Kiato railway station

Kiato railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Κιάτου, romanizedSidirodromikós Stathmós Kiátou) is a train station in Kiato in the northern Peloponnese, Greece. The station is located a kilometre west of the town, near the A8 motorway between Athens and Patras.

Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Κιάτο
Kiato
Kiato suburban railway station 3.JPG
LocationKiato
Corinthia
Greece
Coordinates38°00′33″N 22°44′19″E / 38.0092°N 22.7387°E / 38.0092; 22.7387Coordinates: 38°00′33″N 22°44′19″E / 38.0092°N 22.7387°E / 38.0092; 22.7387
Owned byOSE
Line(s)Athens Airport–Patras railway
Platforms2
Tracks4
Train operatorsTrainOSE
Construction
Structure typeAt Grade
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Disabled accessAiga waitingroom inv.svg
History
Opened9 July 2007
Electrified25 kV AC, 50 Hz
Services
Preceding station   Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Proastiakos   Following station
towards Piraeus
Line 2Terminus
towards Aigio
Line 5
towards Airport
Line 5
towards Athens
Line 5
towards Athens
Line 5Terminus
Location
Kiato is located in Greece
Kiato
Kiato
Location within Greece

It opened on 9 July 2007 as the western terminus of the new standard-gauge line from Athens Airport. Initially, the station served as an exchange point for passengers to Patras on the old metre-gauge line from Piraeus, but all regional services on the metre-gauge lines of the Peloponnese were suspended indefinitely in December 2010 for cost reasons.[1] The old Kiato–Sikyona railway station [el] nearby was also closed.

As of 2020, the station is served by Line 2 of Proastiakos Athens, with eighteen hourly trains per day to and from Athens, seventeen trains per day to and from Piraeus and one to and from Athens Central Railway Station.[2] Since the inauguration of the section between Kiato and Aigio on 22 June 2020, the station is also served by Line 5 of Proastiakos Athens, with another train per day to and from Athens, three trains per day to and from Athens Airport and six trains per day to and from Aigio.[3] Pending the electrification of the Kiato–Aigio section, passengers must change between electric and diesel trains at Kiato. Those travelling to and from the airport may also take lines 1 and 2, changing trains at Kato Acharnai. Pending the completion of the Athens Airport–Patras railway, passengers travelling to and from Patras may use the TrainOSE bus lines which connect the city with Kiato, Diakopto and Aigio stations.[4] Diakopto is also the terminus of the unique rack railway to Kalavryta.

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  1. ^ "ΤΡΑΙΝΟΣΕ: Διακοπή δρομολογίων και αύξηση κομίστρων | naftemporiki.gr". Naftemporiki (in Greek). Athens. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Itineraries Piraeus - Kiato - Piraeus" (PDF). TrainOSE. 4 May 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Itineraries Aigio-Airport-Athens-Piraeus" (PDF). TrainOSE. 22 June 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Itineraries (Buses) Kiato-Aigio-Patras" (PDF). Athens: TrainOSE. 20 July 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.