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

September 2016

  • NOMARCHIA Station: The works for the construction of the foundation slab have been completed. The construction of the permanent lining from the foundation slab up to level -1 is in progress.
  • Nomarchia Junction: The construction of the foundation slab is completed. The removal of the struts at the last level is in progress, as well as the construction of a permanent lining from the foundation slab up to level -1.
  • KALAMARIA Station: The installation of the metal struts at the 4th level has been completed while in progress are anchors excavation and construction works up to the final level.
  • ARETSOU Station: The excavation of metal struts up to the 3rd level has been completed. In progress are the installation works at the 3rd level.
  • KRINI Station: The works for the construction of the southern entrance is in progress.
  • 1st MICRA Junction: Excavation works up to the 7th row of anchors is in progress. In progress are also works for the construction of anchors at the 6th and 7th row.
  • 2nd MICRA Junction: The construction of the 2nd row of struts has been completed while excavation works up to the 6th row of anchors is in progress.
  • MICRA Forestation: In progress is the installation of struts at the 1st level and excavation works up to the 2nd row of anchors. In addition, in progress is the tensioning of the temporary retaining anchors at the 1st level.
  • The preparation and approval of designs are in progress.
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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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