Athens metro grows
December 2, 2005
Expanded train system to offer city much-needed traffic relief.
The government unveiled plans yesterday to extend the reach of the capital’s popular metro system as serious traffic problems continue to plague Athens.
Environment Minister Giorgos Souflias said yesterday that a fourth line will be added to the train network and that existing routes will be extended by 2009.
The new line, which is expected to transport some 400,000 commuters per day, will run through the capital’s northern districts. It will serve many of Athens’s new densely populated areas and important facilities, such as hospitals and the university campus. It will also help ease the passenger traffic at existing metro train stations, the minister said.
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