Kiato railway station
Kiato railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Κιάτου, romanized: Sidirodromikos Stathmos Kiatou) is a railway station in Kiato in the northern Peloponnese, Greece. The station is located a kilometre west of the town, near the Greek National Road 8A (Patras–Corinth highway).
|Location||Sikionii 202 00|
|Line(s)||Athens Airport–Kiato railway|
|Structure type||At Grade|
|Opened||9 July 2007|
It opened on 9 July 2007 as the western terminus of the line from Athens Airport. Initially, the station served as an exchange point for passengers to Patras on the old meter gauge SPAP line to Patras, but all traffic was suspended indefinitely in December 2010 for cost reasons. The nearby old Kiato station was also closed.
Passengers for Patras have to change to bus services at Kiato. As of 2019[update] the station is served by one train per hour to Piraeus. Passengers directed to Athens International Airport have to change train at Kato Acharnes railway station. According to the Greek minister of Infrastructure Christos Spirtzis and the general secretary of Infrastructure and Transportation Thanos Vourdas, a train connection between Kiato and Aigio will be again operational before September 2019.
OSE bus at Kiato railway station
- Piraeus-Athens-Kiato train timetable
- "OSE - 2017 Network Statement Annexes".
- "Proastiakos Athens Timetable" (PDF). Proastiakos. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
- Article in Railwaypro.com with the title "Tests launched on Peloponnese northern rail section", April 19, 2019
- Railway services to the coastal town of Aigio are set to start in August 2019, Article in GDP Tourism and Industry News site
- Peloponnese railway line extended with new stops, Athens News Agency, 15/04/2019
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