The second section of Line 4 of the Athens Metro will cover Kifisias Avenue and serve tens of thousands of citizens who are currently experiencing difficulties (long transport delays) while commuting.
After the handover of three stations of metro line 3 in Piraeus, the focus is on new major projects of the Athens underground railway network, which will facilitate the movement of citizens and make a decisive contribution to the elimination of traffic congestion. Next in line is the extension of line 2 to the western outskirts of Athens. At the same time, preliminary work is underway on line 4, the largest project in Greece, with a budget of around 1.5 billion euros.
In about 8 years, the first section (Goudi-Kipseli) will be completed with a 13 km tunnel and 15 stations, followed by section B’, which will “repair a long-standing injustice”, namely the isolation of the inhabitants of the northern outskirts of Athens.
The Goudi-Marousi section will have a 14 km tunnel and the following stations: Katehaki, Faros, Philothei, Sidera, Olympic Stadium, Paradisos OTEMarousi, Pefki, Likovrisi.
Metro Line 4 will intersect with Line 3 at Katehaki Station, Kifisias Station, Suburban Railway and Marousi Station (Line 1).
The extension of the 4th line to Marousi and Likovrisi is an excellent project, but requires careful design, and therefore is unlikely to be ready before the middle of the next decade.
Recall that since 2000, when the construction of the first stage of the Athens Metro began, the Kifissia metro project has been one of the main issues raised by transport experts. However, until today the central road axis of the capital, connecting the center of Athens with the northern suburbs, does not have enough public transport and good roads, causing drivers to experience significant delays during the journey.