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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #321
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How's the Athens Metro doing these days (even in light of the economic crisis that Greece is in right now)?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #322
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10 & 11 Feb. 2012: No AMEL (L2 + L3) service. ISAP (L1) limited to 1000-1700.

Primary concern: escalating strikes.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #323
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We should not write about strikes in this thread. Strikes are temporary, Athens metro is eternal.

Meanwhile, the first one of the 17 third-generation train sets has arrived from Korea. In the pictures we can see a part of it:





http://athenstransport.com

Hopefully we' ll have all of them by next summer. Total cost: 155 mln euros.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #324
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very beautiful small metro
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Old April 4th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #325
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Now that the contract for the extension of line 3 to Piraeus was signed at last, I thought it would be interesting to present the areas that will be served by it.

First, a little information from the source:

http://www.ametro.gr/page/default.asp?la=2&id=383#

Numbers to remember:

Length: 7.6 km

Stations: 6

Cost: 660,000,000 EUROs

Scheduled completion year: 2017



And a pdf file in Greek:

http://www.ametro.gr/files/pdf/AM_Peiraias_s.pdf

Next, some Bing maps, completed by me with a blue arrow showing future station entrances.

Agia Varvara

A municipality with 26490 inhabitants, including many well-integrated Gypsies.



Korydallos

63550 inhabitants, well-know all over the country for its jail. Those awnings on the square hide tables and chairs of the numerous cafes. Too bad that their function will be disrupted for the years to come.



Nikea

A somewhat bigger municipality, with 105230 inhabitants. It is true that not all of them live near the station, but hopefully there will be some good bus connections!




The next 3 stations are within the municipality of Piraeus, 163910 inhabitants, featuring the busiest passenger port in Europe, with about 20 mln passengers per year.

Maniatika

Not being in a central area, this station will probably be the less useful one in this extension.



Piraeus

This area is well-known to tourists who arrive in Piraeus with metro line 1, in order to embark on ships for the islands. About 100m away from the historic building of metro 1 station there is a suburban railway station. The tram should also pass from Akti Poseidonos and a monorail is also planned within the port facilities, let alone buses and taxis. All these means of transport converging in such a narrow place will create a mess IMO. If I had planned metro line 3 I would NOT bore its tunnel through this area, but about 1 km away, at a safe distance from sea water.



Here is the station’s section:



Dimotiko Theatro

This will be the definite terminal station for line 3, right in the center of Piraeus. In the beginning, the line was supposed to turn right after Dimotiko Theatro towards Passalimani, but the subsoil proved to be inadequate. Then it was planned to turn left towards Evaggelistria, but the bishop objected, as this would disrupt his home for the elderly!

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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:16 AM   #326
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molto bella!!very beautiful!
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #327
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Is DSLR or point-and-shoot photography permitted on the Athens Metro?
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Old July 26th, 2012, 02:05 AM   #328
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Further to the latest map of the 8-line plan, Line 4 could be split so that more lines could serve the south and east of Imittos. Further, Line 8 could be made into a complete circle.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #329
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Is DSLR or point-and-shoot photography permitted on the Athens Metro?
Taking pictures in Athens Metro is forbidden but no one gives a funk if you do. I used my camera several times while waiting at a platform. A compact camera would be easier to hide though.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #330
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ISAP's latest stock is so different to our S8 Stock, plus they are entirely self-contained without the inter-car doors. Sadly, vandalism and graffiti is taking its toll on the fleet.

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ISAP 11th Order Stock 3146 Interior by Trowbridge Estate, on Flickr

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ISAP 11th Order Stock 3146 at Monastiraki by Trowbridge Estate, on Flickr
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Old July 31st, 2012, 11:12 AM   #331
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Collection of the 1st Generation Metro Stock:

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All images by Trowbridge Estate (CC-BY-NC, that's me!)

Like the A Stock in London, the expanding network may put these in danger of withdrawal in the next ten years or something like that.
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Old August 11th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #332
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This is what the Metro tickets look like today:
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While a majority of ISAP trains are in a poor condition, some have been cleaned where money is available, such as this 8th Order Stock motor car:
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The 8th Order Stock is the oldest fleet for the whole metro system.

Line Γ1 - Petralona Station
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Old August 12th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #333
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I don't think the cars are in bad condition. Or do you mean the graffiti outside?
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Old August 13th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #334
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I meant the outside in most cases. However, in London, if one of the windows is cracked then it's straight back to the depot.

Line Γ3/Proastiakos Kiato line - Paiania–Kantza
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:05 PM   #335
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I've recently done a lot of upgrades to the wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens_Metro, but I nearly forgot what the next station and security announcements were in both Greek and English.

Also, the website has changed to stasy.gr and a lot of useful info is now hard to cite.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:18 PM   #336
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I meant the outside in most cases. However, in London, if one of the windows is cracked then it's straight back to the depot.

Line Γ3/Proastiakos Kiato line - Paiania–Kantza
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In this picture, does this mean the Airport station has one track raise to ensure the low floor suburban stock can have low floor access?
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:22 PM   #337
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Just for Airport station, the platforms are entirely dedicated to either one mode or another.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #338
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Dear forumers,

At http://goo.gl/maps/fDqDZ (Google Maps), I noticed a railway link that is under construction for a long time. South of Leoforos Schistou Skaramagka, where will it go?

Thanks!
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Old January 12th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #339
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http://translate.google.com/translat...g%3Del&act=url



Actually, that line does not belong in this thread, as it will only be used by freight trains! It is really a pity that passengers won't be able to enjoy that spectacular route (about 8 kms of tunnels).
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Old March 25th, 2013, 09:16 AM   #340
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Update:

Line 2 Extension to Anthoupoli will open April 2013
Line 2 Extension to Elliniko will open July 2013
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