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Old March 27th, 2013, 02:48 AM   #341
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Peristeri and Anthoupoli metro stations to open in April

A long-delayed extension of the Athens metro’s line 2 is virtually complete with two new stations – Peristeri and Anthoupoli – due to open early next month on Line 2, which currently terminates at Aghios Antonios in the capital’s northwest.

Some 75,000 commuters are expected to use the new stations daily, with the journey to central Syntagma Square estimated to take just 11 minutes.

Works on the 1.5-kilometer extension from Aghios Antonios to Anthoupoli started in September 2006 but their progress was hampered by practical problems.

The spot originally chosen for the Anthoupoli station, opposite the Aghios Ierotheos soccer stadium, turned out to be inappropriate due to the infirmity of the ground, obliging contractors to choose another site a few blocks away.

Infirm foundations also posed a problem in the construction of Peristeri station, according to the head engineer overseeing the project, Costas Kondylis, who said the proximity of a local church also created difficulties.

“We had to check the impact of our work on the surface two or three times a day,” Kondylis said.

On the Anthoupoli site, the main problem was the lack of space.

“It was so cramped that the tunnel-boring machines were scraping against the balconies of adjacent apartment blocks when they were being positioned,” the senior engineer said.

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Two New Metro Stations To Open Next Month, More To Follow
4 March 2013

The two new metro stations of Peristeri and Anthoupoli on the western extension of line 2 (red line) in Athens will open and begin serving passengers in early April, it was recently announced.

Also, the four new stations on Vouliagmenis Avenue, Ilioupoli, Alimos, Argyroupoli and Elliniko on the southern extension of line two are expected to be running as of this July. The Haidari station on line 3 (blue line) should open by September.

Once all seven new stations are running they are expected to serve 160,000 new commuters and reduce the number of cars on the roads of Athens by 30,000 each day, reducing CO2 emissions by 130 tonnes and bringing in 65 million euros in revenues.

In addition to the above seven stations, further metro extensions of line 3 are planned on the Haidari-Piraeus section, with new stations in Agia Varvara, Korydallos, Nikaia, Maniatika, Piraeus and the Municipal Theater. The stations should be complete by 2017.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #343
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Φρέσκιες φωτογραφίες από τους σταθμούς Περιστέρι και Ανθούπολη που θα παραδοθούν σε κάνα μήνα:



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http://www.iefimerida.gr/sites/defau...thoupole_2.jpg



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Autsch... compare this to run down station among major German cities. it hurts to be a german taxpayer.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #348
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I am sure new German stations also look nice. Come on, these new stations in Athens have been closed for more than 2 years since they were finished because of a problem with Siemens and the security systems, construction started in 2006.
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But are there that much new Stations throughout Germany? Building of infrastructure almost stopped in every German city.
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Building of infrastructure almost stopped in every German city.
Almost doesn't count. There are new stations and new lines under construction in Hamburg and Berlin, a new tram tunnel being built in Cologne, a cross-city tunnel being built in Leipzig and a massive project in Stuttgart called Stuttgart 21. Berlin especially is awash in construction.
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Almost doesn't count. There are new stations and new lines under construction in Hamburg and Berlin, a new tram tunnel being built in Cologne, a cross-city tunnel being built in Leipzig and a massive project in Stuttgart called Stuttgart 21. Berlin especially is awash in construction.
That is all for a country of 82 million said to be one of the most richest on this planet?
Look at rapid transit of Hamburg. It is ridiculous in respect to the size of the city. Major large cities like Frankfurt or Cologne still do only operate a street car system but no subway. In Munich they are not able to finance a bypass of the collapsing suburban metro. Berlin can not afford new trains.

Regarding their sizes and their economic situation Spain, Portugal or even Greece do havea much better infrastructure than Germany.
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Regarding their sizes and their economic situation Spain, Portugal or even Greece do havea much better infrastructure than Germany.
Maybe they're in their situation BECAUSE of their lavish projects
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That is all for a country of 82 million said to be one of the most richest on this planet?
Look at rapid transit of Hamburg. It is ridiculous in respect to the size of the city. Major large cities like Frankfurt or Cologne still do only operate a street car system but no subway. In Munich they are not able to finance a bypass of the collapsing suburban metro. Berlin can not afford new trains.
I've traveled a fair bit around Germany and "poor" is not something that often came in my mind when thinking about their public transport infrastructure

Seriously it's like comparing the level of recent construction activity of Spanish (or Chinese) and German motorway systems and then concluding that the former is much better merely because more has been built recently. In terms of infrastructure Germany is among the most mature countries in the world. Most of what is really needed has been built long time ago and there is a limited demand for brand new systems. Of course no country can afford to stay completely static therefore the construction activity is not completely zero.
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That is all for a country of 82 million said to be one of the most richest on this planet?
Look at rapid transit of Hamburg. It is ridiculous in respect to the size of the city.
What's your problem????
There are 178 metro stations in Hamburg (U,S,A nets inside HVV), a city of 1.8 mil. residents, which makes 1 station per 10.000 people.
Compare it with other big cities.

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http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/21/eur...ongestion.html
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Αn unusual event in Piraeus metro station:



And a documentary (in English) about Athens Metro:

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What's your problem????
There are 178 metro stations in Hamburg (U,S,A nets inside HVV), a city of 1.8 mil. residents, which makes 1 station per 10.000 people.
Compare it with other big cities.
Oh, yes! Munich has 248 stations (U, S) for 2.8 million people. So much more than Hamburg's 178 station serving somewhat 3.2 million people.
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It's never enough for these people, used to invade, now just complain. I wonder when they'll pay off the Marshall Plan that funded the Munich U-Bahn in the first place?
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It's never enough for these people, used to invade, now just complain. I wonder when they'll pay off the Marshall Plan that funded the Munich U-Bahn in the first place?
Get some education first before spreading nonsense.

Marshall fundings ended 1952. Munich subway opened 20 years later. Per capita Greece (376 million $ on 7.5 million people) received about twice the money that Germany (1448 million $ on 51 million people) got. Population data is for 1952. Marshall fundings are cumulative.

Btw the very most money France (2800 million $) plus Britain (3400 million $) received. So i do not see any correlation between Marshall fundings and economic success.

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