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Metro to Link Piraeus Port and Athens Airport

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The new Municipal Theatre metro station at Piraeus will connect the city with the airport in Athens. Credit: Twitter/Kostas Karamanlis, Ministry of Infrastructure

The new Piraeus metro station which is expected to open next week will link Greece’s biggest port to the Athens International Airport.

The Piraeus metro station along with two more that will also open on Line 3—Maniatika and Municipal Theatre—are expected to increase overall passenger traffic on the metro network by 132,000 commuters on a daily basis.

Furthermore, the circulation of cars will decrease by 23,000 daily, also reducing carbon dioxide by 120 tons/day, authorities claim.

The total duration of the journey from Piraeus port to Athens International Airport is estimated at just 55 minutes.

Piraeus Metro to turn city into a transport hub

The new Piraeus metro station will become a significant transport hub by connecting two metro lines (1 and 3) with the Piraeus port, the suburban railway, and the tram line towards Piraeus.

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The Piraeus station will connect the port with the airport in Athens. Credit: Twitter/Kostas Karamanlis, Ministry of Infrastructure

The extension of the Piraeus-bound metro line has come against major challenges since its last section is located near the sea and has brought to light over ten thousand significant archaeological findings.

These archaeological treasures will be on display in a permanent exhibition at the “Municipal Theater” station. Among these are an ancient water tank and a replica of a Roman aqueduct, the courtyard of an ancient house with its pebble floor, and various everyday objects.

The most important findings are the pebble floors of the Alexandrian era that will be on display under a glass floor at the station.

New line for Athens metro

A new line is planned for the Athens Metro and it has been incorporated in the roadmap of Athens’s mass transit system since 2005.

The new line in its totality will extend over a length of 38.2 km, adding thirty-five new stations to the Athens Metro system. The cost of the entire project is estimated at 3.3 billion euros.

The first phase of Line 4 will be between Alsos Veikou and Goudi stations, predicting fifteen new stations and a length of 12.8 km of new track.

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