Acharnes Railway Center
Athens Airport–Kiato railway
|Opened||5 April 2011|
|SKA (1st phase, 2010)|
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.
The lines that converge in the junction are:
- The main Piraeus–Platy railway line from Piraeus and Athens Central (Larissa station) to Oinoi and Thessaloniki.
- The Athens Airport–Kiato railway line connecting Athens International Airport and East Attica with the Athens Metropolitan Area, Corinth and Kiato.
As of 2013[update] the station is served by one train per hour between the Airport and Kiato, three trains per hour between the Airport and Ano Liosia, and one train per hour between Piraeus and Chalcis.
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.