Evangelismos metro station

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Evangelismos (Greek: Ευαγγελισμός, lit.'Annunciation') is a metro station located on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue. It is in Evangelismos area, close to Evangelismos Hospital, the National Gallery of Athens, the Athens War Museum, the Byzantine & Christian Museum and the Athens Hilton. The station serves both Kolonaki and Pangrati neighbourhoods, known for their cultural hubs, shopping centers and cafes. Furthermore, many embassies and companies are located within close proximity.

Station platforms
General information
Coordinates37°58′35″N 23°44′49″E / 37.9763°N 23.7470°E / 37.9763; 23.7470
Managed bySTASY
Line(s)Athens Metro Line 3
Structure typeUnderground
Key dates
28 January 2000Opened[1]
Preceding station Athens Metro Athens Metro Following station
Syntagma Line 3 Megaro Moussikis
Future Service
towards Alsos Veikou
Line 4 Kaisariani
towards Goudi

This station was inaugurated in 2000 as part of the original Athens Metro section.[citation needed]

History Edit

The station first appeared in the original 1979 plan as part of Line B (which is essentially the current Line 3) with the name Ilisia. It appeared as Evangelismos in the plan that was funded in 1991 and opened in 28 January 2000 along with the first section of the system. In 2019 there was a proposal for the station to change its name to Pavlos Bakoyiannis. This proposal was later dropped after facing strong opposition. (Pavlos Bakoyiannis was the brother-in-law of the then newly-elected prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis).

Entrances Edit

The station has two entrances. One on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, near Marasli Street in front of Evangelismos Hospital, and one in the middle of Rizari Park. The second entrance is linked with Vassilissis Sofias Ave. via stairway. Only the entrance at Rizari Park is ADA accessible.

Station layout Edit

Sections with an asterisk (*) are under construction.

G Street level Exits
B1 Vasilissis Sofias concourse
  • Customer Service
  • Tickets
B2 Rizari concourse*
  • Customer Service
  • Tickets
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1   to Dimotiko Theatro (Syntagma)
Platform 2   to Athens Airport (Megaro Moussikis)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Transfer*
B4 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform*   to Alsos Veikou (Kolonaki)
Platform*   to Goudi (Kaisariani)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Art works Edit

  • Chryssa's abstract sculpture, Mott Street, is at the concourse level.[2]

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Delezos, Kostas (28 January 2000). "From today, Athens moves to the rhythm of the Metro". Ta Nea (in Greek). Athens: Alter Ego Media. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  2. ^ "AttikoMetro Inside". Attiko Metro SA. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.

External links Edit