Elliniko metro station

Elliniko metro station in Athens is the current southern terminus on Athens Metro Line 2 since the Elliniko extension opened on 26 July 2013.[1] With the opening of the station, travel time from Elliniko to Syntagma Square was reduced from 45 minutes (by car) to 20 minutes.

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Elliniko
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Station
LocationElliniko, Athens
Greece
Operated byStatheres Sygkoinonies S.A.
Line(s)Athens Metro Line 2.svg
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels3
History
Opened26 July 2013
Services
Preceding station   Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg Athens Metro   Following station
towards Anthoupoli
Line 2Terminus

LocationEdit

The station is adjacent to Vouliagmenis Avenue, at its section north of the closed Ellinikon International Airport. It has two exits to the ground level, one on each side of Vouliagmenis Avenue, with the southern exit to have a metallic oval shaped roof, as well as a square.

ConstructionEdit

Construction works of the station started in 2007. While initially being planned to be delivered by 2009, and later 2010, it was finally inaugurated in July 2013, after three and a half years of delays because of the Siemens Greek bribery scandal.

Bus connectionsEdit

Several bus lines of Athens Mass Transit System operate from the station, so as to provide connections with Athens International Airport and several southern suburbs of Athens.

ReferencesCoordinates: 37°53′33″N 23°44′51″E / 37.8926°N 23.7474°E / 37.8926; 23.7474Edit

  1. ^ "STASY - Elliniko". STASY. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.oasa.gr/xmap.php?id=p171&lang=en
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2015-03-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.oasa.gr/xmap.php?id=pa3
  5. ^ http://www.oasa.gr/xmap.php?id=px97
  6. ^ http://www.oasa.gr/xmap.php?id=p790
 
Elliniko station platforms.