Extension to Kalamaria

Extension to Kalamaria

Thessaloniki Metro line is currently being extended towards the areas of Nomarchia, Kalamaria, Aretsou, Nea Krini and Micra. This underground extension shall be 4.78km long with 5 new Stations. More precisely, the project concerning the first extension of Thessaloniki Metro to Kalamaria was tendered on May 6th, 2009 and the relevant contract was concluded on June 2013 with AKTOR ATE Joint Venture. The total budget of the project amounted to 518 million (400 million € concern the contract in question). This project has been integrated in the National Strategic Framework – “Macedonia – Thrace” Business Plan and is funded by the European Investment Bank. In June 2014, construction works have commenced at NEA KRINI Station, which is included in the Thessaloniki Metro extension to Kalamaria, and constitutes the second Metro worksite after the TBM startup shaft.

Moreover, the infrastructure for the future extension of the Metro Line to the Airport is foreseen to be constructed together with a well-organized Bus Transfer Station in the area of Micra Station. A car parking facility is also planned to be constructed in the same Station.

This extension shall service more than 65,000 passengers, proportionally reducing the number of trips by private vehicles. It shall only take 15 minutes to cover the distance from Micra Station to the center of Thessaloniki. This project shall upgrade the municipality of Kalamaria in terms of transportation and environment, improving at the same time citizens’ every-day life.

PROGRESS OF WORKS

January 2015

  • NOMARHIA Station & Crossover: The works for the construction of pits for the diversion of the central sewage pipe, the works for the diversion of traffic from Mitropoliti Kydonion Grigoriou street into a new street within the area of the former Farmaki camp, as well as the works for the diversion of PUO networks are at an advanced stage;
  • KALAMARIA Station: The works for the diversion of PUO networks, as well as the works concerning traffic arrangements are in progress;
  • NEA KRINI Station: The construction of the Station’s retaining works, as well as the excavation of the Station at a depth of approximately 9m are in progress;
  • MIKRA Station: The works for the diversion of PUO networks have commenced, while the construction of temporary retaining works (prestressed anchors, shotcrete), as well as the worksite installations are in progress;
  • Kritis Shaft: The works for the implementation of traffic arrangements have commenced;
  • The preparation of designs is in progress;
  • The expropriation of an area at ARETSOU, NEA KRINI Stations and at MIKRA Forestation, is still pending.
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December 2014

  • NOMARCHIA Station & Crossover: The works concerning the diversion of the sewage pipe through micro-TBM underground boring have been completed. The works for the diversion of traffic from Mitropoliti Kydonion Grigoriou street into a new street within the area of the former Farmaki camp, as well as the PUO network diversion works, are in progress;
  • KALAMARIA Station: The works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress, while traffic arrangement works have commenced;
  • NEA KRINI Station: The construction of the Station’s pile retaining system, as well as the excavation of a section of the Station at a depth of approximately 9m are in progress;
  • MIKRA Station: The construction of the Station’s temporary retaining system (prestressed anchors, shotcrete), as well as worksite installation works networks are in progress;
  • The preparation of designs is in progress;
  • The expropriation of ARETSOU, NEA KRINI Station areas and the area of MIKRA forestation is still pending.
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