Ano Patisia metro station

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Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Άνω Πατήσια
Ano Patisia
Metro Athene 1979.jpg
Station (1979), the northbound starting signal and the reversing siding.
Operated by Athens Metro
Line(s) Athens Metro Line 1.svg
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened February 1956
Rebuilt 2004
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro   Following station
towards Piraeus
Line 1
towards Kifisia
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Attiki   Lavrion Square-Strofyli railway   Nea Ionia
  Athens-Lavrion Railway  

The Ano Patisia station (Greek: Σταθμός Άνω Πατησίων) is an Athens Metro station in Ano Patisia, Athens, Greece. It is located at 15.269 km from the starting point in Piraeus. The current station is built on a viaduct at the location of a train station on the former Lavriou Square-Strofyli railway line.

The old station of Attica Railways was opened on February 4, 1885, and closed down on August 8, 1938, pending electrification.[1] The railway level crossing, which was replaced with a viaduct when the line was electrified, gave the location its old name Alyssida.

The station was converted to standard gauge and was opened as part of the extension of Hellenic Electric Railways to Kifissia in February 1956.[2][3] The station has two platforms and a reversing siding located between the up and down lines, which can connect to either track, so it can be used as a terminal station if needed. Ano Patissia station was actually used until 1985 as the northern terminus of a local service Thision-Patisia, to improve the service in the central part of the line. After a recent renovation for the 2004 Olympic Games, the station features escalators and lifts for the disabled.

The station is located next to the Eastern Orthodox parish church of Saint Barbara and near the shopping area of Ano Patisia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Nathenas; A. Kourbelis; T. Vlastos; S. Kourouzidis; V. Katsareas; P. Karamanis; A. Klonos; N. Kokkinos (2007). Από τα Παμφορεία στο Μετρό (in Greek). 2. Athens: Μίλητος (Militos). pp. 730, 756. ISBN 978-960-8460-91-1. 
  2. ^ G. Nathenas; A. Kourbelis; T. Vlastos; S. Kourouzidis; V. Katsareas; P. Karamanis; A. Klonos; N. Kokkinos (2007). Από τα Παμφορεία στο Μετρό (in Greek). 2. Athens: Μίλητος (Militos). p. 604. ISBN 978-960-8460-91-1. 
  3. ^ 130 Χρόνια Ηλεκτρικοί Σιδηρόδρομοι Αθηνών-Πειραιώς Α.Ε. (130 years of Athens-Piraeus electric railways). ISAP. 1999–2005. p. 115. ISBN 960-86477-0-3. 

Coordinates: 38°01′25.7″N 23°44′10″E / 38.023806°N 23.73611°E / 38.023806; 23.73611