Line 1 (Athens Metro)

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Logo of the Athens Metro Operating Company (AMEL).svg
Athens Metro Line 1.svg
To Piraeus/Kifissia
Προς Πειραιά/Κηφισιά
Type Sub-Surface
System Athens Metro
Termini Piraeus
Stations 24
Colour on map Green
Opened 27-Feb-1869
Depot(s) Piraeus, Faliro, Thissio, Omonia, Attiki, Irini
Rolling stock ISAP 8th, 10th and 11th batches
5 or 6 cars per trainset
Line length 25.6 km (15.9 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC
Route map

Line 1 is the oldest of the three Athens Metro lines, running from Kifisia to Piraeus, via Omonoia and Monastiraki. The Athens & Piraeus Railway Company first opened the line, between Piraeus and Thiseio, on 27 January 1869, but it did not merge into the Athens Metro network until 10 June 2011, under Chairman and CEO Kostas Vassiliadis, a former Chief Engineer and later CEO of Athens -Piraeus Electric Railways.

Network and stations[edit]


Line 1 map, including future extensions and stations. The northern extension of the line from Kifissia was canceled in 2011.
Bright and sunny early morning at Piraeus station.

Line 1 connects the port of Piraeus with the northern suburb of Kifissia. As it was originally designed for steam traction, the line runs mostly above ground. However, there are no level crossings. It is built to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge and is electrified using the 750 V DC (originally 600 V DC), third rail, top contact system, also used by Athens Metro Lines 2 and 3.

From Piraeus the line runs eastwards to Neo Faliro and then north to Thision, approximately parallel to the main road connecting Athens and Piraeus. Between Monastiraki and Attiki the line runs underground. At Monastiraki passengers can change to Metro line 3 and at Omonoia and Attiki to Metro line 2. From Attiki the line continues north, following the alignment of the old "Attica Railways" through Patissia, the suburbs of Nea Ionia, Irakleio, Marousi and terminates at Kifissia. At Nerantziotissa passengers can change to the suburban line serving Athens International Airport.

Line 1 has a (rarely used) physical connection to Line 2 at Attiki station.


# Name Opening
Connections Platform
English Greek
1 Piraeus Πειραιάς 27 February 1869 TRAINPROA 01.png - Line 1 Island
2 Faliro Φάληρο 9 August 1882 Athens Tram Line 3.svg & Athens Tram Line 4.svg - Line 3 & Line 4 ESP sol.
3 Moschato Μοσχάτο 9 August 1882 none Side
4 Kallithea Καλλιθέα 1 July 1928 none Side
5 Tavros Ταύρος 6 February 1989 none Island
6 Petralona Πετράλωνα 22 November 1954 none Side
7 Thissio Θησείο 27 February 1869 none Side
8 Monastiraki Μοναστηράκι 17 May 1895 Athens Metro Line 3.svg - Line 3 Side
9 Omonoia Ομόνοια 17 May 1895 Athens Metro Line 2.svg - Line 2 ESP sol.
10 Victoria Βικτώρια 1 March 1948 none Side
11 Attiki Αττική 30 June 1949 Athens Metro Line 2.svg - Line 2 Side
12 Agios Nikolaos Άγιος Νικόλαος 12 February 1956 none Side
13 Kato Patisia Κάτω Πατήσια 12 February 1956 none Side
14 Agios Eleftherios Άγιος Ελευθέριος 4 August 1961 none Side
15 Ano Patisia Άνω Πατήσια 12 February 1956 none Side
16 Perissos Περισσός 14 March 1956 none Side
17 Pefkakia Πευκάκια 5 July 1956 none Side
18 Nea Ionia Νέα Ιωνία 14 March 1956 none Side
19 Irakleio Ηράκλειο 4 March 1957 none Side
20 Eirini Ειρήνη 3 September 1982 none ESP sol.
21 Nerantziotissa Νερατζιώτισσα 6 August 2004 TRAINPROA 01.png - Line 2 Side
22 Marousi Μαρούσι 1 September 1957 none Side
23 KAT KAT 27 March 1989 none Side
24 Kifisia Κηφισιά 10 August 1957 none Island

Proposed extensions and stations[edit]

Northern Extension to Agios Stefanos[edit]

Since 2008, ISAP S.A., and subsequently STASY S.A., proposed a two-phase northern extension of Line 1 from Kifisia to Agios Stefanos, via Ethniki Odos (Athinon-Lamias) near Ekali, bringing the Dionysos municipality into the Athens Metro catchment area.

The first phase includes new stations at AOK, Nea Erithrea, Ekali and Ethniki Odos, but requires the reconstruction of Kifisia into an underground station. The second phase would be mostly sub-surface, with new stations at Anixi and Agios Stefanos.[2]

The project was dropped by the company late in 2011 due to lack of funding and incomplete feasibility data.

Western Extension to Amfiali[edit]

In 2012, Attiko Metro S.A. included the western extension from Piraeus to Amfiali in the Athens Regulatory Plan.

Kaminia metro station[edit]

In 2012, Attiko Metro S.A. included Kaminia metro station in the Athens Regulatory Plan. The new station will be sited near Kerani Square, between Piraeus and Neo Faliro.[3]

Psalidi metro station[edit]

In 2012, Attiko Metro S.A. included Psalidi metro station in the Athens Regulatory Plan. The new station will be sited between Iraklio and Eirini.


  1. ^ "Information on Line 1 – Technical Data", ISAP – Athens Piraeus Electric Railways, Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways, 2007, archived from the original on January 1, 2012, retrieved 2 September 2012 
  2. ^ "Ηλεκτρικός ως τον Αγιο Στέφανο (ISAP to Agios Stefanos)" (in Greek). Ethnos. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Athens Regulatory Plan". Attiko Metro S.A. Archived from the original on May 15, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 

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