Irakleio station

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Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Ηράκλειο
Station entrance
Operated by Athens Metro
Line(s) Athens Metro Line 1.svg
Platforms 2
Disabled access Yes
Opened 4 March 1957
Rebuilt 2004
Preceding station   Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro   Following station
towards Piraeus
Line 1
towards Kifisia
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Nea Ionia   Lavrion Square-Strofyli railway   Marousi
  Athens-Lavrion Railway   Chalandri

The Irakleio (Greek: Σταθμός Ηρακλείου - Stathmos Irakleiou) is an ISAP train station in Irakleio, Attica, Greece, a suburb to the north of Athens. It is marked at the 19,246 km from the starting point in Piraeus.

Initially the station served the Athens–Lavrion Railway and Lavrion Square-Strofyli railway, ran by the Attica Railways. From 1929 the Lavrion branch was operated by Piraeus, Athens and Peloponnese Railways.[1] The station was closed in 1938 for Kifissia traffic but remained open for Lavrion trains until 1957/1962. At the same location, the present station of EIS[2] was opened on March 4, 1957, using the same name. It was the northernmost terminus of EIS until Kifissia station was reopened on August 10, 1958. The station has two passenger platforms and a reversing siding.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ 130 Χρόνια Ηλεκτρικοί Σιδηρόδρομοι Αθηνών-Πειραιώς Α.Ε. (130 years of Athens-Piraeus electric railways). ISAP. 1999–2005. pp. 113–115. ISBN 960-86477-0-3. 
  2. ^ EIS (Ellinikoi Ilektrikoi Sidirodromoi) was renamed ISAP (Ilektrikoi Sidirodromoi Athinon-Piraios) in 1975, after nationalization.

Coordinates: 38°02′46″N 23°45′58″E / 38.0462°N 23.7661°E / 38.0462; 23.7661