Acharnes Railway Center

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Σιδηροδρομικό Κέντρο Αχαρνών
Acharnes Railway Center
Attica 06-13 SKA train stop 01.jpg
Location Acharnes, Athens
Greece
Coordinates 38°03′59″N 23°44′12″E / 38.06639°N 23.73667°E / 38.06639; 23.73667Coordinates: 38°03′59″N 23°44′12″E / 38.06639°N 23.73667°E / 38.06639; 23.73667
Owned by OSE
Line(s) Piraeus–Platy railway,
Athens Airport–Kiato railway[1]
Platforms 3 Side
Tracks 4
Construction
Platform levels 2
Parking Yes
History
Opened 5 April 2011
Services
Preceding station   OSE-Logo.svg Proastiakos   Following station
towards Piraeus
Piraeus - Chalcis
towards Chalcis
towards Kiato
Kiato – Airport
towards Airport
Preceding station   TrainOSE   Following station
Terminus
TrainOSE
toward Thessaloniki
SKA (1st phase, 2010)
Work in progress at Acharnai Railway Center, while MLW diesel locomotive A-453 hauls southbound freight train 54507 over the existing Athens-Inoi line, 2008-02-01.
Work in progress at Acharnai Railway Center,
while MLW diesel locomotive A-453 hauls
southbound freight train 54507 over the
existing Athens-Inoi line, 2008-02-01.
Track gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Fm Athens
Lykotrypa
SKA
Ano Liosia
Acharnai
To Inoi

The Acharnes Railway Center (Greek: Σιδηροδρομικό Κέντρο Αχαρνών) or SKA is a two-level railway station in the north of the Athens Metropolitan Area in the municipality of Acharnes, where some important railway lines converge. It is a busy passenger interchange station, opened in April 2011.[2]

The lines that converge in the junction are:

As of 2013 the station is served by one train per hour between the Airport and Kiato, three trains per hour between the Airport and Ano Liosia,[3] and one train per hour between Piraeus and Chalcis.[4]

After completion of the new high-speed Corinth-Kiato-Patras line, it will also be possible to run direct services between northern Greece and Peloponese, at least down to Patras.

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