Irakleio railway station

Irakleio railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Ηρακλείου, romanizedSidirodromikós Stathmós Iraklíou) is a station on the Piraeus–Platy railway line, located on the borders of the municipalities of Vrilissia, Maroussi, and Chalandri[4] Greece. It was first opened on 30 July 2004 and is located in the median strip of Motorway 6, at the interchange of Pentelis Avenue, at the intersection of which with the railway line SKA - Athens International Airport has been built. Prior to its construction, it was referred to as "Ano Iraklio" station.

Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Ηράκλειο
Iraklio
General information
LocationIrakleio, 141 22, North Athens
Coordinates38°03′26″N 23°46′17″E / 38.057227°N 23.771267°E / 38.057227; 23.771267Coordinates: 38°03′26″N 23°46′17″E / 38.057227°N 23.771267°E / 38.057227; 23.771267
Owned byGAIAOSE[1]
Line(s)Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Athens Airport–Patras railway[2]
Platforms2
Tracks3
Construction
Platform levels2
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessAiga ticketpurchase inv.svg Aiga waitingroom inv.svg Aiga toilets inv.svg Aiga escalator inv.svg Aiga elevator inv.svg Aiga coffeeshop inv.svg Aiga restaurant inv.svg Aiga parking inv.svg Aiga bus inv.svg
Other information
StatusStaffed
History
Opened30 July 2004
Electrified25 kV AC, 50 Hz (2016)[3]
Services
Preceding station   Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Proastiakos   Following station
towards Piraeus
Line 1
towards Airport
towards Ano Liosia
Line 4
Location
Irakleio is located in Greece
Irakleio
Irakleio
Location within Greece
Line structure

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 30 July 2004. The current station should not be confused with the old Iraklio railway station, on the Piraeus, Athens and Peloponnese Railway, which was located to the south of the current station, or to Irakleio station of the Athens metro, which is located in the old station site. In 2008, all Proastiakos services 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. Services from Athens Airport & Athens were cut back, with some ticket offices closing, reducing the reliability of services, and passenger numbers. 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.

FacilitiesEdit

The station has a ticket office and cafe. At platform level, the station is equipped with Dot-matrix display departure and arrival screens on the platforms for passenger information, seating, and information boards, with access to the platforms via life or escalator. Outside the station, there is a bus stop where the local 500, 460, 640 & A8 call. Parking is also available at the station.

ServicesEdit

The station is served the following lines of the Athens Proastiakos[6] or suburban railway:

Line 1[7] Piraeus - Airport[8] with 1 tph.[9] (transfer to Regional, Express & InterCity services at Athens).[10]

Line 4[11] Ano Liosia - Airport[12] with 1 tph.[9] (transfer to Regional, Express & InterCity services at SKA).

Station layoutEdit

L
Ground/Concourse
Customer service Tickets/Exits
Level
Ε1
Platform 1 Π1   towards Piraeus/Π4   towards Aigio (Metamorfosi)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Π1/Π4   towards Airport (Nerantziotissa)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.gaiaose.com/
  2. ^ "OSE - 2017 Network Statement Annexes".
  3. ^ "Μέχρι τους Αγίους Αναργύρους η ηλεκτροκίνηση στον Προαστιακό". March 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "Μεταφορές".
  5. ^ "It's a new day for TRAINOSE as FS acquires the entirety of the company's shares". ypodomes.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Athens Suburban Railway". Athens: TrainOSE. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Ο προαστιακός έπιασε... Χαλκίδα". Τα Νέα. Αθήνα. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  8. ^ Proastiakos timetable 2020
  9. ^ a b Timetable Piraeus - Airport and Ano Liosia - Airport, TrainOSE, accessed 23 June 2020.
  10. ^ https://www.trainose.gr/επιβατικό-έργο/προαστιακός-σιδηρόδρομος/προαστιακός-αθηνών/
  11. ^ "Ο προαστιακός έπιασε... Χαλκίδα". Τα Νέα. Αθήνα. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Στους Αγίους Αναργύρους θα τερματίζουν τα δρομολόγια του Προαστιακού από Χαλκίδα". October 21, 2019.

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