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

March 2016

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The works for the installation of metal struts at level -2 are in progress.
  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: The works for the installation of metal struts at level -1 were completed. The excavation works of level -2 and the works for the installation of metal struts at level -2 are in progress.
  • ARETSOU Station: The works for the excavation of the station are in progress.
  • NEA KRINI Station: The works for the construction of the roof slab and the walls at level -1 are in progress.
  • MIKRA 1st Crossover: The construction of temporary retaining piles is in progress.
  • MIKRA 2nd Crossover: The works for the construction of perimeter piles’ cap beam were completed. The works for the installation of metal struts and for the construction of anchors at the 1st level are in progress.
  • The preparation and approval of designs are in progress.
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February 2016

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The works for the installation of metal struts at level -1 were completed, while the excavation of the station’s level -2 is in progress.
  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: The works for the installation of metal struts at level -1 are in progress.
  • KALAMARIA Station: Works for traffic arrangements – Phase D – were completed. At the western section, in progress are the works for the construction of the perimeter piles cap beam and for the construction of reinforced concrete struts.
  • ARETSOU Station: Works for the relocation of EYATH and OTE networks were completed. In progress are the works for the implementation of traffic arrangements – phase A – and for the construction of prestressed anchors for temporary retaining.
  • NEA KRINI Station: Works for the construction of the slab at level -1 were completed. Works for the construction of walls up to the roof slab, the construction of a fire fighting tank and for the installation of the station’s waterproofing system are in progress.
  • MIKRA Station: Works for the construction of the piles for the temporary retaining of the staircase were completed.
  • MIKRA 2nd Crossover: Works for the construction of perimeter piles’ cap beam, as well as preparatory works for the installation of struts at the roof level are in progress.
  • MIKRA Forestation: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles, the configuration of the worksite area, the diversion of PUO networks, as well as preparatory works for traffic arrangement – phase A – are in progress.
  • Kritis shaft: The construction of the 2nd level metal struts is completed.
  • The expropriation of areas in ARETSOU, MIKRA (part) Stations and MIKRA Forestation has been completed, while the supplementary expropriation of an area in a small part of MIKRA Station is still pending.
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