Athens Metro Information
Athens Metro serves the people of Greece and the first section of the metro was opened to the public in 1869. Athens metro is a part of East Attica and the operation of Athens metro is similar to that of the London underground network. The rapid transit system also gets connected to the Athens suburban railway and the Athens tram system. Athens metro is 135 km long and has 45 stations. Recently, 12 more stations started operations and by 2012, 16, more stations will be operational. The Athens metro system is clean and safe, and it will take you to the destination faster. The metro was electrified in 1904 and line 2, and line 3 were constructed underground. Five metro stations are constructed in the center of ancient Athens. Athens metro is used by 1,353,000 passengers daily.
Athens Metro Line
Athens metro has three lines opened to the public and the rest five lines are only proposed. Line 2 and 3 are further extended, and some extended lines are still under construction. The lines can be recognized by their color.
- Athens Metro Line 1 – The green line was opened to the public in 1869, and the route is 25.6 km long. The metro train operates between Piraeus and Kifisia. The green line serves 24 stations in total and the latest station Nerantziotissa on 2004. Line 1 runs over the ground.
- Athens Metro Line 2 – the red line was opened to the public in 2000, and the metro train runs through the route Anthoupoli towards Elliniko. The length of this line is 16.4km and line2 serves 20 stations.
- Athens Metro Line 3 – The, blue line was opened to the public in 2000, and the metro train runs through the route Egaleo towards Doukissis Plakentias. Line 3 serves 20 stations and the length of the route is 37.6km.
Athens Metro Proposed Lines
- Athens Metro Line 4 is the proposed orange colored line, and the metro train is planned to run through the route between Petroupoli and Ethniki Odos. Line 4 will be serving 29 stations and the length of the route would be 33.0km.
- Athens Metro Line 5 or blue line is a proposed line where the metro train will run between Fyli and Nea Elvetia.
- Athens Metro Line 6 is the proposed pink colored metro line that will be doing service between Amalia Fleming and Vryoni/ Perama.
- Athens Metro Line 7 is the yellow colored proposed metro line which is planning to do service between Chaidari and Poseidonos.
- Athens Metro Line 8 is the proposed brown line and the service route is not yet decided.
Athens Metro Map
Athens Metro Hours
Athens Metro opens 5.30 am in the morning and all the metro line to provide services to passengers until midnight. Every Friday and Saturday night line 2 and 3 runs until 2.30 am. During rush hours metro is available at an interval of 3 minutes time and the rest of the day passengers will get metro at an interval of 10 minutes.
Athens Metro Fare, Ticket and Card
The Athens Metro one way ticket will cost €1.00 and passengers can use this ticket for 90 minutes on all city transport after its first validation. Discounted tickets are available for young people up to 18 years old and for elderly people who are above 65 and they have to pay the discounted rate of €0.70 and 0.40. If metro riders take a large family pass, they will also get tickets on reduced rate. Children up to age 6 years and disable people can have a free ride on Athens metro. Metro ticket for a week will cost you €10.
Athens Metro Parking
Park and ride facilities are available for metro riders in three stations Sygrou-Fix, Halandri and Nomismatokopio at relatively low cost. They offer metro passengers open air and underground parking facility on a 24 hour basis. They discourage long term parking and metro riders has to pay parking fees per hour.
Athens Metro Rules and Tips
In Athens all the metro stations are fully accessible to disabled people as they have elevators at every level and platform. The metro train cars are clean, smooth, air conditioned and Metro riders can enjoy music in each station. Passengers are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke in metro trains and in the station. The seats next to the door are reserved for senior citizen and disabled people.
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