Passengers on Athens metro line 3 traveling to or from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport will have to switch trains en route as of Thursday. This change was announced by the Urban Rail Transport company (STASY) on Monday.
Until now, trains heading to and from Athens’ international airport traveled the full length of line 3, and passengers were not required to disembark along the route.
STASY announced that passengers headed towards the airport will now have to disembark at the Doukissis Plakentias station and wait there for metro trains which will travel to the airport every half hour (at :25 and :55 past the hour).
Conversely, passengers traveling from the airport will be able to board trains at the airport at :00 and :30 every hour, but will have to change trains at Doukissis Plakentias station in Athens in order to continue their journey.
Passengers wiho will continue their trip on line 3 will not have to change platforms in either direction of the route. However, those who intend to transfer to the Proastiakos suburban railway line will have to switch platforms for that train.
According to STASY, the reason for the change is to increase the frequency of trains along the Agia Marina-Plakentias section of line 3 during peak hours.