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 2015

  • NOMARCHIA Station: Works for the perimeter piles and piles cap beam have been completed, while the construction of struts made of reinforced concrete at level -1 are in progress.
  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles and their cap beam have been completed. The works for the construction of struts made of reinforced concrete, as well as for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress.
  • KALAMARIA Station: Works for the construction of perimeter piles at the eastern section of the station have been completed. Works for the construction of perimeter piles cap beams, struts made of reinforced concrete, as well as works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress.
  • ARETSOU Station: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles are in progress.
  • NEA KRINI Station: Works for the construction of a pumping station on the station raft, works for the construction of perimeter walls at level -2, platforms and part of the slab at level -1 are in progress.
  • MIKRA Forestation: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles, for the configuration of the worksite and general excavation works are in progress.
  • Terminal Shaft: The construction of perimeter piles is in progress.
  • Kritis shaft: The excavation of the 2nd phase and the construction of a temporary retaining wall are in progress; the installation of the1st level metal struts has been completed.
  • Pontou shaft: The construction of perimeter piles and the configuration of the worksite area are in progress. Moreover, excavation works are in progress for the construction of perimeter piles cap beam.
  • 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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October 2015

  • NOMARCHIA Station: Works for the phase A excavation, the construction of struts at level -1 and the perimeter piles cap beam are in progress;
  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles and their cap beam, as well as works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress;
  • KALAMARIA Station: Works for the construction of perimeter piles at the eastern section of the station, as well as works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress;
  • ARETSOU Station: The works for the construction of perimeter piles at a part of the station are in progress;
  • NEA KRINI Station: Works for the construction of a pumping station on the station raft, works for the construction of perimeter walls at level -3 and works for the removal of the 2nd row of struts, are in progress;
  • MIKRA Station: The boring of the 1st and 2nd NATM tunnel is completed;
  • MIKRA 2nd Crossover: Works for the construction of perimeter retaining piles and their cap beam are in progress;
  • MIKRA Forestation: Works for the diversion of PUO networks are in progress;
  • Terminal Shaft: The construction of perimeter piles is in progress;
  • Kritis shaft: The excavation of the 1st phase and the preparatory works for the installation of the 1st level metal struts is in progress;
  • Pontou shaft: The construction of perimeter piles and the configuration of the worksite area are in progress;
  • Preparation and approval of designs: in progress;
  • Areas expropriation at ARETSOU Station, MIKRA Station and MIKRA Forestation is still pending.
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