Line 1 (Athens Metro)
|Colour on map||Green|
|Opened||27 February 1869|
|Depot(s)||Piraeus, Faliro, Thissio, Omonia, Attiki, Irini|
|Rolling stock||ISAP 8th, 10th and 11th batches
5 or 6 cars per trainset
|Line length||25.6 km (15.9 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||750 V DC|
Line 1 is the oldest of the three Athens Metro lines, running from Kifisia to Piraeus, via Omonoia and Monastiraki. The Athens & Piraeus Railway Company first opened the line, between Piraeus and Thiseio, on 27 January 1869, but it did not merge into the Athens Metro network until 10 June 2011, under Chairman and CEO Kostas Vassiliadis, a former Chief Engineer and later CEO of Athens -Piraeus Electric Railways.
Network and stations
Line 1 connects the port of Piraeus with the northern suburb of Kifissia. As it was originally designed for steam traction, the line runs mostly above ground. However, there are no level crossings. It is built to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) and is electrified using the 750 V DC (originally 600 V DC), third rail, top contact system, also used by Athens Metro Lines 2 and 3.
From Piraeus the line runs eastwards to Neo Faliro and then north to Thision, approximately parallel to the main road connecting Athens and Piraeus. Between Monastiraki and Attiki the line runs underground. At Monastiraki passengers can change to Metro line 3 and at Omonoia and Attiki to Metro line 2. From Attiki the line continues north, following the alignment of the old "Attica Railways" through Patissia, the suburbs of Nea Ionia, Irakleio, Marousi and terminates at Kifissia. At Nerantziotissa passengers can change to the suburban line serving Athens International Airport.
Line 1 has a (rarely used) physical connection to Line 2 at Attiki station.
|1||Piraeus||Πειραιάς||27 February 1869||- Line 1||Island|
|2||Faliro||Φάληρο||9 August 1882||& - Line 3 & Line 4||ESP sol.|
|3||Moschato||Μοσχάτο||9 August 1882||none||Side|
|4||Kallithea||Καλλιθέα||1 July 1928||none||Side|
|5||Tavros||Ταύρος||6 February 1989||none||Island|
|6||Petralona||Πετράλωνα||22 November 1954||none||Side|
|7||Thissio||Θησείο||27 February 1869||none||Side|
|8||Monastiraki||Μοναστηράκι||17 May 1895||- Line 3||Side|
|9||Omonoia||Ομόνοια||17 May 1895||- Line 2||ESP sol.|
|10||Victoria||Βικτώρια||1 March 1948||none||Side|
|11||Attiki||Αττική||30 June 1949||- Line 2||Side|
|12||Agios Nikolaos||Άγιος Νικόλαος||12 February 1956||none||Side|
|13||Kato Patisia||Κάτω Πατήσια||12 February 1956||none||Side|
|14||Agios Eleftherios||Άγιος Ελευθέριος||4 August 1961||none||Side|
|15||Ano Patisia||Άνω Πατήσια||12 February 1956||none||Side|
|16||Perissos||Περισσός||14 March 1956||none||Side|
|17||Pefkakia||Πευκάκια||5 July 1956||none||Side|
|18||Nea Ionia||Νέα Ιωνία||14 March 1956||none||Side|
|19||Irakleio||Ηράκλειο||4 March 1957||none||Side|
|20||Eirini||Ειρήνη||3 September 1982||none||ESP sol.|
|21||Nerantziotissa||Νερατζιώτισσα||6 August 2004||- Line 2||Side|
|22||Marousi||Μαρούσι||1 September 1957||none||Side|
|23||KAT||KAT||27 March 1989||none||Side|
|24||Kifisia||Κηφισιά||10 August 1957||none||Island|
Proposed extensions and stations
Northern Extension to Agios Stefanos
Since 2008, ISAP S.A., and subsequently STASY S.A., proposed a two-phase northern extension of Line 1 from Kifisia to Agios Stefanos, via Ethniki Odos (Athinon-Lamias) near Ekali, bringing the Dionysos municipality into the Athens Metro catchment area.
The first phase includes new stations at AOK, Nea Erithrea, Ekali and Ethniki Odos, but requires the reconstruction of Kifisia into an underground station. The second phase would be mostly sub-surface, with new stations at Anixi and Agios Stefanos.
The project was dropped by the company late in 2011 due to lack of funding and incomplete feasibility data.
Western Extension to Amfiali
In 2012, Attiko Metro S.A. included the western extension from Piraeus to Amfiali in the Athens Regulatory Plan.
Kaminia metro station
In 2012, Attiko Metro S.A. included Kaminia metro station in the Athens Regulatory Plan. The new station will be sited near Kerani Square, between Piraeus and Neo Faliro.
Psalidi metro station
In 2012, Attiko Metro S.A. included Psalidi metro station in the Athens Regulatory Plan. The new station will be sited between Iraklio and Eirini.
- "Information on Line 1 – Technical Data", ISAP – Athens Piraeus Electric Railways, Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways, 2007, archived from the original on January 1, 2012, retrieved 2 September 2012
- "Ηλεκτρικός ως τον Αγιο Στέφανο (ISAP to Agios Stefanos)" (in Greek). Ethnos. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "Athens Regulatory Plan". Attiko Metro S.A. Retrieved December 26, 2012.