Doukissis Plakentias station

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Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Δουκίσσης Πλακεντίας
Doukissis Plakentias
Proastiakos icon (no text).svg
Athens Metro Doukissis Plakentias1.jpg
Station platform
LocationDoukissis Plakentias Avenue interchange, Athens
North Athens
Greece
Coordinates38°01′24.1″N 23°49′59″E / 38.023361°N 23.83306°E / 38.023361; 23.83306Coordinates: 38°01′24.1″N 23°49′59″E / 38.023361°N 23.83306°E / 38.023361; 23.83306
Owned byAttiko Metro S.A.
Operated byUrban Rail Transport S.A.
Line(s)Athens Metro Line 3.svg
Athens Airport–Patras railway
Platforms4
Tracks4
Train operatorsTrainOSE, Urban Rail Transport S.A.
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
Platform levels3
Disabled accessAiga waitingroom inv.svg
History
Opened28 July 2004 (Athens Metro)
30 July 2004 (Proastiakos)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro   Following station
towards Nikaia
Line 3
towards Airport
Preceding station   Proastiakos icon (no text).svg Proastiakos   Following station
towards Piraeus
Line 1
towards Airport
towards Ano Liosia
Line 4
towards Aigio
Line 5
Terminus
Location
Δουκίσσης Πλακεντίας Doukissis Plakentias is located in North Athens
Δουκίσσης Πλακεντίας Doukissis Plakentias
Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Δουκίσσης Πλακεντίας
Doukissis Plakentias
Proastiakos icon (no text).svg
Location within North Athens

Doukissis Plakentias is an Athens Metro and Proastiakos station situated at the end of Doukissis Plakentias Avenue in Chalandri, a northern suburb of Athens, Greece. It is named after the Duchess of Plaisance, a philhellene who owned much of the land in the part of Attica where the station now stands. The metro station lies underground, while the Proastiakos station lies within the median strip of the Attiki Odos motorway.

The station is located within the administrative boundaries of the municipality of Chalandri near the settlement of Patima. The OASA bus station allows access to the northeast suburbs of Athens, northern Mesogeia and East Attica. It is also the junction of Motorway 6 and the Hymettus ring road. In addition, it is used by the municipal transport services of Chalandri and Vrilissia. Private car parking, taxi and local bus services are also available.

History[edit]

The metro station was opened on 28 July 2004, while the Proastiakos station was opened two days later, along with the first section of the Athens Airport–Patras railway.

In the original plans the construction of Metro Line 3 and during most of the construction, Doukissis Plakentias station was called "Stavros", while the station now known as Chalandri station was called Doukissis Plakentias. The stations were renamed to their current names during the construction of the Ethniki Amyna - Doukissis Plakentias route. Since Chalandri station is nearest the centre of Chalandri and Doukissis Plakentias is located on the border of three municipalities en route to the tower in Penteli, the names were changed.

Service[edit]

The station serves the residents of Chalandri, Agia Paraskevi, Gerakas, Vrilissia, Penteli and Melissia neighborhoods, allowing access to the center of Athens, East Attica and the Athens International Airport.

Overview and connections[edit]

Proastiakos station[edit]

Doukissis Plakentias station of Proastiakos

Doukissis Plakentias Station of Proastiakos Sidirodromos is on the Kiato/Ano Liosia - Airport route. It was inaugurated on July 30, 2004, just before the start of the Olympic Games in Athens. The railway station is at the end of Doukissis Plakentias Avenue and the start of Iraklitou Avenue in Halandri. It serves three municipalities and has central dock and spotting line trains.

Metro Station[edit]

Doukissis Plakentias station of the Athens Metro is on Line 3. It opened on 28 July 2004. It is underground and has two side platforms, and a depot.

The station has four entrances. The "Doukissis Plakentias to Athens" route is accessible from Plakentias-Iraklitou Avenue, providing access toward the center of Chalandri and Athens. A high surface node is located on the northwest side of the station, on the border with Vrilissia and close to municipal transport. At the cathode is a crossing for local buses (412, 423, 447, 403) to meet the OASA stop at Chalandri. The "Doukissis Plakentias to Vrilissia" route (originally printed misspelt as "Doukissis Plakentias to Vrilissia") is at the rise of Doukissis Plakentias - Iraklitou Avenue to Chalandri-Gerakas in the northeast. From this strip, travellers can board local buses (447, 403, 412, 423) that go to Patima, Penteli or west to Vrilissia.

The "Garyttou" entrance is located in the southwestern lower surface, near Agia Paraskevi (Garyttou street district "Kontopefko"). Here, local bus 406 provides access to the square of Mesogeion Avenue. The fourth entrance is indicated by the "Bus-Parking-Taxi" sign to the southeast that leads to the OASA bus station. with numerous buses to neighbouring suburbs and East Attica. Buses 306 and 307 go to Gerakas and Glyka Nera. Bus 407 goes to Mesogeion Avenue, and other buses serve Pallini, Spata, and Artemida. There are also bus stops on Panagouli Avenue (next to Attiki Odos), with bus service to Vrilissia and Melissia. Taxi service is available. The parking lot for Metro private passengers is also accessible from this entrance.

The station is the terminal point for most trains on Line 3 of the Athens Metro, while some continue their journey to the Athens International Airport, using the Proastiakos line. The transition between these trains of the two networks is achieved through a dual-tunnel connecting line immediately after the station. Between the tunnel exit and switches to and from Proastiakos lines, trains transition from the 750 V DC third rail electrification system of the Athens Metro to the AC 25 kV 50 Hz overhead electrification used by OSE.

Station layout[edit]

G Ground Exits/Entrances
P
Platforms
Platform 1 Proastiakos icon (no text).svg towards Piraeus/Ano Liosia (Pentelis) or Aigio (Kifisias)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 Proastiakos icon (no text).svg towards Airport (Pallini or Terminus)
C Concourse Customer Service, Tickets
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Athens Metro Line 3.svg towards Nikaia (Chalandri)
Platform 2 Athens Metro Line 3.svg towards Airport (Pallini)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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