Piraeus is changing
The extension of the “Agia Marina-Piraeus” Metro Line 3 to Piraeus was delivered to the public on October 10, 2022, upgrading the Piraeus area and transforming the daily life of the people who live and move in the center and suburbs.
This is the largest infrastructure project in the region in decades. With this Metro extension, Piraeus is now a modern transportation hub.
6 Metro stations now serve the Piraeus region: Nikaia, Korydallos, Agia Varvara, Maniatika, Piraeus and Municipal Theater.
At long last, the largest port and the largest airport in the country are directly connected. The Metro journey from Piraeus port to “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport takes approximately 55 minutes.
It is a project that facilitates citizens’ daily life and creates a new reality for the local and national economy. It further enhances tourism, attracts new regional investments, and creates new commercial opportunities.
The Piraeus Metro is changing the city.
Piraeus is the point that connects the mainland with the island country. The Athens port has associated its name with the sea and Asia Minor’s refugees, tourism, the industriousness of its people, commerce, entertainment, culture, and history. It is synonymous with shipping and the “opening” to the five
With the new Metro expansion, Piraeus emerges as the only city with all track-based modes simultaneously. The
new Line 3 Metro stations not only reduce the distance from other areas of the Attica region but also create a new transportation artery that crosses the Maniatika district and the port of Piraeus, ending at the Square of the Municipal Theater, a modern and at the same time historical landmark.
Piraeus is changing. It becomes more sustainable and even more attractive to everyone.
The Piraeus Port
It is the country’s central port and one of the world’s largest in terms of container traffic and
It is directly accessible by Metro Line 1 and Line 3, as well as by Train, Tram, and city
buses connecting Piraeus with other Attica areas, and also via the Athens-Thessaloniki highway.
Piraeus’ “Power Station”
Line 1 of the Metro, known as “Elektrikos”, is the Piraeus – Kifisia line, which is depicted in
green on the Metro maps.
In 1869, the first steam-powered railway was inaugurated, initially connecting Piraeus with Thissio.
In 1904, it was electrified and, based on international standards, it was classified as a Metro, as it is an urban and electrically powered
track-based mode with a large capacity, frequent routes and a whole transit corridor.
After the Second World War, “Elektrikos” expanded to the north.
Since 1957, it has connected the Piraeus port with Kifissia and vice versa.
“Piraeus” Metro Station
The “Piraeus” station construction is considered the most demanding stage in extending Metro line 3 to
For its construction, a “dam” was first constructed between the construction site, the sea and the listed
ISAP building. The sea pressure received by this “dam” was monitored daily in real-time. At the same time, the station “moved” by 7.5 meters to its original location due to the underground river under
For those challenges to be addressed, several years of studies were required. Without them, there was a severe risk that the
project would not be completed, as the slightest subsidence could be dangerous for its stability.
Today, the “Piraeus” station is the interconnection hub for all Means of Public Transport. It has three entrances: at the port, next to the ISAP station, while the Train, Tram and city bus stops are nearby.