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 2016

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The excavation of the station’s level -1 is completed, while the works for the installation of metal struts at level -1 are in progress.
  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: The excavation of the crossover’s level -1 is completed, while the works for the installation of metal struts at level -1 are in progress.
  • KALAMARIA Station: Works for the construction of perimeter piles and the pile cap beam at the northern section, as well as the works for the construction of struts made of reinforced concrete are in progress. Preparatory works for traffic arrangements – Phase D – and the construction of the road surface slab and the safety barriers for the by-pass of Pontou street are in progress.
  • ARETSOU Station: Works for construction of perimeter piles and pile cap beam intended for temporary retaining are in progress.
  • NEA KRINI Station: Works for the construction of the slab at level -1 and anchors at TBM tunnels’ fronts are in progress.
  • MIKRA Forestation: Works for the construction of the piles for the temporary retaining piles of the staircase are in progress.
  • MIKRA 2nd Crossover: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles are completed, while the construction of and perimeter piles’ cap beams is in progress.
  • MIKRA Forestation: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles, as well as the configuration of the worksite area are in progress; general excavation works are also in progress.
  • Kritis shaft: The construction of the 2nd level metal struts is completed.
  • Pontou shaft: The construction of perimeter piles and perimeter piles cap beam has been completed.
  • The preparation and approval of designs are in progress.
  • 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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December 2015

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The construction of struts made of reinforced concrete has been completed, while the excavation of the station’s level -1 is in progress;
  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: The construction of struts made of reinforced concrete has been completed, while the excavation of the crossover’s level -1 is in progress;
  • KALAMARIA Station: Works for the construction of perimeter piles at the southern-eastern section of the station have been completed. Works for the construction of perimeter piles cap beams and struts made of reinforced concrete are in progress in the same section. These works are also in progress in the northern-eastern section. Finally, the works for the construction of road surface and traffic barriers for the diversion of Pontou Street are in progress;
  • ARETSOU Station: Works for worksite installations are in progress;
  • NEA KRINI Station: Works for the waterproofing of the station and the construction of perimeter walls at level -1, platforms and part of the slab at level -1 are in progress;
  • MIKRA Forestation: Works for the boring of the 1st and the 2nd NATM tunnels, the excavation and the construction of the bottom slab in the TBM access shaft have completed;
  • MIKRA 2nd Crossover: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles and perimeter piles’ cap beams are in progress;
  • Terminal Shaft: The construction of perimeter piles has been completed;
  • Kritis shaft: The excavation of the 2nd phase has been completed; the installation of the 2nd level metal struts is in progress;
  • Pontou shaft: The construction of perimeter piles and perimeter piles cap beam has been completed;
  • The preparation and approval of designs are in progress;
  • 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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