Ali Çetinkaya railway station

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ALİ ÇETİNKAYA
Afyon Ali Cetinkaya.jpg
The front facade of the station
Coordinates 38°27′18″N 30°19′51″E / 38.455118°N 30.330851°E / 38.455118; 30.330851
Platforms 2
Tracks 3
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Architectural style Art Deco
Other information
Station code 7502
History
Opened 1895
Rebuilt 1939
Services
Preceding station   TCDD Taşımacılık   Following station
toward İzmir
Konya Blue Train
toward Konya
toward Denizli
Pamukkale Express
toward Eskişehir
TerminusEskişehir-Afyon
  Future service  
toward İzmir
Yüksek Hızlı Tren
toward Ankara

Afyon Ali Çetinkaya railway station (Turkish: Afyon Ali Çetinkaya garı) is the main railway station in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. The station is one of Afyon's two railway stations, the other being Afyon City station. Ali Çetinkaya station was built in 1895 by the Anatolian Railway as part of their main line between İstanbul and Konya. The Turkish State Railways acquired the Anatolian Railway in 1927. In 1936 the State Railways connected the two station together with the opening of the Afyon-Karakuyu line. The station was rebuilt with a station building half the size of the one in Ankara and inaugurated on July 18, 1939, by president İsmet İnönü and Minister of Transport Ali Çetinkaya. Ali Çetinkaya station was always the busier station of the two and after 1939 all railway traffic in Afyon was handled from this station. When Ali Çetinkaya died in 1949, the station was renamed in his honor.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Afyon Cetinkaya Station History Archived January 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. – trainsofturkey.com