Though the two new metro stations in Athens have actually completed for quite some time, delays caused by an engineering company scandal have finally been overcome. Adding new mass transit stations is always great news for everyone, because even those who don't use the metro will still enjoy less traffic than before.
More than 50, 000 passengers daily are expected to use the two new metro stations in the western suburbs of Athens, the neighborhoods of Peristeri and Anthoupoli, making it easier to get into downtown in under 13 minutes from the last stop.
The stations were finished a few years ago, along with a number of others, but their opening was delayed because of a scandal involving the German engineering company Seimens that pushed back critical operational installations. That was resolved when the company agreed to pay damages to the government.
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