THE GS TRAM SITE

ΑΘΉΝΑ (ATHÍNA) / ATHENS

ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA) – GREECE

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July 1953

The postwar network, after significant reductions in tram track length and an extension of the rapid transit line.




ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA) – GREECE

ΑΘΉΝΑ (ATHÍNA) / ATHENS


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Athens trams Piraeus Athens tram

GREATER ATHENS WITH PIRAEUS

Athens Piraeus tram map 1953


INSET: ATHENS AND SURROUNDING AREA

Athens regional tram map 1953


INSET: CENTRAL ATHENS

Athens centre tram map 1953


INSET: PIRAEUS

Piraeus tram map 1953


Note (1): Names of streets, squares etc. used below and on the maps are as they are today.

Note (2): Transliteration of Greek text into the Latin alphabet follows the ISO 843, 1997 TR standard.



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES

ATHENS AND INTERURBAN TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Ηλεκτρική Εταιρία Μεταφόρων (HEM)

  1 Νέο Φάληρο (Néo Fáliro) - Λεωφόρος Ποδειδώνος (Leofóros Podeidónos) – Τζιτζιφιές (Tzitzifiés) – Λεωφόρος Ανδρέα Συγγρού (Leofóros Andréa Syngróu) - Εθνικός Κήπος (Ethnikós Kípos) - Σύνταγμα (Sýntagma) – Ελευθερίου Βενιζέλου (Eleftheríou Venizélou) - Ακαδημία (Akadimía)
  2/12 Κυψέλη (Kypséli) - 28ης Οκτωβρίου (28-is Oktovríou) – Ελευθερίου Βενιζέλου (Eleftheríou Venizélou) - Σύνταγμα (Sýntagma) – Εθνικός Κήπος (Ethnikós Kípos) - Ζάππειο (Záppeio) - Παγκράτι (Pankráti)
  3 Καλλιθέα (Kallithéa) - Λεωφόρος Ανδρέα Συγγρού (Leofóros Andréa Syngróu)] - Εθνικός Κήπος (Ethnikós Kípos) - Σύνταγμα (Sýntagma) – Ελευθερίου Βενιζέλου (Eleftheríou Venizélou) - 28ης Οκτωβρίου (28-is Oktovríou) – Πλατεία Κολιάτσου (Platéia Koliátsou)
  3-7 Αμπελόκηποι (Ampelókipoi) - Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας (Vasilíssis Sofías) – Ακαδημίας (Akadimías) - 28ης Οκτωβρίου (28-is Oktovríou) – Πατήσια (Patísia)
  4 Ομόνοια (Omónoia) – Πειραιώς (Peiraiós) – Ρούφ (Róuf)
  9 Ομόνοια (Omónoia) - Αθηνάς (Athinás) – Ερμού (Ermóu) – Θησείο (Thiséio) – Πετράλωνα (Petrálona)
11 Κολοκυνθού (Kolokynthóu) – Λένορμαν (Lénorman) – Ευριπίδου (Evripídou) [back: Σοφοκλέους (Sofokléous)] - Ιπποκράτους (Ippokrátous) – Τέρμα Ιπποκράτους (Térma Ippokrátous)
17 Νέο Φάληρο (Néo Fáliro) – Μικράς Ασίας (Mikrás Asías) - Λεωφόρος Ηρώων Πολυτεχνείου (Leofóros Iróon Polytechnéiou) - 'Αγιος Βασίλειος (Ágios Vasíleios)
21 Παλαμηδίου (Palamidíou) - Σταθμός Πειραιά (Stathmós Peiraiá) [Piraeus Station] – Λεωφόρος Ηρώων Πολυτεχνείου (Leofóros Iróon Polytechnéiou) - 'Αγιος Βασίλειος (Ágios Vasíleios)

PIRAEUS TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Ελληνικοί Ηλεκτρικοί Σιδηρόδρομοι (Ε.Η.Σ.)

  1 Τελωνείο (Telonéio) - Σταθμός Πειραιά (Stathmós Peiraiá) [Piraeus Station] – Σταθμός Λαρίσης (Stathmós Larísis) [Larisis Station (In Piraeus)]
  2 Τελωνείο (Telonéio) – Περίπτερον (Perípteron)
  3 Σταθμός Πειραιά (Stathmós Peiraiá) [Piraeus Station] – Άγιος Γεώργιος (Ágios Geórgios)
  4 Σταθμός Πειραιά (Stathmós Peiraiá) [Piraeus Station] – Άγιος Γεώργιος (Ágios Geórgios) – Πέραμα (Pérama) - Ναύσταθμος Σαλαμίνας (Náfstathmos Salamínas) [Salamis Naval Base]

ATHENS-PIRAEUS RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE

Operator: Ελληνικοί Ηλεκτρικοί Σιδηρόδρομοι (Ε.Η.Σ.)

   Αττική (Attikí) - Βικτώρια (Viktória) – Ομόνοια (Omónoia) - Θησείο (Thiséio) - Πετράλωνα (Petrálona) - Καλλιθέα (Kallithéa) - Νέο Φάληρο (Néo Fáliro) - Σταθμός Πειραιά (Stathmós Peiraiá) [Piraeus Station]


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways: ? km.
  • Rapid transit: 12.2 km.


HISTORY

  • City trams (first-generation): (horse-drawn:) 1882 - 1908; (steam): 1887 - 1908; (electric): 30 Oct. 1908 - 15 Oct. 1960
  • City trams (second-generation): 19 July 2004 - today.
  • Piraeus-Perama light railway (Τραμ Περάματος): 20 July 1936 - 4 Apr. 1977
  • Athens–Piraeus Electric Railways: (steam operated): 27 Feb. 1869 - 1904; (electric): 1904 - 10 June 2011 (incorporated into the Athens Metro).
  • Athens Metro: 28 Jan. 2000 - today.

GAUGE

  • Trams (first-generation): 1000 mm.
  • Trams (second-generation): 1435 mm.
  • Piraeus-Perama light railway (Τραμ Περάματος): 1435 mm.
  • Athens–Piraeus Electric Railways: 1435 mm.
  • Metro: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Sankey, D.B. "Tramways in Greece and Rome in 1953 - Part I: Greece" The Modern Tramway Sept. 1954 (17: 201), p.155-160

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