New Metro Stations To Open Next Month In Athens
The four new metro stations on Vouliagmenis Avenue –Ilioupoli, Alimos, Argyroupoli and Elliniko– on the southern extension of line two (red line) will open and begin serving passengers in late July, it was recently announced.
The Syntagma-Elliniko journey is expected to take 14 minutes and it has been estimated that some 80,000 commuters will use the new stations daily.
The Haidari station on line 3 (blue line) should open by September while work to connect Vouliagmenis Avenue with the coastal area through the extension of the tram line should begin soon.
In addition to the new metro stations, further metro extensions of line 3 are planned on the Haidari-Piraeus section, with new stations in Agia Varvara, Korydallos, Nikaia, Maniatika, Piraeus and the Municipal Theater. The stations should be complete by 2017.