As announced today, the delayed cease of operation on Athens airport metro connection, will take place at July 1st till Dec 31st.
For those who already know the issue:
Let's see it reverse. Airport metro will for sure be running until June 30th :)
For those who read this for first time:
Athens metro offers three lines. Blue, Red, Green.
A part of Blue line is also serving directly the Airport with trains that do the downtown connection from early am till midnight, every 30 minutes, with a 39 minutes trip duration.
A cease of operation of this specific part of Blue line, that has been announced from the middle of 2007 would take place for a limited 6 months, starting from March 1st. These cease of operation would take place in order to add new stations on this path, affecting only the specific part of Blue line.
Despite the announcements,the cease was delayed for some weeks, due to ancient remnants found on spot during initial digging works.
No info was available for when or of the cease would take place.
Today, Athens Metro service announced that this will be done on July 1st for a 6 months period.
All other lines ( including downtown part of Blue line ) will be working correctly.
Additional connections with the center of the city, to / from the Airport can also be done by multiple ways, including:
- the X95, X96 Airport express buses,
- the Suburban railway or
All visitors that want to use the Blue line ( airport metro connection ) till June 30th will be able to do it without any worries :)
All visitors that want to use this connection from July 1st and on, will most probably have to use other means of transportation. This change will add only around 10 - 20 minutes on their trip time, relatively to the direct metro connection.