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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:38 AM   #361
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THIS... IS... ATHENS, NOT GERMANY!

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Monastiraki (Line 3) Station by Trowbridge Estate, on Flickr
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Old March 31st, 2013, 01:01 PM   #362
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Guys, can we stop this country vs country thing? Back to topic please : )
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Old March 31st, 2013, 01:06 PM   #363
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Platforms level of Monastiraki station is nothing special. It has some good elements, as the excavation in level -1 and the artwork of Leda Papakonstantinou in the ceiling of ground level, but the platform level is nothing special, very neutral.

Monastiraki station:
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Some art in Athens' metro stations:

Syntagma:
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Omonia:
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Halandri:
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Acropolis:
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Ethniki Amyna:
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Doukissis Plakentias:
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Old April 4th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #364
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Does Attiko Metro have any technical drawings of the rolling stock? i hope to make a computer model of it soon.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #365
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Old April 5th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #366
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Speaking about Monastiraki, some very nice photos:

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Old April 5th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #367
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The 2 brand new metro stations of Athens, Peristeri and Anthoupoli:












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Old April 6th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #368
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Wow, I really like the last two pictures!
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Old April 6th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #369
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Wow, really good and modern stations! Congratulations for Athens, I hope the crisis wont stop the construction of new stations and lines, so badly needed in that city!
Once again congrats on the very good looking stations!
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Old April 6th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #370
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Some videos from the new stations:



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Old April 7th, 2013, 02:11 AM   #371
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MY story and pictures from the Hellenic forum:

On Saturday 6 April 2013 at 5 o clock in the morning, two new metro stations have been added to the Athens Metro line two, namely the "Peristeri" (Περιστερι) and the Anthoupolis (Aνθούπολις) stations, this expanding the particular line to close to a mile in total. Together they are expected to serve another 60-70 thousand passengers per year in one of the most problematic areas as far as public transport and commuting to central Athens is concerned.

Map of the extension, line 2, comprising the two new stations


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Although the tunnels and station shells were ready as early as three years ago, many complications with the provider of the electrical equipment (the German company Siemens) has prevented the opening of the stations until the problems were cleared out, something that took place almost a year ago, after which point i was only a matter of months for the technicians to put the equipment in place, run the tests and deliver the two stations to the public.

In addition, we expect another four stations on the other side of metro line two to be delivered by the end of July while another on the west end of line three (Haidari) is expected to be delivered by fall 2013.

The stations are a bit too luxurious and excessive in size in my view (you'll see what I mean when you see the photos), following the same design philosophy with the rest of the stations in the Athens Metro System lines 2 and 3. On the other hand, I feel very happy with the people of Peristeri who, I am sure, they will love them and happily use them.
However, all stations are equipped with state of the art electronic equipment and especially the Peristeri one, is so beautiful that I wish structures above the ground close to this station were equally magnificent.

OK, Pictures and serious apologies for the poor lighting conditions. I promise to pay another visit under more favorable weather conditions. All photos are mine except for the map. Thank God it wasn't raining.


-The Peristeri station is located right next to what has to be the City Hall of the municipality of Peristeri one of the 50 comprising the Athens and Piraeus greater area conurbation. I consider the building OK for the purpose it was built, although I would suspect that it is the same architect that builds the new city halls around Athens over the last 20 years but let's not go there .






-The station's entrance is also close to the Evangelistria church whose design I liked but not the color (too dark for my taste. )




-On the opposite side across Panagi Tsldari street, there is a rather unusual building complex for Greek standards, namely one of the two or three commie blocks in Peristeri alone. The blocks seem to have their facades recently repainted and the image of the neighborhood looked very decent, even under these poor lighting conditions.





Some of the buildings of this complex are highrises for the Athenian standards. All of them must have been completed some timeduring the 1970s and let me tell you: They definitely look good, giving a notion of decent urbanity with ample free space and an overall image of urban design organization.








-Finally, next to the church, there is a dome, allegedly being the biggest dome for a metro station in Europe!!!






-And now let's go to the images of the Peristeri station.

One of the corridors leading to the main concourse:




The descent of the UFO . OK, this is the escalator shaft just under the glass dome Not bad at all.






-Tickets and Station Control










The Anthoupolis station.

This one, like the Kerameikos station, has one of its entrances within an artificial well. I don't know what the building of the opposite side of the well is, but still I was equally impressed with the design of the main concourse, the platforms, as well as the overall design and luxury


















Finally, as a bonus, an image of the intterior of one of the metro cars, made by the Korean based Hundai - Rotem. We expect more of the newest versions of these trains to fill in for the new Athens Metro extensions.




Well, that's all for now folks. Stay tuned as more is yet to come with the new extensions underway.
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Very good presentation. Superb stations.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #374
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Thank you for the photos.

For the line 3 extension, is Haidari the same as what used to be marked as Aghia Marina on the maps?
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Thank you for the photos.

For the line 3 extension, is Haidari the same as what used to be marked as Aghia Marina on the maps?
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Bravo gm2263, perfect report, perfect explanations. Thank you! I am glad that although these hard period Athens metro stations are glamour.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #377
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Those new metro stations are definitely very high quality indeed. I can only hope that the new stations to be built in Stockholm will be of equal quality. Stunning!
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Old April 8th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #378
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Both stations look very nice
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I was wondering who is the biggest metro station in Athens in terms of sq. m. (overground and underground) and I cant figure out, maybe the Doukissis Plakentias station? Anyway searching for Doukissis Plakentias found 2 very nice videos showing the route from DP to the airport, here they are: - Day. - Night.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #380
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A video shot in Peristeri station:

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