According to the written statement made by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the restoration works carried out by the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) at the Historical Haydarpaşa Station are continuing under the auspices of the Ministry.
Minister Uraloğlu examined the restoration works carried out at the historical Haydarpaşa Train Station and the Archeopark area in the region on site and received information from the authorities.
Uraloğlu pointed out that the roof restoration of the historical station, which is the first stage where the most damage was experienced, was completed in 3 years by being restored in accordance with its original form.
Underlining that the interior restoration damaged in the fire was completely built in accordance with the original, Uraloğlu stated that the plaster repair and paint types of the passenger waiting room on the ground floor, which was destroyed by the fire, were carried out in accordance with the original.
Uraloğlu pointed out that with the meticulous work done in order not to damage the historical texture, all kinds of residues formed on the walls were cleaned and the surface was strengthened with micro injection. Minister Uraloğlu stated the following regarding the other studies:
“Establishment of a workshop for the exterior stained glass damaged by the fire, and inspection and surveillance. under It was repaired and assembled very carefully and was temporarily protected. The watch, which is the symbol of the historical Haydarpaşa Station and whose engine and other mechanisms were damaged in the fire, was also repaired and replaced. The damaged exterior stones were removed from the Osmaneli district of Bilecik and sent to the laboratory. When it was determined that the Haydarpaşa Train Station was perfectly compatible with the exterior stones, the stones were provided with the quarry opened there. In this context, the second phase works continue. While the repair work of the exterior stones continues, the floor coverings in the passenger waiting room were renewed in accordance with the original. Silhouette lighting works continue. The historical Haydarpaşa Train Station, which was badly damaged in the fire in 2010, will be fully ready and put into service in 2024.
Uraloğlu also examined the studies carried out in the Archeopark area, which sheds light on the history of Istanbul, and emphasized that he believes the region will be a center of attraction for local and foreign tourists.