Haydarpasa Train Station
Haydarpasa Train Station, Istanbul‘s Teutonic pseudo-castle railway station on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus was the terminus for suburban trains and trains to and from Anatolia (Asian Turkey) for over a century.
A serious fire on 28 November 2010 destroyed the station’s roof and top floor, but the rest of the building was saved.
Haydarpasa is currently closed. No trains depart, no ferries stop at its dock (Kadıköy is the nearest dock). The station’s future is still undetermined.
YHT high-speed trains now connect Istanbul with Ankara and Konya via Eskisehir. The Istanbul terminus is currently new station at Pendik Train Station, 24 km (15 miles) southeast of Haydarpasa not far from Sabiha Gökcen Airport.
The Marmaray rail tunnel beneath the Bosphorus, opened late in 2013, takes you past Haydarpasa 1.3 km (8/10 mile) to Ayrılık Cesmesi, where you can board Metro trains to Asian Istanbul destinations.
Sehir Hatları and TurYol ferryboats from Eminönü cross the Bosphorus frequently to Kadıköy, only a 10 minutes walk from the station.