Irakleio station

The Iraklio (Greek: Σταθμός Ηρακλείου - Stathmos Irakleiou) is an Athens metro station in Irakleio, Attica, Athens, Greece. It is marked at the 19.246 km from the starting point in Piraeus station of Line 1.

Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Ηράκλειο
Iraklio
Irakleio-station.jpg
Station entrance
General information
Operated byAthens Metro
Line(s)Line 1
Platforms2
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened4 March 1957
Rebuilt2004
Services
Preceding station Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro Following station
Nea Ionia
towards Piraeus
Line 1 Eirini
towards Kifisia
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Nea Ionia   Lavrion Square-Strofyli railway   Marousi
  Athens-Lavrion Railway   Chalandri
  Athens-Lavrion Railway   Kalogreza

Initially, the station served the Athens–Lavrion Railway and Lavrion Square-Strofyli railway, ran by the Attica Railways. From 1929 the Lavrion branch was operated by Piraeus, Athens and Peloponnese Railways.[1] The station was closed in 1938 for Kifissia traffic but remained open for Lavrion trains until 1957/1962. At the same location, the present station of EIS[2] was opened on 4 March 1957, using the same name. It was the northernmost terminus of EIS until Kifissia station was reopened on 10 August 1958. The station has two passenger platforms and a reversing siding.

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ 130 Χρόνια Ηλεκτρικοί Σιδηρόδρομοι Αθηνών-Πειραιώς Α.Ε. (130 years of Athens-Piraeus electric railways S.A.). ISAP. 1999–2005. pp. 113–115. ISBN 960-86477-0-3.
  2. ^ EIS (Ellinikoi Ilektrikoi Sidirodromoi) was renamed ISAP (Ilektrikoi Sidirodromoi Athinon-Piraios) in 1975, after nationalization.

Coordinates: 38°02′46″N 23°45′58″E / 38.0462°N 23.7661°E / 38.0462; 23.7661