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The Athens tram
The new Athens tram

In 1882, Athens started a tram system with 16 small vehicles pulled by, in total, 800 horses. These first lines connected the center of Athens with its suburbs Ambelokipi, Patissia and Omonia square with Syntagma, Gazi and Kerameikos. Five years later, the coal tram of Faliro connected Academia with New and Old Faliro on the coast.

The Athens tram in older daysBy 1909 the tram network had 257 vehicles, 150 with an engine and 107 wagons. They all were made in Belgium, had electricity and lights as well as innovative seats for 16 people and there was room for another 14 standing. In October of 1940, the Athens trams participated in the mobilization for World War II. After the occupation, the fall of the Athens center tram system sets in and the last tram rings its bell for the very last time in October 1960. Only one tram line keeps operating (Perama to Piraeus) till 1977. In 52 years, the Athens tram system carried 3 billion passengers.

The new Athens tram“There is nothing new under the sun”, Shakespeare once wrote. On 19 July 2004 the Tram A.E. started operating a brand new tram system in Athens. 35 Hypermodern trams transport passengers on four different lines:

Aristophanis: Vouliagmenis Avenue – Stadium of Peace and Friendship (Faliro)
Aischylos: Vouliagmenis Avenue – Kolimvitirio (Glyfada)
Thoukydidis: Stadium of Peace and Friendship (Faliro) – Kolimvitirio (Glyfada)
Aristotelis: Kolimvitirio (Glyfada) – Syntagma

The average time in between trams is 8 minutes between 06:00 and 01:00am and 40 minutes between 01:00 and 06:00am. The average tram speed is 25 km/hour with a maximum speed of 75 km/hour. Top


Athens tram ticket prices:

Tickets
Price in
Athens tram tickets
Single fare (valid for 1 hour after first validation)
0,80
Special ticket
- for journeys of up to 5 successive stops in one direction, or
- for users transferring to the Tram system from all other public transport modes
  (bus, trolley, electric railway and metro) provided they retain the ticket used on
  the previous mode. That ticket must have been validated 90 minutes
  beforehand maximum.
0,50
Discount ticket
- for young people up to 18 years old, 65+ upon production of their identity card,
  for holders of the OASA pupil or student card and other persons with discounted
  fare entitlement.
- for foreign university students upon production of their ISIC-card (International
  Student Identity Card)
0,40
Combined ticket
- valid for 1.5 hour for combined use of any media of transport
1,00
Combined ticket
- valid for 90 minutes for combined transport by bus, trolley, metro and/or tram (not
  for the Suburban Railway)
0,80
Dayly ticket
- valid for unlimited transport by all transportation means (including the Suburban
  r ailway) for 24 hours after it's first validation.
3,00
Weekly ticket
- valid for unlimited transport by all transportation means (including the Suburban
  railway) for 1 week after its first validation.
10,00
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Tram schedules:

Days
From Syntagma
Tram Frequency
Monday
to
Thursday
First tram 05:10

Last tram 00:10
First tram 05:00

Last tram 00:40
05:00-07:00      25 min
07:00-21:00      15 min
21:00-01:00      20 min
Friday
First tram 05:10

24 hour operation
First tram 05:00

24 hour operation
05:00-07:00      20 min
07:00-21:00      15 min
21:00-00:00      20 min
00:00-05:00      40 min
Saturday
24 hour operation
24 hour operation
05:00-07:00      25 min
07:00-00:00      20 min
00:00-05:00      40 min
Sunday
24 hour operation

Last tram 00:10
24 hour operation

Last tram 00:00
05:00-06:00      25 min
06:00-01:00      20 min
22:00-00:35      25 min
To SEF
Journey duration: 44'-51'
To Asklipeio Voulas
Journey duration: 59'-65'

Days
From Asklipeio Voulas
Tram Frequency
Monday
to
Thursday
First tram 05:04

Last tram 00:04
First tram 04:56

Last tram 23:56
05:00-07:00      20 min
07:00-21:00      15 min
21:00-01:00      20 min
Friday
First tram 05:04

24 hour operation
First tram 04:56

24 hour operation
05:00-07:00      20 min
07:00-21:00      15 min
21:00-00:00      20 min
00:00-05:00      40 min
Saturday
24 hour operation
24 hour operation
05:00-07:00      30 min
07:00-00:00      20 min
00:00-05:00      40 min
Sunday
24 hour operation

Last tram 00:15
24 hour operation

Last tram 23:48
05:00-06:00      30 min
06:00-01:00      20 min
22:00-00:35      25 min
To SEF
Journey duration: 41'-45'
To Syntagma
Journey duration: 59'-65'

Days
From SEF
Tram Frequency
Monday
to
Thursday
First tram 05:01

Last tram 00:01
First tram 05:12

Last tram 00:10
05:00-07:00      25 min
07:00-21:00      15 min
21:00-01:00      20 min
Friday
First tram 05:01

24 hour operation
First tram 05:12

24 hour operation
05:00-07:00      25 min
07:00-21:00      15 min
21:00-00:00      20 min
00:00-05:00      40 min
Saturday
24 hour operation
24 hour operation
05:00-07:00      25 min
07:00-00:00      20 min
00:00-05:00      40 min
Sunday
24 hour operation

Last tram 00:02
24 hour operation

Last tram 00:16
05:00-06:00      25 min
06:00-01:00      20 min
22:00-00:35      25 min
To Syntagma
Journey duration: 44'-51'
To Asklipeio Voulas
Journey duration: 41'-45'
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Athens tram map:

Map of the Athens tram system
Click to enlarge
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