Agios Panteleimonas railway station

Agios railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός σταθμός Άγιος, romanizedSidirodromikós stathmós Agios) or Agios Panteleimonas (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Άγιος Παντελεήμονα, romanizedSidirodromikós stathmós Agios Panteleimonas) is the railway station of Agios Panteleimonas in West Macedonia, Greece. The station is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west the center of the settlement, on the Thessaloniki–Bitola railway, 152.2 kilometres (94.6 mi) from Thessaloniki, and is severed by both Local and Proastiakos Services.

Άγιος Παντελεήμονας
Agios Panteleimonas
Agios railway station building, April 2009
General information
Location582 00, Edessa
Florina (regional unit)
Coordinates40°48′35″N 21°58′52″E / 40.80980°N 21.98099°E / 40.80980; 21.98099
Elevation82.00 metres (269.03 ft)
Owned byGAIAOSE[1]
Line(s)Thessaloniki–Bitola railway[2]
Distance152.2 kilometres (94.6 mi) from Thessaloniki
Platforms3 (1 disused)
Tracks3 (1 disused)
Train operatorsHellenic Train
ConnectionsProastiakos ThessalonikiProastiakos Thessaloniki Line Π2[2]
Structure typeat-grade
Platform levels1
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Previous names(before 1926) Pateli[3]
Original companySociété du Chemin de Fer ottoman Salonique-Monastir
Preceding station Proastiakos Following station
towards Thessaloniki
Line 2 Amyntaio
towards Florina
Preceding station Hellenic Train Following station
towards Thessaloniki
Line 2 Amyntaio
towards Florina
Agios Panteleimonas is located in Greece
Agios Panteleimonas
Agios Panteleimonas
Location within Greece



Opened in June 1894 as Pateli railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός σταθμός Πάτελι, romanizedSidirodromikós stathmós Pateli)[3] in what was then the Ottoman Empire at the completion of the Société du Chemin de Fer ottoman Salonique-Monastir, a branchline of the Chemins de fer Orientaux from Thessaloniki to Bitola. During this period, Northern Greece and the southern Balkans where still under Ottoman rule, and Skydras was known as Vertekop. Skydra was annexed by Greece on 18 October 1912 during the First Balkan War. The station building was built in 1916 following a decision of the French headquarters in Thessaloniki, with Serbian soldiers worked on the construction of the building. In May 1918, the station was bombed by the German air force. On 17 October 1925 The Greek government purchased the Greek sections of the former Salonica Monastir railway,[4] and the railway became part of the Hellenic State Railways, with the remaining section north of Florina seeded to Yugoslavia. In 1926 the station, along with the settlement, was renamed Agios Panteleimonas.[3]

Since 2007, the station is served by the Proastiakos Thessaloniki services to New Railway Station. In 2008, all Proastiakos were transferred from OSE to TrainOSE. In 2009, with the Greek debt crisis unfolding OSE's Management was forced to reduce services across the network. Timetables were cutback, and routes closed as the government-run entity attempted to reduce overheads. In August 2013, Proastiakos services where extended to Florina. In 2017 OSE's passenger transport sector was privatised as TrainOSE, currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane[5] infrastructure, including stations, remained under the control of OSE. In July 2022, the station began being served by Hellenic Train, the rebranded TranOSE.[6]



The station is still housed in the original 19th-century brick-built station building; however, as of (2020) the station is unstaffed, with no staffed booking office at peek timesit and rundown. However, there are waiting rooms. The platforms have no shelters or seating, but seeing is located under the canapy, as well as a public payphone. The station signage advertised toilets, but these are now closedThere are no Dot-matrix display departure and arrival screens or timetable poster boards on the platforms. The station, however, has a buffet called ΤΑΒΕΡΝΑ ΣΤΑΘΜΟΣ ΑΓΡΑ located in an adjoining building. There is room for Parking in the forecourt, but not designated parking.[citation needed]



As of 2023, the station is served on a daily basis by six Regional trains between Thessaloniki and Florina.[7] There are no Services to Bitola as the short international connection is now disused, with all international traffic being routed via Idomeni and Gevgelija.

Currently there is a rail-replacement bus between Florina and Edessa.[8]

Station Layout

Customer service Tickets/Exits
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Disused
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2a Π2   towards Florina (Amyntaeo)
Platform 2b Π2   towards Thessaloniki (Arnissa)

See also


Further reading

  • Gounaris, Basil C. (1993). Steam over Macedonia, 1870-1912. East European Monographs. ISBN 978-0880332774.


  1. ^ "Home".
  2. ^ a b "OSE - 2017 Network Statement Annexes".
  3. ^ a b c "Name Changes of Settlements in Greece: Pateli – Agios Panteleimon". Pandektis. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  4. ^ Le Journal des finances, 15 janvier 1926 (in French)
  5. ^ "It's a new day for TRAINOSE as FS acquires the entirety of the company's shares". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  6. ^ Newsroom. "TrainOSE renamed Hellenic Train, eyes expansion |". Retrieved 24 February 2023.
  7. ^ "2014/15 schedule Thessaloniki–Edessa–Florina" (PDF). TrainOSE. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Important information". hellenictrain. Retrieved 15 March 2024.