Three New Athens Metro Stations to Begin Operating

The three new stations form an extension of Line 3 to the southwest; it is hoped they will help reduce traffic in downtown Athens.


Three new stations are to start operating on Tuesday on the extension of the Athens metro’s Line 3 in southwestern Attica – Agia Varvara, Korydallos and Nikaia.

The stations were inaugurated on Monday afternoon by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Transport Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis.

The new stations will serve more than 60,000 passengers daily and are expected to reduce congestion on roads as citizens leave their cars at home and opt to travel to the center by metro.

The trip from Korydallos station to the Syntagma terminus in central Athens, for instance, is expected to take 20 minutes as compared to over an hour by car during rush hour.

This article was first published in Greek at ekathimerini.com


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