Kiato railway station

Kiato railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Κιάτου, romanizedSidirodromikos 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 (PatrasCorinth highway).

Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Κιάτο
Kiato
Kiato suburban railway station 3.JPG
LocationSikionii 202 00
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)Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Athens Airport–Kiato railway[1]
Platforms2
Tracks4
Train operatorsTrainOSE
Construction
Structure typeAt Grade
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Disabled accessAiga waitingroom inv.svg
Other information
Websitehttp://www.ose.gr/en/
History
Opened9 July 2007
Electrified25kV AC[2]
Services
Preceding station   Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Proastiakos   Following station
towards Piraeus
Piraeus – KiatoTerminus
Location
Kiato is located in Greece
Kiato
Kiato
Location within Greece

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 the station is served by one train per hour to Piraeus.[3] 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.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Piraeus-Athens-Kiato train timetable
  2. ^ "OSE - 2017 Network Statement Annexes".
  3. ^ "Proastiakos Athens Timetable" (PDF). Proastiakos. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  4. ^ Article in Railwaypro.com with the title "Tests launched on Peloponnese northern rail section", April 19, 2019
  5. ^ Railway services to the coastal town of Aigio are set to start in August 2019, Article in GDP Tourism and Industry News site
  6. ^ Peloponnese railway line extended with new stops, Athens News Agency, 15/04/2019