A new, modern, fast, comfortable, reliable and safe transport mode has been gradually been in operation since January 2000. Today, 23 Metro Stations are in operation at both metro lines: Line 2 SEPOLIA - AGHIOS DIMITRIOS/ALEXANDROS PANAGOULIS (red Line) and Line 3 DOUK.PLAKENTIAS - MONASTIRAKI (blue Line).
The whole Project is divided into:
The Stations of the Base Project: Monastiraki Ethniki Amina & Dafni-Sepolia
The Stations of the First Generation :Ethniki Amina - Doukisis Plakentias, Dafni-Elliniko, Monastiraki-Aigaleo, Sepolia-Anthoupoli
The two Metro lines serve 650,000 passengers per day. The existing Athens-Piraeus Electric Railway line (Line 1 - ISAP) carries approximately 415 thousand passengers per day. Passengers can perform 'combined trips', thus saving plenty of time on a daily basis.
The frequency of trips is every 3 minutes in rush hours and 5 to 10 minutes in non-rush hours. By car in rush hours it takes 35 minutes to drive from ETHNIKI AMYNA to SYNTAGMA, while by Metro it takes only 10 minutes. A similar trip from Dafni to Omonia has been reduced from 35 to 9 minutes. Moreover, using the new dual voltage trains, the distance SYNTAGMA-DOUKISSIS PLAKENTIAS-AIRPORT ia covered in 37 minutes.
- Tickets are sold at the automatic ticket machines installed at all metro stations as well as at the ticket booths.
- Ticket validation should be done before heading the platforms at the validation machines.