Haydarpaşa Train Station is the old main train station of TCDD located in the Anatolian side of Istanbul, in the district of Kadıköy. It was built to be the starting station of the Baghdad Railway line and entered service in 1908. Today, TCDD hosts the 1st Regional Directorate. The station was closed to train services on June19, 2013. It was the starting point of the Istanbul-Haydarpaşa-Ankara railway when it was in service. All train lines belonging to the station were transferred to Pendik Train Station on July 24, 2014. Its construction started on May 30, 1906 during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II and it was put into service on August 19, 1908,. According to a rumor, the site where the building is located was named after Haydar Pasha, one of the pashas of Selim III. The construction of the building was carried out by a German company called Anadolu Baghdad. In addition, a breakwater was built in front of the station with the initiative of a German, and facilities were built for the function of loading and unloading the commercial goods of the wagons coming from or going to Anatolia. Due to the heavy fire on its roof on 28 November 2010, its roof collapsed and the 4th floor became unusable. Within the scope of Ankara – Istanbul YHD project, train services were suspended as of February 1, 2012, due to the railway works in the Istanbul-Eskişehir section. The station was completely closed to train services on June 19, 2013. Under the station, historical remains belonging to the ancient city of Khalkedon were found.
Haydarpaşa Train Station is located in Kadıköy district of Istanbul. It is in a very easy place in terms of transportation. You can reach the garage, which is located almost zero to the sea in Kadıköy, by city lines ferry from the European Side. After getting off at Kadıköy pier, you can walk to the station on the left for a few minutes. You can also get to Söğütlüçeşme station by metrobus and take buses or minibuses from there.