Construction of TRAMWAY extensions

Construction of TRAMWAY extensions

ATTIKO METRO S.A. by virtue of the recent legal provision (Number of Law 4070/12) assumed the responsibility to continue the expansion of the Tramway network, after a design and construction of the sections on the existing lines, as exhibited below:

Extension to Piraeus (Νeo Faliro – Downtown area – Piraeus Port)
Project Data
Route Neo Faliro – Mikras Asias – Lambraki – Vas. Georgiou A’ – Port – Ethn. Antistaseos – Om. Skylitsi – Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF)
Length To Piraeus: 3.1 km
From Piraeus: 2.3 km
Number of Stops 7 new stops on the inbound route: Karaiskaki Stadium – M. Asias – Lambraki – Evangelistria – Pl. Deligianni – Dimarchio – Akti Possidonos
5 new stops on the outbound route: Ag. Triada – Pl. Ippodamias – 34ou Syntagmatos – Androutsou – Om. Skylitsi

On January 14th 2013, ATTIKO METRO S.A. and THEMELI S.A. Contracting Company signed the Contract for the construction of the Tramway Extension to Piraeus, of an amount equal to EURO 61.5 million. This Project is funded in the framework of the National Strategic Reference Framework and “Attica 2007-2013” Operational Program.

The construction of the project commenced in Spring 2013 and it is anticipated to be completed in 25 months, while at the same time ATTIKO METRO S.A., will supply, along with an international tender, 25 new Tramway vehicles to support the new extension.

Apart from the transportation services to be offered, the areas of Piraeus served by the tramway network will be drastically upgraded; ATTIKO METRO S.A. will proceed with the creation of green areas, where 1,200 trees are foreseen to be planted, park redevelopment works and the installation of a modern system for waste collection in underground containers. Moreover, during the first stage of the project, new traffic arrangements are foreseen for serving Piraeus and its residents in the best possible way.

Through the aforementioned infrastructures, the greatest Port of the Greece will regain its lost glory and will be transformed into a modern traffic junction uniting two Metro Lines (Line 1 and 3), the Port (OLP), the Suburban Railway and the Tramway, facilitating, thus, thousands of citizens wishing to travel by boat.

Piraeus Extension – Phase B’ (Neo Faliro – City Centre – Piraeus Port)
Project Data
Route Connection between the centre of Piraeus and Hatzikyriakio Foundation and Freatyda
Length 2.8km of single track and 1 km of double track
Number of Stops 10 new stops

Extension to Argyroupoli
Project Data
Route Elliniko – Depot – Argyroupoli
Length 1.1 km
Number of Stops 3 new stops

Εxtension from Syntagma to Egyptou Square (Pedio tou Areos)
Project Data
Route Syntagma – Pedio Areos
Length 2.2 km
Number of Stops 4 new stops

Extension to Keratsini
Project Data
Route Piraeus Port – Keratsini Port
Length 3.8 km
Number of Stops 6 new stops

The Athens Tramway network consists in two lines and runs the routes from Syntagma to Voula, from Syntagma to Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF) and from SEF to Voula. Its total length is 25.9km (including also the 2.2km of the line connecting the Depot with the service line).

The Project is an investment of 340 million EURO and was funded mainly with subsidies from the Community Support Programs and Loans from the European Investment Bank.

For the largest portion (95%) of its network, the Tramway vehicles run on an exclusive use corridor.

There is a total of forty eight (48) stops on the Tramway network, three (3) of which, i.e. “SYNTAGMA”, “SEF” and “ASKLIPIIO VOULAS” are terminal stops. The average distance between stops is 460 meters and there are four (4) stops giving the option to transfer to the Metro, namely the stops of Syntagma, Neos Kosmos, Fix and SEF.

The average travel speed of the Tramway vehicles is 22 km/h and the max. speed they are permitted to reach is 70 km/h on the coastal section of the route and 50 km/h on the urban section.

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