Motorway 6 (Greece)

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A6 motorway shield

A6 motorway
Αυτοκινητόδρομος 6
Attiki Odos
Route information
Part of E94
Length: 48 km (30 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Eleusis
East end: Athens International Airport
Location
Regions: Attica
Major cities: Athens
Highway system
Motorways in Greece

Motorway 6 (Greek: Αυτοκινητόδρομος 6) is a privately owned toll motorway in Greece, part of the Attiki Odos system. Connecting Eleusis in the west with the Athens International Airport in the east, it forms the northern beltway of Athens. The length of the motorway is 48 kilometres (30 mi).

History[edit]

Construction of the motorway began in 1996. Part of the motorway was opened along with the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport to which it connects, in 2001. It started from the Gerakas interchange and led to the airport.

Highway interchange in the northern suburb of Marousi.

In September 2002, construction of the high-speed Proastiakos railway was begun, in the large median of the motorway. The railway was opened in 2004. In early 2003, the A6 was opened from the Kifisias Avenue Interchange to Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. In November 2003, the western part opened from the junction with the A8 to Kifisias Avenue.

Westbound to Elefsina
Attiki Odos at night
Interchange at the Attiki Odos Airport Entrance

Tolls[edit]

Toll stations are located at the interchanges leading to the Attiki Odos motorway and the toll fare is paid when entering the motorway. The fare is the same regardless of the length of journey but depends on vehicle category. Drivers can pay either by cash, e-pass or a special account card; for motorbikes and cars the standard toll fares are €1.40 and €2.80 respectively.

Exit list[edit]

The exits of the A6 motorway:[1]

Regional unit Exit Name Destinations Notes
West Attica Eleusis interchange Autokinetodromos A8 number.svg A8 Western terminus of the A6
1 Mandra GR-EO-3.svg GR-3
2 Magoula
4 Aspropyrgos
5 Aigaleo interchange Autokinetodromos A65 number.svg A65
6 Ano Liosia
East Attica 7 Acharnes
North Athens 8 Metamorfosi interchange Autokinetodromos A1 number.svg A1
9 Irakleio
10 Kymis Avenue
11 Kifisias Avenue GR-EO-83.svg GR-83
12 Pentelis Avenue
13 Doukissis Plakentias Avenue interchange Autokinetodromos A642 number.svg A642
East Attica 14 Drafi
15 Pallini GR-EO-54.svg GR-54
16 Rafina interchange Autokinetodromos A64 number.svg A64
17 Kantza
18 Paiania
20 Athens International Airport interchange Autokinetodromos A62 number.svg A62 Eastern terminus of the A6
Attiki Odos coming through Maroussi Metropolitan Suburb, outside Athens Mall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motorways - Exit Lists, accessed 29 August 2012

External links[edit]