Katerini railway station

Katerini railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός σταθμός Κατερίνης, romanizedSidirodromikos stathmos Katerinis) is a railway station in Katerini, Central Macedonia, Greece. Located in a residential area, close to the city centre, it opened on 2 September 1916. It is served by trains between Athens and Thessaloniki and since 9 September 2007, it is served by the Suburban railway for Thessaloniki, Litochoro and Larissa.[4]

Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Κατερίνη
Katerini
OSE-Logo.svg
OSE MAN Katerini.jpg
DMU MAN OSE local service 1592 (from Larissa to Thessaloniki) approaching Katerini station, November 2011
LocationKaterini 601 00, Greece
Pieria
Greece
Coordinates40°16′07″N 22°31′53″E / 40.2686°N 22.5314°E / 40.2686; 22.5314Coordinates: 40°16′07″N 22°31′53″E / 40.2686°N 22.5314°E / 40.2686; 22.5314
Owned byGAIAOSE[1]
Line(s) Piraeus–Platy railway[2]
Platforms8 (2 disused)
Tracks6
Train operatorsTrainOSE
ConnectionsProastiakos icon (no text).svgProastiakos Thessaloniki Line Π1[2]
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Disabled accessAiga ticketpurchase inv.svg Aiga waitingroom inv.svg Aiga toilets inv.svg Aiga restaurant inv.svg Aiga parking inv.svg
Other information
Websitehttp://www.ose.gr/en/
History
Opened2 September 1916
Rebuilt9 September 2007
Electrified25 kV AC[3]
Services
Preceding station   Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Proastiakos   Following station
toward Thessaloniki
Line 1
toward Larissa
Preceding station   TrainOSE   Following station
toward Thessaloniki
Regional
toward Thessaloniki
Express
toward Kalambaka
toward Athens
InterCity
toward Thessaloniki
toward Athens
InterCity
toward Thessaloniki
Location
Katerini, Central Macedonia is located in Greece
Katerini, Central Macedonia
Katerini, Central Macedonia
Location within Greece

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 2 September 1916. In 1970 OSE became the legal successor to the SEK, taking over responsibilities for most of Greece's rail infrastructure. The station reopened on 9 September 2007 as part of upgrades to the line to allow Proastiakos services to access the line. 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 2015 a 15-year-old child was airlifted to hospital after being electrocuted at the station.[5] In 2017 OSE's passenger transport sector was privatised as TrainOSE, currently, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane[6] infrastructure, including stations, remained under the control of OSE.

FacilitiesEdit

The station is staffed, with a working ticket office (as of 2019) and has a restaurant on platform 1. The platforms are connected by subways, however the station is not equipped with lifts. The station is equipped with onsite parking.

ServicesEdit

The station is on the main line of the Greek railway system that connects Athens in the south with Thessaloniki in the North. As a result, the city is connected directly with Larissa and Thessaloniki via the Proastiakos[7] It is also connected with Athens and all the intermediate stations by Intercity train lines.

It is served by Local and Regional stopping services to Thessaloniki, Kalambaka and Palaiofarsalos and Intercity services. Since 2007, it has been served by Proastiakos Thessaloniki to Larissa and Thessaloniki. There are around 22 services[8] that call at the station daily.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.gaiaose.com/
  2. ^ a b "OSE - 2020 Network Statement Annexes".
  3. ^ "OSE - 2013 Network Statement".
  4. ^ "Katerini Station - Proastiakos (Suburban) & National Railway - GTP".
  5. ^ http://www.alexandriamou.gr/ta-en-dimo-en-oiko/τραυματισμός-ατόμου-από-ηλεκτροπληξία-στο-σιδηροδρομικού-σταθμό-λεπτοκαρυάς-πιερίας.html
  6. ^ "It's a new day for TRAINOSE as FS acquires the entirety of the company's shares". ypodomes.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  7. ^ TrainOSE timetables, Table 7A-7B Archived 2012-05-11 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Τρένα Λιτόχωρο - Θεσσαλονίκη: δρομολόγια, τιμές και εισιτήρια | Virail".

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