Buca Railway Station is the last station of the first branch (side) line of the Izmir-Aydın Railway Line, the construction of which was completed in 1866 and was built with a privilege received from the Ottoman Empire by British merchants.
The construction of the railway with a length of approximately 2.5-3 km (5 thousand turkish yard) between Şirinyer (Paradiso/Kızılçullu) Train Station and Buca was completed in 1872.
In parallel with the increase of the foreign population in Izmir with the construction of the Izmir-Aydın Railway Line, Buca has also become one of the most preferred settlements of wealthy Levantine families in the Izmir region.
Most of the places where the Şirinyer-Buca Railway Line, built under the leadership of the Levantine British investor Rees, passed, were fields, vineyards, gardens and threshing areas. In addition to being an heavenly place in Buca’s rapid development, the most important development that enabled it to leave its village (cottage) identity and turn into a cosmopolitan suburb was the extension of the railway line from Şirinyer to Buca.
The Levantine families, mainly the British, who established settlements close to the living standards in their countries, were the pioneers of this development in Buca. The British Levantines, who established a life in Buca, where they could live comfortably away from the dangers such as epidemics and fire brought by the narrow streets and jammed settlement plan in the city center of Izmir, could easily go from their workplaces in Alsancak to their homes in Buca, thanks to the railway line.
Buca Train Station structure, located at the end of this railway line that leaves Şirinyer Station and extends to the settlements inside Buca, was almost adjacent to the corner where the parks of three mansions formed a square and was in a rose garden like a private mansion.
The Şirinyer-Buca Railway Line and the Historical Buca Train Station building became inactive when Turkey’s largest urban suburban line İZBAN, which connects the north and south of İzmir, came into service in 2006.
The main difference of Buca Train Station from Şirinyer Station is that the station is not an intermediate station, but the station at the end of the line. The station is located at the entrance of Dokuz Eylül University Buca Education Faculty.
There was a position application on the trains running to Buca. The trains on this line used to have scheduled flights with the modern clock application, and the trains operated on a single line. In addition, since the trains can reach a maximum speed of 40 km per hour, it would take 40-45 minutes to climb to Buca, and the return route would take 20-25 minutes since it was a descent.
The greatest influence on the socialization of Buca belongs to the famous 5.18 train, which departs from Alsancak station at 17.18. The last train service from Buca Railway Station to Basmane was made in 2006 at 18:34. Since then, no trains have stopped at this historical station to this day.
Where is Buca Train Station? 📍
How to get to Buca Train Station? 🚖
🚌 Bus: It can be reached to historical Buca Train Station after a 2-minute walk by getting off at the Dokuz Eylül Faculty of Education bus stop numbered 40036 with ESHOT buses numbered 104,304,470,476,490,515,676,805 and 940. Train Station is located next to Ali Reza Ertan Park.