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Athens Metro: Extensions decisions for Petroupoli, Glyfada, Kallithea and PYRKAL are finalised

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Πηγή: ypodomes.com

The new extensions of the Metro to Petroupoli, Glyfada, Kallithea and PYRKAL (Dafni) have been decided by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and the Attiko Metro. With its decision, YPOME invites the beneficiary to submit pre – project studies for funding for the four major extensions of the Athens Metro.

As it is noted in the specific decision, the object of those projects will be tenders for the studies concerning the following lines:

-Preliminary studies for the new branch of line 1 Thiseio- Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF / Kallithea).

-Preliminary design for the extension of line 4 in the section Evangelismos-PYRKAL-Dafni.

Preliminary studies for the extension of line 2 Elliniko-Glyfada.

Preliminary study for the western extension of the line Alsos Veikou – Petroupoli.

It is estimated that a total of 10,623,120 euros are estimated to be required to complete these studies. For each line extension there will be separate tenders for the preparation of the necessary studies.

The tenders will start as soon as the above project is included in the ESPA 2021-2027, specifically in the Operational Program of Transport Infrastructure. These studies will pave the way for the future auction and materialization of these projects in future ESPA (2027-2033).

We should clarify that as far as the large extension of line 4 Goudi-Maroussi-Ethniki Odos, topographic, geological and geotechnical studies have already been completed. The continuation of the studies in this extension will be done with funds that will be secured in the future by ESPA.

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It should be reminded that the extension of line 2 Anthoupoli-Agios Nikolaos is expected to go for auction at the end of the year. At the same time there is another extension line, that of line 2 from Agios Nikolaos in Ilion to Ano Liossia and Menidi. This project also requires funds to mature in terms of design and at some point in the future to move towards materialization.

Which are the new extensions?

In total, with these 4 extensions, the Metro network will grow by approximately 22 kilometers and an additional 17 new stations will be added.

Specifically:

New branch of Line 1 Thiseio-SNF (Kallithea)

The new line will be 5 km long and will be fully underground. It will start from THISIO station and then the stations that are planned to be built are: Hamosternas, Plateia Davaki, Lofos Filaretou / Tzitzifies and Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The cost is estimated at 450m euros. It will serve approximately 65,000 passengers daily.

Line Branch 4 Evangelismos-Dafni

This is a new line which may at some point be the beginning of the 5th line of the Athens Metro. The new line will start from Evangelismos station which will share with line 4. It will have a length of about 4 km and the stations PAGRATI, VYRONAS, PYRKAL and possibly a connection with DAFNI station. The cost is estimated at 350m euros.

Line Extension 2 Elliniko-Glyfada

This is an important extension that will fully cover the southern suburbs and the commercial hubs in Elliniko and Glyfada. The stations that will be constructed will be ANO GLYFADA, L.VOULIAGMENIS, GLYFADA and they will be of length 4.4 km.

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Line Extension 4 Alsos Veikou – Petroupoli

This is an 8 km long extension with 6 new stations: NEA IONIA, PERISSOS, NEA PHILADELPHIA, PYRGOS VASILISSIS , ILION, PETROUPOLI. The cost of the line is estimated at 600m euros.

Together with the first phase of line 4 which is under construction, Alsos Veikos-Goudi and the planned auction of the extension of line 2 to Ilion, the Athens Metro will exceed 100 stations.

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