Line 3 (Athens Metro)

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Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg
Athens Metro Line 3.svg
Προς Αγία Μαρίνα/Αεροδρόμιο
To Agia Marina/Airport
Doukissis Plakentias ticket hall
Overview
Type Deep Level
System Athens Metro
Termini Agia Marina
Doukissis Plakentias/Airport
Stations 21 (6 under construction)
Colour on map Light blue
Operation
Opened 28-Jan-2000
Depot(s) Agia Marina, Plakentias
Rolling stock Metro 1st and 2nd (DC and AC/DC) series
6 cars per trainset
Technical
Line length 41 km (25.5 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC and 25 kV AC
Route map

Line 3 of the Athens Metro runs from Agia Marina to Airport, via Syntagma, although most of the trains reverse at Doukissis Plakentias. The section from Agia Marina to the tunnel portal east of Doukissis Plakentias is underground.

It first opened, between Ethniki Amyna and Syntagma, on 28 January 2000, with Line 2. In 2012, construction works commenced for the final underground extension of Line 3 to Dimotiko Theatro via Piraeus, for completion by the end of 2021.[2]

Stations[edit]

Line 3 map (Athens metro).png

This is a list of stations on Line 3.

Name Opening
date
Transfers Platform
types
Athens Metro Line 3
Agia Marina 14 December 2013 none Side
Egaleo 26 May 2007 Island
Eleonas Side
Kerameikos
Monastiraki 22 April 2003 Athens Metro Line 1.svg Line 1 Island
Syntagma 28 January 2000 Athens Metro Line 2.svg Line 2, Athens Tram Line 4.svg Athens Tram Line 5.svg Tram Side
Evangelismos none
Megaro Moussikis
Ampelokipi
Panormou
Katehaki
Ethniki Amyna Island
Holargos 23 July 2010 Side
Nomismatokopio 2 September 2009
Agia Paraskevi 30 December 2010
Chalandri 24 July 2004
Doukissis Plakentias 28 July 2004 TRAINPROA 01.png Proastiakos
Pallini 20 September 2006 Island
Paiania-Kantza 10 July 2006
Koropi
Airport 30 July 2004

Rolling Stock[edit]

Dual voltage ROTEM-supplied stock with greater luggage space is used for services to Athens International Airport. Line 3 rail vehicles utilize 750V DC third rail current collection between Agia Marina and Doukissis Plakentias, changing to 25kV AC overhead catenary while operating on the Proastiakos suburban railway for access to/from the airport.

Extension to Piraeus[edit]

A Line 3 train approaching the northbound platform of the Nomismatokopio station

On 1 March 2012 a contract was signed between Attiko Metro S.A. and a joint venture for the construction of the extension of Line 3 from Aghia Marina to Piraeus, 7.6 km long with six stations. Upon completion in 2021,[3] the extension will bring the Korydallos and Nikaia municipalities into the network's catchment area, serve approximately 132,000 passengers on a daily basis and will connect the port of Piraeus, the largest passenger port of Europe [4] with the Athens International Airport in just 1 hour.[5]

  • Agia Varvara (Summer 2019)
  • Korydallos (Summer 2019)
  • Nikaia (Summer 2019)
  • Maniatika (2021)
  • Piraeus (Port, 2021)
  • Dimotiko Theatro ("Municipal Theatre", 2021)

Notes
- Originally there were plans for one more station after Dimotiko Theatro, named Evaggelistria. The station was cancelled a little before construction started.
- There are plans to build a station between Korydallos and Nikaia named Perivolaki.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Operation", AMEL - Athens Metro Operation, Attiko Metro Operation Company, 31 December 2010, retrieved 2 September 2012
  2. ^ "AttikoMetro Inside - Piraeus". Attiko Metro S.A. 5 September 2012. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.ypodomes.com/index.php/statheri-troxia/metro/athinas/item/33836-metro-athinas-ksekinaei-o-metropontikas-gia-to-limani-tou-peiraia
  4. ^ "Piraeus by Maritime Database". www.maritime-database.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-27.
  5. ^ "Extension to Piraeus project". Attiko Metro S.A. www.ametro.gr. 2012-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-04-29.

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