Doukissis Plakentias station
|Location||Doukissis Plakentias Avenue interchange, Athens|
|Owned by||Attiko Metro S.A|
|Operated by||Statheres Sygkoinonies S.A.|
Athens Airport–Kiato railway
|Train operators||TrainOSE Statheres Sygkoinonies S.A.|
|Opened||28 July 2004|
Doukissis Plakentias is an Athens Metro Blue Line and Proastiakos 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 Chalandri near the Patima settlement. It offers passengers interchangeability 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 Chalandri (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.
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 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.
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
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.
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, 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.
|Platform 1||← towards Kiato (Pentelis)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Platform 2||→ towards Airport (Pallini) →|
|C||Concourse||Customer Service, Tickets|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform 1||← towards Agia Marina (Chalandri)|
|Platform 2||→ Terminating Platform/towards Airport (Pallini) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
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