A new large bus station built in the metropolitan area of Eleonas will change the situation with scattered ΚΤΕΛ bus stations scattered throughout Athens.
It is expected that in 2022 a modern ΚΤΕΛ project in Eleonas will be put up for auction, which will replace the two existing intercity bus stations (Lyosia and Kifissos) by merging them.
The cost of creating the bus station will exceed 100 million euros, and the estimated completion time (commissioning) will take about 2 years from the start of construction, writes carandmotor.gr.
Single central intercity bus station will significantly improve the service for passengers who will travel by road from Athens to any other area in Greece, since they will now be served by one state-of-the-art central station, instead of two.
It is planned to be built on a plot of 66,420 m2 (within the boundaries of the municipality of Egalaio). According to the architectural design, the ΚΤΕΛ complex will consist of the following buildings:
1. Building A.
It accommodates national bus lines’ parking spaces/docks (on two levels), private car parking spaces and a hotel block.
2. Building B.
The reception center for passengers and visitors of the station. It includes the main arrival and departure hall, commercial services and shops, restaurants, conference center, etc.
3. Building C.
Departure/arrival terminals for long-distance flights.
4. Building D (garage).
It houses the parking/departure of buses.
It is noted that auxiliary services will be located in the KMZ premises, such as a waiting room, ticket offices, luggage storage, a warehouse for unaccompanied luggage and belongings, offices of administrative services, refueling for buses, a laundry, a repair shop, etc.
Landscaping of the area will occupy at least 30% of the site.