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Karaagac Train Station, Edirne

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
The Karaağaç Railway Station or before 1971 Edirne Railway Station was the name of the former railway station in Edirne, located 4km south-west of the city. Currently, it houses Trakya University's Faculty of Fine Arts.
In 1868, the Compagnie des Chemins de Fer Orientaux (CO), Orient Railway Company, received a concession to build a railway to Vienna, Austria via Edirne. In 1871, the line reached Edirne but in order to avoid building a bridge across the Maritsa River, the station was built in Karaağaç. Edirne was always a favored city in the Ottoman Empire, and famous for its grand architecture, so in 1890 the station was built that stands today. After the Turkish Independence War, and the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne, the Turkish-Greek border was on the Maritsa River except the Karaağaç section that remained in Turkish territory.
The line was used by the Greek State Railways (OSE) until 1971 when the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) built a line from Pehlivanköy through the city of Edirne to the Bulgarian border, and OSE built a short cut-off between Marasia and Nea Vyssa to avoid Turkish territory near Edirne. This resulted in the abandonment of the station in 1971.
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  • This train station now part of the Edirne University but still interesting place to visit, there is an old locomotive that makes a perfect backdrop for your pictures, quiet (on weekdays) town nearby.....  more »
  • This place as all the area is right after the borders and skiping a little bit the bad and many roads around which you can be lost is something amazing. A large area inside trees and green, small...  more »
  • Has been turned to Trakya (Fine Arts) University. You can find several museums within the campus, as well. There's also a steam engine train you can visit. You can also enjoy the cafe.
  • This place is one of the places must be visited in the far west of Turkey. The old train station and the oldest train. Really nice place in the great nature, too many restaurants and coffee shops around there, friendly people, in addition of the faculty of arts. It al so contains a museum for the most famous architecture Mimar Sinan.
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