Lycabettus Funicular

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Lycabettus Funicular
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Railway car in the upper station
Track length210 metres (690 ft)
Maximum incline28°
Car in the lower station
The lower station from the street

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.[1]


The line has the following parameters:[1]

Number of cars 2
Number of stops 2
Configuration Single track with passing loop
Track length 210 metres (689 ft)
Maximum gradient 28°
Speed 7 kilometres per hour (4.3 mph)
Journey time 3 mins
Capacity 34 passengers per car

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  1. ^ a b "Funicular Lycabettus". ETEMA. Retrieved 2012-11-05.

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Coordinates: 37°58′49″N 23°44′38″E / 37.9804°N 23.7440°E / 37.9804; 23.7440