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

August 2016

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The works for the construction of the foundation slab are in progress.
  • KALAMARIA Station: The works for the temporary retaining of the metal struts up to the 4th level are in progress.
  • ARETSOU Station: The installation of metal struts at the 2nd level has been completed. In progress are the excavation works up to the 3rd level.
  • The preparation and approval of designs are in progress.
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June 2016

  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: The works for the installation of metal struts at the 3rd level have been completed. In progress are the excavation and temporary retaining works up to the invert.
  • KALAMARIA Station: The installation of metal struts at the 2nd level have been completed. In progress are the excavation works and retaining works up to level -3.
  • ARETSOU Station: In progress are the works for the construction of reinforced concrete struts at the station roof level as well as the works for the construction of the piles cap beam for the temporary retaining.
  • NEA KRINI Station: The works for the construction of the Station’s northern access are in progress.
  • MIKRA Station & Crossover: The construction of piles for the temporary retaining is in progress.
  • MIKRA Forestation: In progress are works for the construction of piles for the temporary retaining and the cap beam. In progress are excavation and temporary retaining works at a section of the forestation.
  • End Shaft: In progress are construction works of the piles cap beam for the temporary retaining.
  • The preparation and approval of designs are in progress.
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