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 2016

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The construction of the permanent lining from the foundation slab up to level -2 is in progress.
  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: The construction of the permanent lining from the foundation slab up to level -1 was completed. In progress is the construction of the slab of level -1 and the removal of struts of the second level
  • ARETSOU Station: The excavation and temporary retaining of the station has been completed. In progress is the construction of the foundation slab.
  • Pontou shaft: The excavation and the temporary retaining up to level -2 are in progress.
  • NEA KRINI Station: In progress is the construction of the masonry walls at level -1.
  • 1st Crossover and Section of MIKRA Station: The excavation and temporary retaining have been completed. The waterproofing of the perimeter walls and the construction of the foundation slab is in progress.
  • 2nd Crossover and Section of MIKRA Station: The construction of the final level of anchors is in progress.
  • MIKRA Forestation – Section 01: The installation of the 2nd level struts has been completed. Section 03 – 05: The construction of the 3rd row of anchors has been completed. Excavation up to the 4th row is in progress. Section 08-09: The excavation up to the 2nd level is in progress.
  • Terminal shaft: The installation of the steel struts of the 2nd level is in progress.
  • The preparation and approval of designs are in progress.
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October 2016

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The waterproofing of masonry walls from the foundation slab to level -1 has been completed, while in progress is the construction of the platform.
  • NOMARCHIA Crossover: The waterproofing of masonry walls from the foundation slab to level -1 has been completed. In progress is the construction of scaffolding and formwork for the construction of the slab of level -1.
  • ARETSOU Station: The installation of 3rd level metal struts has been completed, while in progress is the excavation and temporary retaining up to the final level.
  • Pontou shaft: The excavation and installation of 1st level metal struts have been completed.
  • NEA KRINI Station: In progress is the construction of the walls.
  • 1st MIKRA Crossover: In progress is the excavation and temporary retaining down to the invert, as well as the waterproofing of the final level.
  • 2nd MIKRA Crossover: The excavation to the final level of anchors, as well as the construction of all anchors, except for the final one, have been completed.
  • MIKRA Forestation – Section 01: The installation of the 1st level struts and the excavation for the installation of the 2nd row of struts, as well as the construction of the 1st row of anchors, have been completed. Section 03 – 05: The construction of the 2nd row of anchors has been completed, while the construction of the 3rd row is in progress. Section 06-10: The excavation and shotcreting works to the final level have been completed.
  • The preparation and approval of designs are in progress.
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