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(Greece )ATHENS-L2

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Aghios Dimitrios

Akropoli

Attiki

Omonia

Aghios Antonios

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ATHENS
Athens metro network is constituted by 3 lines; the first one (Line 1) derives from the elder Piraeus-Athens railway (end of XIX century), which was transformed during the years in a properly said metro.
Line 2 runs north-west/south-east along a 11 km route (14 stops); first phase opened in 2000 (Sepolia-Syntagma), with further extensions to Dafni-Aghios Dimitros (2000-2004); other extensions (south-east to the elder airport at Helleniki and north-west from Aghios Antonios to Anthoupoli) are going to be completed. Line 2 interchanges with surface railways at Larissa Station, with Line 1 at Omonia and Attiki.
Line 3 opened in 2003, after years of problematic works, both during the project and both during the construction phase; difficulties were caused by archeologic and architectonic existing elements along the route, besides the particular characteristics of the soils. After many discussions the choice was to utilize small TBMs instead of a bigger one after a soil consolidation. Some of the cars invert the voltage (from 750 V DC to 25 KV AC) at Doukissis Plakentias stop in order to procede up to Eleftherios Venizelos Airport using the tracks of an existing railway. Works are currently going on in order to complete the western extension to Haidari (a first step towards a further extension towards Piraeus); Monastiraki-Egaleo segment opened on May 2007 along this axis. Line 3 interchanges with Line 2 at Syntagma (2 levels station).
A fourth line (Line 4) has been planned; it will be articulated in 2 branches (Maroussi-Panormou, Panepistimio- Alsos Veikou), connecting some populated areas (Galatsi, Kypseli, Pangrati, Kaissariani, Zografou, Kifissias Avenue), some important urban polarities (Hospital for Children, Laiko Hospital), and many university foundations.
Attiko Metro (official site)

description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
28-01-2000Sepolia-Syntagma
16-11-2000Syntagma-Dafni
05-06-2004Dafni-Ag. Dimitrios/Alexandros Panagoulis
09-08-2004Sepolia-Aghios Antonios

CountryGreece
LineLine 2
InhabitantsCity 900.000, District 3.100.000
Date opening2000
Future development:Aghios Antonios-Anthoupoli extension (2009); Helleniko southern extension (2009)
Length (km)11
Track sectionsunderground
Stops14, average distance m 850
Platformsside (except Monastiraki)
Platform doors--
General characteristicslength m 110 (only Syntagma and Monastiraki are 140 m long)
n. of vehicles28 first generation +21 second generation (14 ordinary+7 dual voltage)
n. of cars per vehicle6
Typesteel wheels
Vehicle dimensions (m)Length 106; width 2.8
Vehicle capacity (pax)first generation: 1161 (216 seated); second generation (ordinary vehicles): 1062 (196 seated); second generation (dual voltage vehicles): 1026 (158 seated)
Frequency 3'/10'
Current/Voltage 750 V DC from third rail
Guide/gauge 1435 mm
Speed Km/hComm --, Max 80 (ordinary vehicles)/120 (dual voltage vehicles)
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)1.0/1.1
System capacity--
Ridership650.000 pax/day
Total cost45 M Euro/km
Staff--
System builderSIEMENS (first generation vehicles); MITSUBISHI/VAPOR/KNORR-BREMSE (second generation vehicles)
Model--
NOTErolling stock (referred to L2+L3): fisrt generation (SIEMENS), second generation (MITSUBISHI/VAPOR/KNORR-BREMSE)
cost and ridership referred to L2+L3
construction phases: Jan 2000: Sepolia-Syntagma (4 km); Nov 2000: Syntagma-Dafni (5 km); Jun 2004: Dafni-Aghios Dimitros extension (1 km); Jul 2004: Sepolia-Aghios Antonios extension (1 km)
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011