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

February 2015

  • NOMARCHIA Station & Crossover: The works for the diversion of the central sewage pipe have been completed. At an advanced stage are the works for the construction of a street parallel to Mitropoliti Kydonion Grigoriou Street within the area of the former Farmaki Military Camp, extending between G. Papandreou and V. Olgas Streets, as well as the works for the construction of a connecting road with Ifigenias Street. Moreover, the works for the diversion of PUO networks are at an advanced stage;
  • KALAMARIA Station: Preliminary works for the occupation of the worksite are have commenced. The works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress, while the works concerning traffic arrangements are at an advanced stage;
  • NEA KRINI Station: The construction of the Station’s retaining works (pre-stressed anchors, cap beams/slabs retaining system) are at an advanced stage, while the excavation of the Station at a depth of approximately 9m is in progress;
  • MIKRA Station: The construction of temporary retaining works (prestressed anchors, bored piles, shotcrete) are at an advanced stage. Worksite installation works and TBM shaft excavation are in progress;
  • The preparation of designs is in progress;
  • The expropriation of spaces at ARETSOU Station, part of the MIKRA Station and at MIKRA Forestation is still pending.
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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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