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Old May 23rd, 2010, 02:55 AM   #261
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Do you earn money by closing subway lines in NY? Could this ever happen?
Anyway, these extensions have already been payed and almost finished. Why should we stop constructing?
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:57 AM   #262
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Oh yes, they also should stop eating from know on...
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:19 AM   #263
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Do you earn money by closing subway lines in NY? Could this ever happen?
Anyway, these extensions have already been payed and almost finished. Why should we stop constructing?
Well NY isnt bankrupt, although we have our own financial issues...

I dunno, just thought that they should be cutting spending, thats all.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:23 AM   #264
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Now we need public transport more than before! The government thought that rising gasoline price to 1.50 euro/l would bring more money to the public treasury. The result was that fuel consumption fell by 28 %! Fuel stations are closing down one after another.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:03 PM   #265
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Isnt Greece supposed to be bankrupt? How do they even manage to keep constructing more lines? They should be cutting services and closing lines.
The situation in Greece is not that critical at all, it is much more exaggerated in the media. I mean there are many problems, but it is not that bad, Greece is far away from being bankrupt. The whole Euro crisis doesn't have to do anything with Greece.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #266
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The situation in Greece is not that critical at all, it is much more exaggerated in the media. I mean there are many problems, but it is not that bad, Greece is far away from being bankrupt. The whole Euro crisis doesn't have to do anything with Greece.
That's true. The crisis is global. We just had a "weaker" economy. I mean, come on guys. Euro cannot be threatened by 10 million people living at the end of European continent.

Anyway, we have already paid so much money for those extensions. Construction ending can't be a solution, especially at this stage of construction. I would propose more lines to be constructed. Metro is not a waste of money. It makes people's life much better.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 02:46 PM   #267
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The situation in Greece is not that critical at all, it is much more exaggerated in the media. I mean there are many problems, but it is not that bad, Greece is far away from being bankrupt. The whole Euro crisis doesn't have to do anything with Greece.
Stick to the facts. Greece is virtually bankrupt. It is kept solvent by huge emergency loans. There has nothing been exaggerated.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #268
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Stick to the facts. Greece is virtually bankrupt. It is kept solvent by huge emergency loans. There has nothing been exaggerated.
A lot of loans will be needed to keep the metro project afloat. In the worst case scenario we could see CLOSURES*!

*Unless they buy the 1967 tube stock to make demand ends meet.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #269
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A new stantions on Line 3 :



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Old May 30th, 2010, 03:18 AM   #270
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Reminds me of the Keramikos station and some others.

Why don't they try to design something more original? It's not bad, not at all, but I would like to see something new.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #271
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Three new works of art were added recently:

Halandri



Aghios Dimitrios



Monastiraki



I was soooo impressed by this picture, that I decided to use it as my avatar! The problem is that passengers do not look upwards, so they miss this masterpiece.

Now there are totally 30 works of contemporary art in lines 2 and 3 and a few dozens in line 1. The latter were added during the refurbishment in the years 2002-2004, but have not been sufficiently presented in this thread. Here are some of them:

Pefkakia







Nea Ionia



Marusi



Kato Patisia



Kifisia



Irini



Neo Faliro



Aghios Nikolaos



Attiki



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Old June 14th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #272
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Who built the rolling stock of Greek metro?
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Old June 15th, 2010, 01:55 AM   #273
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You like to hear it, right TheKorean? The second series of rolling stock is Korean-Japanese. The first one is German-French.

My favorite Athens' metro artwork is this, at Larisa Station:

Pretty interactive, don't you think?
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 04:01 PM   #274
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Today I passed through the new station of Holargos which is almost ready. The platforms were amazing! I couldn't take a shot cause the metro was moving fast The wall is red making a nice contrast with blue Holargos signs. Amazing!
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Old July 25th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #275
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Holargos Metro station inaugurated

The new Athens Metro station in the suburb of Holargos officially opened to the public on Friday, the 28th station in the constantly expanding metro network, while the 29th station at Aghia Paraskevi suburb is due to open in October.

The Holargos station, accessed from Messogion Avenue and at a depth of 22 meters under ground, will serve an estimated 20,000 commuters daily, making the route to downtown Athens Syntagma Square in just nine minutes.

A three-level underground parking station with a capacity of 630 cars also opened to the public on Friday at the nearby Nomismatokopeio station at the Athens Mint, also on Messogion Avenue.

A new metro line from Galatsi to Paradeisos, in Maroussi, the "U" line, will be tendered in early 2011, servicing areas without an adequate bus network.
can't wait for the photos!
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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #276
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Here they are, posted by Nastyathenian here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...180766&page=54

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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #277
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Posted by blsb at the same page:

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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #278
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posted by gm2263 here:

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As everybody residing in Athens probably knows by now, the new Holargos Metro Station on line 3, has been completed and became part of the Athens Metro Railway system much later than the latest publicly announced completion date (late 2009).

Architecturally speaking, the new station follows in the footsteps of the "Nomismatokopeio" and "Keramikos" stations with many shades of red (and yellow) covering its wall surfaces. Its highlights include an indoor footbridge ehat connects the two train platforms each one with directions to and from the center of Athens. Also, a probably small number of antiquities are displayed via a glass floor at one of the station's alls leading to the escalators to the surface, Direction from Athens to the Mesogeia area (thus the name of Messogeion avenue where the exit of the station is).

What follows are my pictures, all hosted in photobucket.

-Entrance and Details from Mesogeion Avenue direction Athens (next to the former "Sevastakis shoes factory, now accommodating an electronics store)





-Towards Mesogeion Avenue.

For the observant ones, the tall residential block is the 12-storey tower in Ventouri street, one of the few residentials (3 to be precise) exceeding the 10-floor mark in Holargos.




Inside the station:








-The train platforms with the indoor bridge being visible:




-From the foot bridge to the platforms:





-Escalators



-The Antiquities - Description as per the following sign:















Finally, according to the press announcements, the Aghia Paraskevi Station, the last incomplete remaining in line 3, is expected to be delivered some time in October 2010...
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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #279
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I hope they don't mind I quoted their posts here 2011 is gonna be the opening year for 8 new stations in Athens Metro
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Old July 27th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #280
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Great station...but my favorite one is Kerameikos by far!

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And some more art from Athen's stations:













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