Although the trains on the original Athens Piraeus Electric Railways (Line 1)
are completely covered with graffiti and in dire need of a refit inside it is a reliable service. The Athens Piraeus Electric Railway was originally a suburban service and later it was incorporated into the full metro system where it interchanges with Lines 2 & 3 at various points to Kifissia. The Metro Line is one of the oldest in the world.
At Monastiraki the train passes remains of Athen's past on it’s way to the next stop Thissio. The most southerly station is Piraeus; the station itself is grand but it is very tired and there is a less than salubrious feel to the area, across the busy road is where Ferries of all sizes go to far flung reaches of the Aegean Sea making Piraeus a very important hub.