Doukissis Plakentias station

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Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Δουκίσσης Πλακεντίας
Doukissis Plakentias
TRAINPROA 01.png
Attiki Metro Doukissis Plakentias1.jpg
Station platform
Location Doukissis Plakentias Avenue interchange, Athens
Greece
Coordinates 38°01′27″N 23°50′01″E / 38.02417°N 23.83361°E / 38.02417; 23.83361Coordinates: 38°01′27″N 23°50′01″E / 38.02417°N 23.83361°E / 38.02417; 23.83361
Operated by Statheres Sygkoinonies S.A.
Line(s) Athens Metro Line 3.svg
Athens Airport–Kiato railway[1]
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Construction
Platform levels 3
History
Opened 28 July 2004
Rebuilt 30 July 2004
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro   Following station
towards Agia Marina
Line 3
towards Airport
Preceding station   TRAINPROA 01.png Proastiakos   Following station
towards Kiato
Kiato – Airport
towards Airport

Doukissis Plakentias is an Athens Metro Blue Line station situated in Chalandri near Doukissis Plakentias Avenue, Athens, Greece. It was named after the Duchess of Plaisance, a philhellene, who owned much of the land in the part of Athens where the station now stands. The station is located near Attiki Odos and serves as a connection point to the Athens Suburban Railway (Proastiakos Sidirodromos).

The station is located within the administrative boundaries of the municipality of Halandri near the Patima settlement. It offers passengers interchange ability between the Athens Metro and Proastiakos stations. The bus station OASA allows access to the northeast suburbs of Athens, northern Mesoghaia and East Attica. It is also the junction of Attiki Odos highway and Imittos Ring. The addition becomes accessible during weekdays from the Municipal Transportation of Halandri (daytime) and from the Vrilissia Municipal Transportation. The Municipal Transportation of Penteli has cancelled access. Private car parking, taxi and local transit bus services are also available.

History[edit]

The Metro connection with the Proastiakos has been running since July 30, 2004. From July 28-July 30 2004 all trains had used the station as a terminal.

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 center of Halandri 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 Halandri 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 Halandri. The "Doukissis Plakentias to Vrilissia" route (originally printed misspelled as "Doukissis Plakentias to Vrilissia") is at the rise of Doukissis Plakentias - Iraklitou Avenue to Halandri-Gerakas in the northeast. From this strip, travelers 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 neighboring suburbs and East Attica. Buses 306 and 307 go to Gerakas and Glyka Nera. Bus 407 goes to Mesogeion, 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. he parking lot for Metro private passengers is also accessible from this entrance.

The station is the terminal point for some trains on Line 3 of the Athens Metro, while others continue their journey to the Athens International Airport on 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 change the system plug between 750 V DC from a third rail of the Athens Metro and the AC 25 kV 50 Hz overhead cable from the UCI.

Station layout[edit]

G Ground Exits/Entrances
P
Platforms
Platform 1 TRAINPROA 01.png towards Kiato (Pentelis)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 2 TRAINPROA 01.png towards Airport (Pallini)
C Concourse Customer Service, Tickets
P
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Athens Metro Line 3.svg towards Agia Marina (Chalandri)
Platform 2 Athens Metro Line 3.svg Terminating Platform/towards Airport (Pallini)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OSE - 2013 Network Statement". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19.