The 47 metro stations of Lines 2 and 3 are equipped with all the modern facilities of the world’s most advanced metro networks: lifts and full accessibility by disabled persons, escalators and staircases, electronic public information boards and telematic monitors providing real-time information about the next two train arrivals, a clock, logo and pictogram labelling, public information maps, public announcement system, station master’s office equipped with monitoring devices for the station and its operating systems, etc.
Announcements are made in real time in order to prevent passenger accidents and damage to technical equipment and inform passengers about train traffic or people with disabilities about the operation of lifts.
People with disabilities
The Athens Metro stations and trains are user-friendly for people with disabilities. Here are some of the facilities implemented on Metro Lines 2 and 3, in the context of serving people with disabilities.
Facilities for People with DisabilitieS
For people who do not use wheelchairs
Marks on the first and last steps of staircases, direction indicators and emergency buttons for shutting down the escalators, additional warning marks –change infloor texture on the edge of the platform, signs and graphics with more easily legible data, signs and graphics showing the facilities provided, accessible seats on the platforms, double handrails on two-way staircases, CCTV, ramps, blindguides.
For wheelchair users
Accessible lifts for use by people with disabilities in all stations, recorded announcements in lift cabins, intercom with the Station Master in lift cabins, floor announcements, Braille writing on floor buttons, ramps, special gates for people with disabilities, emergency phones at the tickets and platform levels, toilets for wheelchair users in all stations and depots etc.
RULES OF TRANSPORT
RULES OF TRANSPORT
(Decision no.οικ. Α27733/2213, Article 4; Government Gazette 1181, Second Series / 19.6.2015)
The carriage of small pets by road and track-based modes of transport is permitted, under the responsibility of the passenger and at the discretion of the driver or other authorised staff, depending on the capacity of the vehicle/train and passenger safety (with the exception of assistance dogs), provided that certain requirements are met. By way of example: Pets must be placed in secure closed carrying cages, measuring up to 70 x 40 x 50 cm for regular urban services. They must be accompanied by their owner. In particular, trained guide dogs for blind persons and assistance dogs for people with disabilities, as well as dogs being trained as guide or assistance dogs, shall be transported on the basis of legislation without a carrying cage and without a muzzle, provided that they have a leash, regardless of their size. The user or trainer of guide or assistance dogs must hold the statutory documents. For more information, click here.