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According to the Metro Development Study (1995 - 1999), the approved Athens Metro Development Plan provided for the construction of two new Extensions, which would, in essence, be branches of the existing Lines, namely: Line 2 branch (Panepistimio-Exarhia-Alexandras-Dikastiria-Kypseli-Galatsi-Alsos Veikou) and Line 3 branch (Panormou-Faros-Sidera-OAKA-Paradissos-Maroussi). During the preparation of the Preliminary Designs of the aforementioned Projects, it turned out that due to technical reasons the said extensions could not be branches of the existing Lines, since this scenario would have important construction and operational deficiencies (interruption of line operation, complex construction, high cost, frequency of trips, etc.).

In this framework, ATTIKO METRO S.A. proceeded with the interconnection of the said extensions and their development as a new autonomous U-shaped Line 4, which shall include the two aforementioned branches (towards Galatsi and Maroussi) and a central section connecting 8 new Metro stations: Panepistimio, Kolonaki, Evangelismos, Pangrati/Kaissariani, Ano Ilissia, Zografou, Goudi, Katehaki, intersecting the existing Line 2 (at Panepistimio Station) and Line 3 (at Evangelismos & Katehaki Stations). Evangelismos - Pagrati - Vyronas - Ymittos - Ilioupoli branch as well as Maroussi - Lycovryssi and Alsos Veikou - Perissos extensions were recently added to this Line.

This new Metro Line, the orange Line 4 (Perissos - Alsos Veikou - Panepistimio - Evangelismos - Vyronas - Katehaki - Maroussi - Lykovryssi) has 29 modern stations, 33 km long and its cost estimate rises to approximately 3.3 billion euros, while it is anticipated to alter dramatically the transportation map of Athens, and to upgrade life in Attica Basin.

The construction of the new Metro Line 4 presents significant advantages, such as:

To provide Transportation service to many new densely populated areas of the city (Galatsi, Kypseli, Pangrati, Kaissariani, Zografou, areas adjacent to Kifissias Avenue, etc). It is estimated that the new Line will serve more than 500,000 passengers on a daily basis.
To provide Transportation services to many important facilities, such as Hospitals (Hospital for Children, “Laiko” Hospital), University Foundations (University Campus, Technical University Campus), as well as the University and the Technical University in the city centre – the so called “the University Line” and Courts.
To increase the Metro branches, which entails that the number of transfer stations will be higher, thus, facilitating transfers among the Metro Lines.
To ‘decongest' the existing Metro stations, where there is a constantly increasing number of passengers (Syntagma, etc.).

Moreover, the Ministry of Infrastructures, Transport and Networks and Attiko Metro S.A. have initiated all necessary designs for the new Line 4 of the Athens Metro (29 stations – 33 km.), the objective being to put to Tender - on a priority basis - the first section Alsos Veikou – Evangelismos (9 stations – estimated budget 1 bullion EURO).

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