Melissiatika railway station

Melissiatika railway station (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικός Σταθμός Μελισσιατίκων, romanizedSidirodromikos Stathmos Melissiatika) is a suburban railway station in Volos in Thessaly, Greece. The station opened in 1960, thus is the only station on the Larissa-Volos railway built after the opening of the line and the Thessaly Railways was absorbed by the Hellenic State Railways. It is served by local trains between Larissa and Volos.

Μελισσιατίκων
Melissiatika
General information
LocationNea Ionia 385 00, Volos, Greece
Magnesia
Greece
Coordinates39°23′12″N 22°54′44″E / 39.3867°N 22.9121°E / 39.3867; 22.9121Coordinates: 39°23′12″N 22°54′44″E / 39.3867°N 22.9121°E / 39.3867; 22.9121
Owned byOSE
Line(s)Larissa-Volos railway[1]
Platforms1
Tracks1
Train operatorsTrainOSE
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessAiga waitingroom inv.svg
Other information
Websitehttp://www.ose.gr/en/
History
Opened1960
ElectrifiedNo
Location
Melissiatika, Thessaly is located in Greece
Melissiatika, Thessaly
Melissiatika, Thessaly
Location within Greece

HistoryEdit

The station opened in 1960, on the Larissa-Volos railway by the Thessaly Railways. In 1970 OSE became the legal successor to the SEK, taking over responsibilities for most of Greece's rail infrastructure.

In 2001 the infrastructure element of OSE was created, known as GAIAOSE, it would henceforth be responsible for the maintenance, of stations, bridges and other elements of the network, as well as the leasing and the sale of railway assists.[2] In 2005, TrainOSE was created as a brand within OSE to concentrate on rail services and passenger interface.

In 2009, with the Greek debt crisis unfolding OSE's Management was forced to reduce services across the network. Timetables were cut back and routes closed, as the government-run entity attempted to reduce overheads. In 2017 OSE's passenger transport sector was privatised as TrainOSE, currently, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane[3] infrastructure, including stations, remained under the control of OSE.

FacilitiesEdit

The station is little more than a halt, with a single platform and brick shelter with a ticket office (closed). There are no facilities at the station, apart from 2 benches and a (doorless) shelter.

ServicesEdit

The station was served by direct lines to the rest of Greece, via Larissa and is directly linked with Athens once per day, with Thessaloniki twice per day, and with Larissa 15 times a day. As of 2020, passenger service has been suspended.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OSE - 2017 Network Statement Annexes".
  2. ^ https://www.gaiaose.com/
  3. ^ "It's a new day for TRAINOSE as FS acquires the entirety of the company's shares". ypodomes.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.