Railway car in the upper station
|Track length||210 metres (690 ft)|
The Lycabettus Funicular is a funicular railway to the top of Mount Lycabettus in the Greek capital city of Athens. It was constructed in the 1960s by the Greek Tourist Organisation (EOT) and was inaugurated on April 18, 1965. The terminal stations are situated at Aristippou street, in Kolonaki, and the Chapel of St. George, near the top of the hill. Between the terminal stations, the line is entirely in tunnel.
In 2002 extensive refurbishment was carried out, involving replacement of the motor, of the hydraulic brake unit, of the electronics safety systems, of the control room and of the two cars of the funicular. The railway now runs daily services, with a capacity of about 400 persons per hour.
The line has the following parameters:
|Number of cars||2|
|Number of stops||2|
|Configuration||Single track with passing loop|
|Track length||210 metres (689 ft)|
|Speed||7 kilometres per hour (4.3 mph)|
|Journey time||3 mins|
|Capacity||34 passengers per car|
- "Funicular Lycabettus". ETEMA. Retrieved 2012-11-05.
- Media related to Lycabettus Funicular at Wikimedia Commons