TARSUS
TARSUS
Location within Turkey

Tarsus station (Turkish: Tarsus İstasyonu) is a railway station in the city of Tarsus. Tarsus is a city in Mersin Province, Turkey. (population 238276 as of 2010)[1]

The station[edit]

The station was built in 1886 to be one of the four intermediate stations on the 67 kilometres (42 mi) long Adana–Mersin Railway Line (others being Zeytinli, Yenice and Taşkent). It became a part of the Berlin-Baghdad Railway in 1911. This increased the traffic of the station. After the Republic of Turkey was proclaimed in 1923, Turkish government began the railway nationalization project. According to act no.1376 (Jan. 5, 1929) Adana-Mersin railway was also absorbed by the Chemins de Fer Ottomans d'Anatolie (Turkish: Osmanlı Anadolu Demiryolları), a subsidiary of the Turkish State Railways (TCDD). Presently the number of intermediate stations is 9.

The station building[edit]

The original station building no longer exists. The present station building was built in 1949. The building is symmetrical. The tollbooths are in the central section.[2]

Services[edit]

The majority of trains using Tarsus station are freight trains. The main passenger service is between Mersin and Adana, 23 times daily, all of which stop at Tarsus.[3] Some of these trains connect with main line trains at Yenice, the next station east of Tarsus.

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