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Friday, August 9, 2013

Greece-Athens Metro: In September running the new station of line 3 AGIA MARINA

One step before the end of this year extensions of the Athens Metro we are now. After extensions to Anthoupoli (2 stations) and from Elliniko (4 channels), the Athens Metro is preparing feverishly for the third extension, this time line 3 from Egaleo station AGIA MARINA border Aegaleo-Haidari. With this extension line 3 will include 21 stations and in total Metro network in Athens will have 65 stations.

With the operation of the station "AGIA MARINA" travel time of local residents to the Constitution is just 9 minutes, while there will be the opportunity to go directly to the airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" in 40 minutes. It is estimated that the operation of the station "Haidari" will serve daily more than 30,000 new passengers. Along with, with the new station is expected to operate and underground parking for 400 seats that will help thousands of passengers commuting.

At the same time, they have already started work on the extension of Metro Line 3 from Agia Marina Haidari to Piraeus, a total length of 7.6 km, with 6 modern stations. The contract was signed in March 012. This investment of 660 million euros in the municipality of Piraeus and the wider areas (Nikea, Korydallos, Agia Varvara), which today are strongly circulation problems and a low level of service from transport.

With the construction of the extension of the metro to Piraeus (estimated to be ready in 2017), it served 132,000 passengers daily, while the total time from the port to the airport will be covered in just 45 minutes. With the delivery of the Metro extension to Elliniko and Haidari, will begin at the gradual change of the map urban transport in the capital.

Essentially, an attempt to overthrow the current urban transport system by removing many bus lines and trolleys, which will now operate as feeder to fixed rail (metro, electric trams). The new system of public passenger transport based on the fixed rail and "collaboration" buses, trolley buses and so do not "stacked" together in narrow fabric of the city.
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