Attiki metro station

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Attiki station (Greek: Αττική) is a metro station in Athens, Greece. The station opened in 1885. It was the main hub of Attica Railways, a metre gauge network connecting downtown Athens with the mining town of Lavrion and the northern suburbs of Marousi and Kifissia. Lavrion trains were diverted to the SPAP line in 1929 and passenger services to Kifissia were suspended in 1938.

Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Αττική
Attiki
Athens Metro Attiki Line 1.jpg
Station platform
LocationLiosion Street, Athens
Greece
Coordinates37°59′58″N 23°43′22″E / 37.99944°N 23.72278°E / 37.99944; 23.72278Coordinates: 37°59′58″N 23°43′22″E / 37.99944°N 23.72278°E / 37.99944; 23.72278
Operated byStatheres Sygkoinonies S.A.
Line(s)Athens Metro Line 1.svg Athens Metro Line 2.svg
Platforms6
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels5
History
Opened30 June 1949 (Line 1)
28 January 2000 (Line 2)
Services
Preceding station   Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro   Following station
towards Piraeus
Line 1
towards Kifisia
towards Anthoupoli
Line 2
towards Elliniko

In 1949 the station was converted to standard gauge and became the northern terminus of the line of Hellenic Electric Railways. The new electrified line was again extended to Kifissia, leaving Attiki as an intermediate station. Two underground platforms were added in 2000 for Athens Metro Line 2 trains. The station entrance and the Line 1 platforms were renovated extensively in 2003–2004.

Part of the old station is used as a trolleybus garage by OSY.

Today the station is served by STASY. There are train storage and a service connection between the Line 1 and Line 2.

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Official Website