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

November 2014

  • NOMARHIA Station & Crossover: The works concerning the diversion of the 1stbranch of the sewage pipe through 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 have commenced;
  • KALAMARIA Station: The works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress;
  • NEA KRINI Station: The construction of the Station’s pile retaining system, the excavation of a section of the Station at a depth of approximately 9m, as well as the works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress;
  • MIKRA Station: The construction of the Station’s pile retaining system (prestressed anchors, shotcrete) and the works for the diversion of PUO are in progress.
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October 2014

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The works for the construction of shafts for the diversion of the sewage network are in progress;
  • KALAMARIA Station: The works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress;
  • NEA KRINI Station: The works for the diversion of PUO networks have commenced, while the works for the construction of perimeter piles, as well as excavation works at the Station, are in progress;
  • MIKRA Station: The works for the diversion of PUO networks have commenced, while the excavation and temporary retaining works at the TBMs access shaft are in progress;
  • The preparation of designs is at an advanced stage.
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